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Spirits brand owners and their green efforts

Recent developments at the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) point to how trade associati...

CSR activations around the world - Jan

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Alcohol consumers are not the same the world over

A recently-released study used alcohol-attributable data - based on combining average alcohol intake from diverse European populations - to...

PepsiCo reading the room - analysis

In light of the recent political unrest in the US - culminating in last month's storming of Capitol Hill - PepsiCo has shifted its corporate...

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

Suntory Holdings adds paper straw to UK Ribena cartons 24 Feb 21

Andy Morton

Suntory Holding's UK soft drinks unit is to expand a paper straw trial for Ribena to all cartons of the still juice brand in the country.


Villa Maria's EarthGarden organic wine range - Product Launch 24 Feb 21

Andy Morton

New Zealand winery Villa Maria has launched its first organic range as part of a wider move into the organic category.


The Coca-Cola Co hands Hungary trial to AdeZ paper bottle - video 19 Feb 21

Andy Morton

An inter-industry battle to develop a paper beverage bottle has taken a major turn with the commencement of a consumer test-run by The Coca-Cola Co in Hungary.


Anheuser-Busch InBev takes on US$10bn sustainability-linked loan 18 Feb 21

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has secured a US$10.1bn loan that offers improved repayment terms if the brewer hits its own sustainability targets.


Kirin Holdings unveils new PET process that reduces bottle size 18 Feb 21

Andy Morton

Kirin Holdings has developed a new packaging technology that should make PET beverage bottles lighter.


Carlsberg trials low-carbon beer bottles in UK 17 Feb 21

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to roll out 1m beer bottles in the UK that have a carbon footprint up to 90% smaller than regular bottles.



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