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The Coca-Cola Co eyes COVID-19 rebound with pledge to keep staff

25 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has no plans to lay off staff, according to CEO James Quincey, despite warning that the world is "still at the beginning of the beginning" of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Coca-Cola Co "respects" Olympic Games delay

24 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has supported today's decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to next year.

What the stock market free-fall means for the drinks industry today and tomorrow, and PepsiCo's hopes to become a rock star - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Mar 2020

As stock markets go into meltdown, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, is here to walk us through the madness. This month, Ian looks at what the coronavirus effect will be for listed drinks companies, as well as considering the longer-term fall-out. He also turns his attention to PepsiCo's recent acquisition in the energy drinks area.

Drinks firms tell staff to stay home as US, Europe coronavirus outbreaks spread

16 Mar 2020

Beverage companies in Europe and the US are moving to protect employees from an upsurge in coronavirus outbreaks by closing corporate offices and encouraging their staff to work from home.

The Coca-Cola Co furthers McLaren F1 sponsorship deal as races suspended

13 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has extended its sponsorship of Formula One team McLaren Racing amid a postponement of the F1 season because of the coronavirus.

PepsiCo's Rockstar buy takes energy drinks fight global - comment

12 Mar 2020

The Wall Street Journal got early wind yesterday of PepsiCo's swoop for Rockstar Energy Beverages, publishing an unconfirmed report on the deal hours before PepsiCo released an official statement. In hindsight, however, the signs that the soft drinks and snacks producer was set for a major play in the energy category were all there.

The Coca-Cola Co brings Coke Energy Cherry to Europe

12 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to expand the availability of a US-exclusive flavour for Coca-Cola Energy to a number of European markets.

PepsiCo to pay US$3.85bn for Rockstar Energy Beverages

11 Mar 2020

PepsiCo has agreed to buy Rockstar Energy Beverages for US$3.85bn in a deal that sets up an energy drinks showdown with The Coca-Cola Co.

How did Monster Beverage Corp perform in 2019? - results data

5 Mar 2020

Monster Beverage Corp has hit a number of firsts in its latest set of results, with sales in both the fourth quarter and the full year hitting new highs.

The Coca-Cola Co suffers sweetener delays as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

26 Feb 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has said shipments of artificial sweetener sucralose from China have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Coca-Cola Co enters US with Costa Coffee machines

24 Feb 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has launched its first Costa Coffee vending machines in the US as the group continues to expand the brand around the world.

Hard seltzer a tougher sell in Australia warns Coca-Cola Amatil

24 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil, the Australian distributor for Beam Suntory, has said it would rather expand its existing portfolio than branch out into the unknown with hard seltzer in the country.

Coffee beans a bigger play than RTDs in Costa roll-out - Coca-Cola HBC

19 Feb 2020

Coffee bean pack sales will account for a larger slice of Coca-Cola HBC's Costa Coffee rollout than RTDs, the group CEO has forecast.

The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke Sublime Lime - Product Launch

19 Feb 2020

Coca-Coca European Partners has expanded the overhaul of The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke brand with the launch of a lime-flavoured variant.

The Coca-Cola Co's Sprite Ginger - Product Launch

12 Feb 2020

The new varient follows the launch last year of Sprite Lymonade and limited-editions including Sprite Winter Spiced Cranberry. Coca-Cola said the new flavour targets consumer demand in the US for ginger-flavored sparkling drinks.

PepsiCo scores high - and low - in Super Bowl ad ranking - research

10 Feb 2020

PepsiCo has come both top and bottom of a list of Super Bowl ad makers that scores engagement with consumers.

How will the coronavirus impact the beverage industry? - focus

7 Feb 2020

In 2003, I was living in Taipei at the height of the SARS panic. The city was a sea of facemasks and hand sanitiser. Taipei's crowded public transport suddenly became even less appealing. At a time when everyone had a SARS story to tell, I spoke to one doctor whose hospital was quarantined without warning, trapping staff, patients and even people who had dropped by to visit relatives.

Why is the Coca-Cola Co being conservative for 2020? - analysis

4 Feb 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's impressive full-year performance in 2019 demonstrates the company's "broad-based strength", while guidance for the current year looks conservative, analysts believe.

Carlsberg Full-Year 2019 - preview

3 Feb 2020

On Tuesday, Carlsberg will report its results for both the full 12 months and the last quarter of 2019. Back in October, the group posted a 3.1% rise in sales from the third quarter, contributing to the 3.8% top-line increase for the first nine months of the year. Here's a look at the stories that will likely shape Carlsberg's performance in Q4.

The Coca-Cola Co reassures market over coronavirus repercussions

3 Feb 2020

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has said the coronavirus outbreak in China is unlikely to affect its top-line performance in the longer-term, despite offices and manufacturing sites in the country remaining closed.

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2020 - FREE TO ACCESS

3 Feb 2020

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January, a month that saw Suntory move for a stake in Edrington, Distill Ventures bring another non-alcoholic spirits brand to Diageo's attention and Molson Coors make its latest craft beer play.

The Coca-Cola Co full-year 2019 - preview

29 Jan 2020

On Thursday, The Coca-Cola Co will announce its results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2019. The company will be hoping to maintain its 6% sales growth rate, reported for the first nine months of the year in October. Here's a look at the stories that will likely shape Coca-Cola's performance in Q4.

Forget the Cola Wars, here comes Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's Coffee Clash - comment

24 Jan 2020

About two years ago, on holiday in Sicily, I fell deeply in love with coffee. I'd never really drunk it before, but since that first tentative iced coffee on a terrace in Palermo, I haven't stopped. Today, my kitchen boasts a cafetière, an espresso machine, even a grinder - the hallmark paraphernalia of the coffee addict.

The Coca-Cola Co silent on Coca-Cola with Coffee US launch

21 Jan 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has declined to comment on a social media claim that the group is readying the release of a three-strong range of Coca-Cola-branded RTD coffees in the US.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils creatine-based Powerade Ultra

17 Jan 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a variant of Powerade containing creatine as the company ramps up its sports drink portfolio.

Ronald Allen retires from The Coca-Cola Co board

15 Jan 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has announced the retirement of one of its long-standing board members.

The Coca-Cola Co "doesn't share energy drink plans with us" - Monster Beverage Corp CEO

13 Jan 2020

Monster Beverage Corp has said it must "protect its own space" when competing against The Coca-Cola Co's new energy drink, Coca-Cola Energy.

What's coming up in soft drinks in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

9 Jan 2020

As 2020 kicks off, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the key trends that are set to shape the category during the next 12 months.

Coca-Cola European Partners enlists Love Island’s Ovie Soko in Diet Coke push

9 Jan 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the latest ad campaign for its Diet Coke brand in the UK market.

Gal Gadot fronts Smartwater drive for The Coca-Cola Co

8 Jan 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has signed up Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot to promote its Smartwater bottled water brand in the US.

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