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The Coca-Cola Co's hard seltzer launch is a statement of intent - comment

31 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement it is to release an alcoholic sparkling water in Latin America shouldn't be a surprise. But it is.

The Coca-Cola Co makes alcohol splash with Topo Chico Hard Seltzer launch

31 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch an alcoholic sparkling water under the Topo Chico brand.

The Coca-Cola Co hands US launch to Coca-Cola with Coffee

31 Jul 2020

The Coca Cola Co's North American unit has lined up the release of RTD Coca-Cola with Coffee.

The Coca-Cola Co's Innocent defends no added sugar as UK report attacks "false virtue"

29 Jul 2020

A UK Government-commissioned report into unhealthy eating has accused The Coca-Cola Co juice brand Innocent of "false virtue" when telling consumers how much sugar its drinks contain.

Coca-Cola Amatil blames COVID for Indonesia write-down

23 Jul 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil is to write down its assets by as much as AUD190m (US$134m) due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on trade.

The Coca-Cola Co on guard for lockdown re-runs - CEO James Quincey

22 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co James Quincey has warned that countries may lock down again if coronavirus cases spike, potentially disrupting his company's post-lockdown recovery.

Here come the numbers, there goes sustainability and where is South Africa's alcohol industry? - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Jul 2020

As we embark on the latest round of companies results, resident analyst Ian Shackleton returns to set the scene on what investors are considering when looking at the drinks industry. Ian also shares his thoughts on drinking Scotch from a paper bottle while sounding South Africa's alarm bells.

The Coca-Cola Co hopeful the worst has passed as Q2 sales slide 26% - results data

21 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has warned that its latest quarter will be the worst of 2020, posting a 26% decline in sales during the three-month Q2 period.

The Coca-Cola Co appoints Bradley Gayton as new legal head

20 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has named former Ford executive Bradley Gayton as its next general counsel.

The Coca-Cola Co's Simply Almond - Product Launch

17 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co juice brand Simply has moved into the milk-alternative market for the first time with the launch of an almond milk range.

Diageo, Pepsico, Unilever ready plastic-free bottle for 2021

13 Jul 2020

Diageo has teamed up with PepsiCo and Unilever on a rival project to Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard's to scale up the roll-out of paper-based bottles.

PepsiCo adds Nigerian bank MD Segun Agbaje to board

9 Jul 2020

PepsiCo has appointed the head of Nigeria's Guaranty Trust Bank to its board.

PepsiCo adds Pepsi Pineapple to US flavours range

8 Jul 2020

PepsiCo has launched a pineapple-flavoured Pepsi as the company continues to try out new flavours from its flagship soft drinks brand.

Why COVID-19 has restored plastic's popularity in soft drinks - comment

7 Jul 2020

Before COVID-19 changed everything, 'plastic' was little more than a dirty word that was only getting dirtier. Now, however, the packaging material could provide a neat solution to consumer unease over cleanliness. Lucy Britner explains.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up post-COVID global Coke campaign - video

6 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has released the first global advert for brand Coke since the coronavirus lockdown as the soft drinks giant emerges from its recent marketing pullback.

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

The Coca-Cola Co to drop Odwalla brand, cut 300 jobs

2 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has blamed a "rapidly shifting marketplace" for its decision to discontinue the Odwalla juice brand with the loss of 300 jobs.

Suntory sets up chemical recycling investment joint-venture

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has launched a joint-venture with 11 other Japanese companies to develop chemical recycling techniques that would help reduce plastic waste. 

Costa Coffee brews Coca-Cola-flavoured coffee for China

30 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has launched Coca-Cola-flavoured coffees in Chinese branches of Costa Coffee.

The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo pull social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined a number of companies in putting a temporary stop on their social media advertising, including Facebook, in an ongoing row over hate speech.

Former Coca-Cola Co executive switches to Britvic to head procurement operations

25 Jun 2020

Britvic has poached an employee from the UK unit of The Coca-Cola Co to become its next chief procurement officer.

The Coca-Cola Co launches US Black-awareness campaign through Sprite

25 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to work with hip-hop artists in a new US Sprite campaign that aims to "amplify Black voices."

Hygiene to emerge as major consumer trend - The Coca-Cola Co CFO

19 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's CFO has pinpointed the role that hygiene will play in emerging consumer trends in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy's Coffee targets non-alcoholic market with caffeinated cola

18 Jun 2020

UK iced coffee company Jimmy's Coffee has entered the soft drinks category for the first time with a coffee-cola crossover.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Iris Nova to distribute Dash Water in US

12 Jun 2020

Iris Nova, the owner of direct-to-consumer soft drinks brands such as Dirty Lemon, has added UK bottled sparkling water brand Dash Water to its distribution portfolio in the US.

The Coca-Cola Co drops Major League Baseball sponsorship

11 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will not renew its three-year-old sponsorship arrangement with Major League Baseball in the US.

Beverage rivals join forces for US$76m Brazil retail relief effort

10 Jun 2020

Beverage companies in Brazil including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Heineken are collaborating on a BRS370m (US$76m) rescue plan for small business owners.

Coca-Cola bottlers turn plastic preforms into COVID-19 test kits

2 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola bottlers in the US will offer plastic bottle preforms to help make up for a global shortfall in test tubes for use in COVID-19 testing kits.

Drinks e-commerce at "inflection point" - The Coca-Cola Co

28 May 2020

Beverage e-commerce has hit an "inflection point" as the coronavirus pandemic turns consumers into online shoppers, the CFO of The Coca-Cola Co has said.

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