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Drinks companies are failing the water test

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on...

Is your company failing the water management test?

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainabilit...

Cultural differences in alcohol-related health

It has been clearly shown that similar amounts of alcohol tend to have different health effects - both beneficial and adverse - in different...

What will shape the future for the drinks industry

Held every four years in Germany and hosting the biggest global names, Drinktec is the Olympics of the drinks industry's trade show calendar...

Latest Interviews

"Unless there’s change, companies like ours won't be able to enter into the Travel Retail channel" – Interview, Loch Lomond Group GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.


Coca-Cola Co's global water stewardship director, Greg Koch - Interview 30 Sep 2016

Ben Cooper

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.

Latest News

Coca-Cola European Partners backs "well-designed" UK bottle deposit scheme - report 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners has added more colour to its decision to support a UK bottle deposit scheme, according to a report.


Beam Suntory restarts Cruzan rum production after Hurricane Maria 16 Oct 17

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has resumed production at its Cruzan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands. 


Coca-Cola European Partners to track refillable bottles on UK university campus 9 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners has handed out hundreds of refillable bottles - complete with tracking chips - to UK students.


JD Wetherspoon switches to biodegradable straws in all UK, Ireland pubs 25 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to phase out plastic straws across its entire estate in the UK and Ireland.


Anheuser-Busch InBev ramps up US safe-ride programme with Lyft 21 Sep 17

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has claimed its US safe-ride campaign is now the biggest of its kind by a brewer, after the company expanded the responsible drinking programme.


Top alcohol CEOs join forces for digital marketing pledge 18 Sep 17

Andy Morton

The CEOs of the world's top alcohol producers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Diageo and Beam Suntory have pledged to jointly develop new industry standards for digital marketing.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

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