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Earth Day 2021 Special - How to measure reputation

As major drinks brand owners time their announcements about renewable energy, regenerative agriculture and paper bottles to coincide with Ea...

Is consuming alcohol good for avoiding cataracts?

Members of The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research were generally impressed by a recent analysis of a large number of cases o...

Alcohol CSR activations around the world - Mar

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol-related health and policy res...

Cutting CO2 emissions good for post-COVID business

Companies the world over are becoming increasingly convinced that reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, rep...

Latest Interviews

"Was Coca-Cola the right company to buy Zico? In hindsight, probably not" - just-drinks speaks to Zico founder Mark Rampolla 19 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

Mark Rampolla founded Zico Coconut Water in 2004, building the brand into a major force in soft drinks and introducing a generation of consumers to low-sugar, functional waters. The strength of the brand was underlined in 2013 when The Coca-Cola Co bought Zico for an undisclosed fee. Last year, in a sharp reversal of fortunes for the brand, Coca-Cola announced Zico was one of about 200 brands earmarked to be discontinued as the group implemented a major cost-cutting programme. Last week, in yet another twist for Zico, Rampolla's investment company, Powerplant Ventures. acquired the coconut water from Coca-Cola, returning Rampolla to the brand he created. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to him about his journey back to Zico, what changes he has seen in the beverage industry while away and why Coca-Cola is not the best company to build emerging categories.


"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 2020

Andy Morton

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.

Latest News

Earth Day 2021 - The drinks initiatives as they're announced 22 Apr 21

Rhodri Morgan

In the run-up to Earth Day 2021 this Thursday (22 April), just-drinks lists the latest sustainability initiatives from brand owners across the global beverage industry:


Heineken marks Earth Day with renewed sustainability goals 22 Apr 21

Rhodri Morgan

Heineken has unveiled a new sustainability programme covering personnel, operations and production. 


The Coca-Cola Co calls for increased efforts on plastic reusage 21 Apr 21

Rhodri Morgan

The Coca Cola Co's CEO admitted the company must do more to collect and re-use bottles used in its products.


Beam Suntory commits US$1bn to sustainability upgrades 21 Apr 21

Rhodri Morgan

Beam Suntory is to invest around US$1bn in a company-wide sustainability strategy, revealed today.


Pernod Ricard rolls out Our/New York Basil vodka 19 Apr 21

Rhodri Morgan

Pernod Ricard has launched a new expression under its city distilling project Our/Vodka using New York-grown basil.


Diageo targets Johnnie Walker environmental credentials 15 Apr 21

Olly Wehring

Diageo has kicked off a sustainability push for its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch, with the brand pledging to be at net-zero for carbon by 2030.



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