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The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper target US calorie cut

14 Nov 2019

The three leading soft drinks producers in the US have teamed up to try to reduce the amount of calories Americans consume from beverages by one-fifth over the next five years.

The Coca-Cola Co to remove more green Sprite bottles with South-East Asia plan

14 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to switch the colour of its Sprite packaging in South-East Asia from green to clear to assist recycling.

How has Monster Beverage Corp performed in YTD 2019? - results data - just-drinks comments

11 Nov 2019

Advance stocking in the US ahead of a price increase has helped boost sales for Monster Beverage Corp in the third quarter.

The Coca-Cola Co's AHA sparkling water - Product Launch

8 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to replace the sparkling variant of its Dasani water brand with AHA, a new flavoured sparkling water range that includes a shot of added caffeine.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Fanta gels with Conagra

7 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has partnered with US packaged food giant Conagra to launch Fanta-branded pudding-style gels.

The Coca-Cola Co to launch Rani Float in India in latest Middle East crossover

7 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has poached another beverage brand from its Middle Eastern JV for a launch in India.

How has Coca-Cola Consolidated performed in YTD 2019? - results data

6 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola Consolidated has reported a mid-single-digit lift in third-quarter sales, despite cycling year-prior price increases in the three-month period.

Are full-sugar soft drinks the new niche? - Comment

5 Nov 2019

Has the sugar tax changed the playing field so much that full-sugar is now considered a niche selling point for soft drinks? Lucy Britner takes a closer look.

The Coca-Cola Co silent on India plant sale report

31 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has declined to comment on reports linking the group to the sale of some of its factories in India to franchise partners.

US soft drinks giants combine in new recycling project

30 Oct 2019

The leading US soft drinks makers, The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper, have teamed up in a new campaign to boost recycling rates.

The Coca-Cola Co signs sponsorship deal with Juventus football club

29 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has moved further into football sponsorship after signing a commercial deal with Italy's leading football club, Juventus.

"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co

28 Oct 2019

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

The Coca-Cola Co's Odwalla Zero Sugar - Product Launch

25 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a "keto-friendly" smoothie under its Odwalla brand.

Coca-Cola European Partners lines up UK launch for Monster Beverage Corp's Reign

24 Oct 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to launch Monster Beverage Corp's gym-focussed US energy drink, Reign, in the UK.

PepsiCo rolls out Pepsi, Mountain Dew on SodaStream

24 Oct 2019

PepsiCo has launched some of its best-known brands on the SodaStream platform, including Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew.

The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Oct 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

The Coca-Cola Co to change Coke Energy taste in US to chase new consumers

21 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to make Coke Energy taste more like Coke in the US as it looks to recruit new consumers into the category.

How did The Coca-Cola Co perform in Q3 2019? - results data

18 Oct 2019

Solid third-quarter sales growth has supported The Coca-Cola Co's nine-month performance as innovations such as Coke Energy and extra fridges in Brazil boost the top line.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Coke-flavoured Tic Tacs - just-drinks comments

14 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with confectioner the Ferrero Group to launch Coke-flavoured Tic Tac mint sweets.

Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle

11 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO

8 Oct 2019

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the soda category.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils omega 3 beverage in 2020 innovation showcase

7 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up more innovations for next year, including new Coke flavours and a "superfusion" beverage that contains a fatty acid usually found in fish oil.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils recycled marine-plastic bottle

4 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has made a bottle out of recycled marine plastic as the group continues to look for technological solutions to deal with ecological waste.

Has the soft drinks category missed the premiumisation train? - Comment

3 Oct 2019

The UK's gin boom has allowed for a raft of innovation in the mixers segment. In turn, the availability of premium mixers has provided non-drinkers with more sophisticated options. But, where does this leave the rest of the soft drinks category, asks Lucy Britner.

The Coca-Cola Co to roll out Coca-Cola Energy to the US next year

1 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch its Coke-branded energy drink in the US next year, adding another major market to the beverage's global footprint - and a new flavour.

Plain packaging threat to drinks on the rise - study

1 Oct 2019

An FMCG research company has significantly increased its estimated loss to the global drinks industry if plain packaging laws are extended to alcohol and full-sugar soft drinks.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Honest Tea cold brew coffees

30 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a range of cold brew coffees under its Honest Tea brand.

UK soft drinks tax slashes sugar content - study

20 Sep 2019

The UK soft drinks industry has reduced sugar content by more than a quarter because of the introduction of the sugar tax almost 18 months ago, a new report has revealed.

Coca-Cola European Partners ditches multipack shrink wrap in new plastics pledge

20 Sep 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners is to replace plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its multipacks across Western Europe.

The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Sep 2019

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.





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