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The Coca-Cola Co partners with Topgolf in US

10 Dec 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a partnership with US driving range and entertainment company Topgolf.

The Coca-Cola Co chairman & former CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year

6 Dec 2018

Former Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent is to leave the company in April, handing over his current role of chairman to James Quincey.

The Coca-Cola Co still waiting on Coca-Cola Beverages Africa refranchising - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

4 Dec 2018

The Coca-Cola Co will miss its target date for the divestment of a controlling stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa names Jacques Vermeulen as CEO

4 Dec 2018

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has confirmed the internal promotion of Jacques Vermeulen to the role of CEO.

Why the soft drinks category is trapped in a plastic corner - Sustainability Spotlight

29 Nov 2018

Faced with relentless campaigning and mounting public concern about plastic pollution, soft drinks companies have no choice but to act to mitigate the environmental impact of their packaging. As new research is published underlining the increasing importance of sustainable packaging to consumers, Ben Cooper assesses the soft drinks sector's engagement with a recently-launched global initiative on plastic use.

Coca-Cola Co uses personalised labels in holiday push

29 Nov 2018

Coca-Cola Co has lined up a range of gift bottles for the holiday season, as it looks to encourage consumers to give away Coca-Cola as a holiday present.

The end of the Anheuser-Busch InBev affair, the sale of Diageo's tail and the success of C&C Group in 2018 - The just-drinks Analyst

28 Nov 2018

Ian Shackleton is about to put the lid on his 2018, but not before, in his guise as just-drinks' resident analyst, he ponders the investor view of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Diageo and his tip at the start of this year, C&C Group.

The Coca-Cola Co targets own data capture with facial recognition

20 Nov 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to use technological innovations such as facial recognition on its US soda dispensers, to increasingly side-step Google and Nielsen in the search for better consumer data.

Why the future looks better for low-calorie soft drinks, despite US troubles - Comment

15 Nov 2018

In recent years, the health & wellness trend has set the scene for low-calorie soft drinks to boom. The US, however, has provided little but headaches for soft drinks companies. Until now. Richard Corbett investigates.

Monster Beverage Corp and Coca-Cola Co in energy drinks spat

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.

Will price rises slow growth for Monster Beverage Corp? - results data

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.

US soft drinks industry defends anti-grocery tax ads

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.

Alkaline water heading for the mainstream in 2019 - NPD trends

2 Nov 2018

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.

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

31 Oct 2018

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

The Coca-Cola Co to rein in Q3 M&A glut - CEO

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.

Is Smartwater the next big thing for The Coca-Cola Co? - results data

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.

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

29 Oct 2018

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 company's activities in the three months to the end of September.

The Coca-Cola Co to expand Vietnam footprint with fourth factory

26 Oct 2018

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

The Coca-Cola Co appoints COO & president as CFO prepares exit

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.

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in Canada

17 Oct 2018

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

From Diageo's Distill Ventures to Coca-Cola Amatil X - the just-drinks guide to incubator units, venture capital funds and start-up initiatives

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.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils vegetable juice as new products put in spotlight

11 Oct 2018

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

Soft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals"

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.

What strategy should soft drinks companies take to ensure future growth? - Comment

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.

Kweichow Moutai crowned beverage champion in future-proof list

9 Oct 2018

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

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

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.

The Coca-Cola Co teams with Coca-Cola Amatil for Made Group stake purchase

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.

Coca-Cola Co progresses to round two of bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets - reports

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.

The Coca-Cola Co rounds off North America refranchising with Canada bottler sale

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.

Coca-Cola Co's race to embrace everything, where the Costa sale will leave Whitbread and Coca-Cola European Partners' guide to hosting a successful Capital Markets event - The just-drinks Analyst

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.

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