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Plastic, hacking, anxiety and fake news - Trends

Earlier this week, research firm Mintel outlined four trends it believes will impact consumers in Europe next year....

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...

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

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.


just The Answer - Heineken GM for Ethiopia, Johan Doyer 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

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.


UK plastic waste policy needs reform - British Soft Drinks Association president 12 Oct 17

Andy Morton

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association has criticised the UK government's waste policy, saying industry must not be left to "pick up the bill" over plastic littering.


California wildfires - just-drinks Live Blog 12 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Wildfires in California are threatening vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma wine-growing regions. We'll keep you up to date with the latest news as firefighters tackle blazes fuelled by high winds.


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.


Rise in chronic diseases to fuel matcha tea jump - study 27 Sep 17

Andy Morton

The value of the global matcha tea market is expected to almost double over the next seven years as growing levels of poor health boost demand for nutritional beverages, a new report has forecast.


Sugar price fall from EU quota end could help pay UK soft drinks tax - Investec 27 Sep 17

Andy Morton

The end of an EU sugar quota this month could offset the cost for manufacturers of the UK Government's impending tax on sugary drinks, a commodities observer has said.

Latest blogs

Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


Are you fodmap-compliant? The latest health fad uncovered 23 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Forget gluten-free. Fodmaps are the latest food trend, and if you work in the soft drinks industry it is important to know where you stand with them.

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