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Why has Coca-Cola ramped up its M&A? - Analysis

It was, according to one analyst a "surprisingly active" Q3 for The Coca-Cola Co on the M&A front....

The Coca-Cola Co's Q3 2018 results - Preview

On 30 October, The Coca-Cola Co will release results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2018. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the comp...


With 2019 just around the corner, the search is on for the next breakout beverage sector for the New Year. The safest bet may be on alkaline water, a type of premium water that will be at the receiving end of a marketing boost from The Coca-Cola Co with its US launch of Smartwater Alkaline in March.


Lucy Britner | 11 Oct 2018

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as they look to enter new categories or invest in new technologies.


Richard Corbett | 9 Oct 2018

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett to consider how companies should consider their options when it comes to chasing growth.


Ian Shackleton | 27 Sep 2018

This month, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, has a lot on his plate. What will Ian drink to wash it all down? He'll probably have a Coke. Lots and lots (and lots) of Coke.

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

Lucy Britner | 8 Nov 2018

The CEO of Monster Beverage Corp has highlighted a disagreement between his company and The Coca-Cola Co over the latter's plan to introduce a brace of new energy variants.


Olly Wehring | 8 Nov 2018

The buy-in of stock prior to a price increase has helped Monster Beverage Corp enjoy another bumper quarter, although the final three months of 2018 could see the company's rate of growth slow.


Andy Morton | 6 Nov 2018

The American Beverage Association has defended its members after a New York Times article revealed the amount of funding The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are giving to anti-grocery tax ads.


Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is unlikely to make as many acquisitions in future quarters as it did in the previous one, its CEO has said, but remains on the look out for bolt-on deals.


Olly Wehring | 30 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to capitalise on the consumer trend for "more enhanced hydration options", as innovations helped boost third-quarter sales.


Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to build a US$300m facility in Hanoi, according to the Vietnamese Government.


Andy Morton | 18 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has named a new president & chief operating officer as part of a number of key management changes - including the departure of its CFO.


Lucy Britner | 17 Oct 2018

Canada has today (17 October) become the second country in the world to legalise the recreational use of cannabis.


Andy Morton | 11 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to enter yet another beverage category with the launch of its first vegetable juice.


Andy Coyne | 11 Oct 2018

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.


Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2018

China's Kweichow Moutai is the world's most future-proofed beverage company, according to a new global ranking.


Andy Morton | 8 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch for a limited time a cinnamon version of its Coca-Cola Zero Sugar ahead of the Christmas period.


Richard Woodard | 4 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has continued its recent spree of M&A activity with the joint-acquisition of a 45% stake in Australian beverage brand developer Made Group.


Andy Coyne | 2 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.


Olly Wehring | 1 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has closed out the divestment of its Canadian bottling and distribution division, with Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada moving to the recently-formed Coca-Cola Canada Bottling joint venture.


Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a beverage vending machine that also recycles bottles and cans.


Stuart Todd | 25 Sep 2018

The French division of The Coca-Cola Co has acquired the Tropico still drinks producer, along with its namesake brand.


Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2018

Dunkin' Donuts is continuing its RTD coffee partnership with The Coca-Cola Co with the launch of its first canned product.


Lucy Britner | 24 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a tie-up between its Dasani sparkling water brand and golf series PGA Tour.


Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it is set to complete a 100% takeover of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi within the next six months.


Andy Morton | 19 Sep 2018

As The Coca-Cola Co reportedly considers entering the CBD beverage market, a UK company already in the category has spoken of the challenges of marketing the oil's potential health benefits to consumers.


Andy Morton | 18 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co continues to widen its beverage portfolio with the acquisition of Australian kombucha producer Organic & Raw Trading Co.

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.

Company research

Carbonates in Macedonia

Carbonates in Macedonia

Younger generations and health-conscious consumers in particular increasingly opted for healthier soft drinks such as bottled water, 100% juice, RTD tea and sports drinks. Despite manufacturers’ effor...

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Soft Drinks in Macedonia

Soft Drinks in Macedonia

Soft drinks achieved solid retail volume and current retail value growth in 2017, in line with the overall economic growth of the country. Despite the recent political crisis, Macedonia’s economy main...

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Soft Drinks in Morocco

Soft Drinks in Morocco

There is an increasingly educated consumer base in Morocco, following growing social media penetration, giving consumers access to product composition and information about the importance of healthy n...

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