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Water – Think global, act local - Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben C...

How ready are soft drinks co's for UK sugar tax?

On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink...


Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2018

In April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2018. The group saw its sales on an organic basis rise by 5% on the corresponding period last year, with volumes increasing by 3%. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in the first quarter of 2018, in greater detail.


Ian Shackleton | 27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.


Andy Morton | 7 Mar 2018

Spirits are obviously high at The Coca-Cola Co. As well as delivering a well-received full-year performance last month, the soft drinks maker is preparing to enter the alcohol category for what appears to be the first time in its 125-year history.


Ben Cooper | 1 Mar 2018

In his latest look at sustainability efforts across the drinks industry, sustainability expert Ben Cooper digs behind last month's headlines of the 'merger' of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. What he discovers, from a sustainability perspective, makes for some challenging reading.

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 30 Sep 2016

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2014

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2018

At first glance, yesterday's Q1 results for The Coca-Cola Co held up well - another strong quarterly performance under the increasingly stable-looking leadership of CEO James Quincey. However, not everyone was convinced. In a note from Bernstein's Ali Dibadj, the analyst says that underneath the headline gloss of an organic sales increase and a 4% volumes climb for sparkling soft drinks lies a certain amount of "murkiness".


Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has praised a one-day 'super-launch' for Fuze Tea that has doubled the global value of the brand since the start of this year.


Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke overhaul helped drive a first-quarter turnaround for the brand, Coca-Cola has said, as the company delivered a rise in sales in Q1.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2018

Consumers in Atlanta will be able to buy Coca-Cola Co brands while sitting in an Uber after the company teamed up with Cargo Systems, an in-car goods retailer.


Lucy Britner | 19 Apr 2018

Dunkin' Donuts has added a Cookies & Cream flavour to its RTD coffee line up. The drink is produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Co.


Lucy Britner | 17 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's North American unit has lined up a "crafty new look" for its Fresca brand in an effort to attract new consumers.


Andy Morton | 16 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese unit is contining to lead the company's innovation with the launch of the first Coca-Cola frozen drink.


Olly Wehring | 11 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has taken the latest extension of its Vitaminwater brand across the border to Canada.


Lucy Britner | 11 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian unit has rolled out a sugar-free version of its Thums Up Charged variant.


Andy Morton | 6 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Indian version of its Share-a-Coke campaign is to use 12 regional languages as it expands across the polyglot country.


Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's latest additions to its Dasani Sparkling range includes a non-flavoured version.


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.


Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is testing new technology across selected US convenience stores as it looks to track product inventory and monitor energy efficiency.


Andy Morton | 15 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has launched an ad in selected developing markets that promotes the Coke brand as an afternoon beverage.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a coconut water and cold-pressed juice range under its Zico brand, as it looks to capitalise on the growing appeal of coconut water in the US.


Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has added a pineapple and coconut water iteration to its Powerade range. The roll out of Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water is in line with the company's strategy "to continue to drive innovation in the hydration and sport drinks portfolio".


Andy Morton | 12 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has moved its global refranchising efforts to Canada with an announcement it will sell its Canadian bottling and distribution assets to a new joint-venture set up by a sports businessman and a former NBA player


Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the departure of two directors, including the former head of Coca-Cola North America.


Andy Morton | 7 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan, the company has revealed.


Olly Wehring | 2 Mar 2018

Monster Beverage Corp has flagged a glut of new products for the US in the coming months, building on a 10% climb in full-year sales in 2017.


Lucy Britner | 28 Feb 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced a raft of product launches and flavour innovations for the UK market, as the group works to become what it claims to be a "total beverage" business.


Lucy Britner | 27 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to reduce its US headcount by between 250 and 350 people, as the soft drinks group continues to re-shape its business.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2016

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking.


Andy Morton | 25 Feb 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is smarting after an EU court setback in its attempt to trademark a new bottle design.

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