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PepsiCo "reflecting" on alcohol launch - CEO

5 Oct 2020

PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta has said the company will decide in "the coming quarters" if it wants to launch alcoholic beverages.

The Coca-Cola Co's M&A general counsel switches to Bacardi

5 Oct 2020

Bacardi has recruited longstanding Coca-Cola Co executive Todd Grice for the role of general counsel.

Molson Coors Beverage Co to produce Topo Chico Hard Seltzer for The Coca-Cola Co in US

29 Sep 2020

Molson Coors Beverage Co has agreed to manufacture and distribute The Coca-Cola Co's Topo Chico Hard Seltzer in the US.

Coca-Cola European Partners hits UK recycled plastic landmark

24 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has hailed a new UK sustainability milestone as an important step on its journey to remove all non-recycled packaging from its portfolio.

The Coca-Cola Co denies US$34m sponsorship walkout allegations

23 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has rejected allegations that it is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to walk away from a US$34m sponsorship deal with a US motorsports group.

The Coca-Cola Co CEO confirms US hard seltzer launch for 2021

22 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will roll out its hard seltzer in the US next year, according to the group's CEO.

The Coca-Cola Co’s Fairlife Core Power Elite Strawberry - Product Launch

18 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has added a new variant to its RTD Core Power Elite range in the US.

BedBevs and beyond - PepsiCo's sleep-aid launch marks a sea-change in soft drinks - comment

16 Sep 2020

In the late 1800s, cola drink producers started out on a path to global success selling patented medicinal beverages. This week, the soft drinks wheel turned full circle as PepsiCo launched Driftwell, a functional beverage that claims to offer a "end-of-day relaxation" with no groggy side-effects.

Coca-Cola European Partners lines up self-pour trial through Innovative Tap Solutions stake buy

10 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is to trial self-pour drinks in Spain out-of-home channel, after buying a minority stake in a US technology company. 

The Coca-Cola Co signs first Paralympics global tie-up

9 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has for the first time added the Paralympic Games to its global sports sponsorship arrangements.

The Coca-Cola Co splits off Africa in structural overhaul

4 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is giving Africa its own operating unit and separating South Korea from China as part of its sweeping restructuring programme.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light Platinum Seltzer - Product Launch

4 Sep 2020

Anheuser-Bush InBev has expanded its Bud Light Seltzer portfolio with a three-strong line focused on night time consumption.

Costa Coffee to cut UK staff as The Coca-Cola Co starts global job restructuring

3 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to cut 1,650 Costa Coffee jobs in the UK in the first sign of how deep the pending round of redundancies at the soft drinks giant will go.

The Coca-Cola Co appoints Latin America, Europe heads

1 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has named two new regional heads, days after announcing an overhaul of its leadership structure.

The Coca-Cola Co's job cuts will usher in industry-wide post-COVID reviews - comment

28 Aug 2020

In soft drinks, The Coca-Cola Co leads and others follow. This holds true in so many areas it can only be because the company of Coke, Fanta and Sprite so often gets it right.

The Coca-Cola Co to cut staff numbers globally in company overhaul

28 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has announced global job cuts as part of a sweeping restructuring effort.

The Coca-Cola Co offers US staff paid holiday to vote

27 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to give US employees a paid day off on November's presidential election day to encourage them to vote.

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle among US plastics pledge signatories

27 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Danone are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.

The Coca-Cola Co names Alfredo Rivera as North America head

25 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has promoted Latin America regional president Alfredo Rivera to lead its North America division.

The Coca-Cola Co points to "step-change" as investors warm to sustainabilty

24 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's head of sustainability has said investors are much more interested in environmental issues than a decade ago.

The Coca-Cola Co eyes home comforts with new Premier League campaign - video

19 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has based its new English Premier League marketing campaign around watching football from home as fans face being locked out of stadiums for the upcoming season.

How the second quarter has played out, how the on-premise has been performing and how South Africa has stepped back from the brink - The just-drinks Analyst

18 Aug 2020

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemoans the troubled return after lockdown of the on-premise channel and cheers his recent predictions in South Africa.

Braxton Brewing Co’s Vive Pumpkin Spice Hard Seltzer - Product Launch

14 Aug 2020

US craft beer brewer Braxton Brewing Co is set to launch a Pumpkin Spice variant of its Vive hard seltzer brand in its home market.

Coca-Cola Consolidated maintains growth - just - in H1 - results data

12 Aug 2020

Coca-Cola Consolidated has emerged from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic - so far - in relatively healthy shape as six-month sales kept pace with the year-prior.

Monster Beverage Corp to ride out COVID as H1 sales slow - results data

11 Aug 2020

Monster Beverage Corp has reported a steady improvement in sales in recent months, although the second-quarter performance came in flat.

Accolade Wines adds hard seltzer line to Echo Falls

11 Aug 2020

Accolade Wines has joined the alcoholic sparkling water race, adding another category to its Echo Falls wine brand's portfolio.

Mexican state outlaws high-sugar soft drinks sales to under-18s

6 Aug 2020

The Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary soft drinks to minors.

Monster Beverage Corp "quite close" to hard seltzer launch - CEO

6 Aug 2020

Monster Beverage Corp CEO Rodney Sacks has said the company is closing in on a hard seltzer but that no final decision has been made.

Anheuser-Busch InBev hard seltzers make ground on White Claw in lockdown - CEO

3 Aug 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US hard seltzer brands have caught up on market leaders White Claw and Truly as they grabbed share in a busy second quarter.

Alcohol industry split on social media ad pause

3 Aug 2020

Global alcohol producers have divereged on whether to continue a social media advertising pause started last month after a row about hate speech.

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