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Juice category must get to grips with lead threat

Lead is an insidious poison; there is no such thing as a 'safe' level of lead in the blood, and even small amounts can lower IQ and cause be...

Can Europe's wine industry weather the weather?

A recent warm spell has thrown wine commentator Chris Losh out of kilter. But, if you think he's got problems, consider what these weather b...

Pernod's mood darkens over India - Analysis

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market....

Soft drinks is losing the recycling game

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caus...

Latest Interviews

Coca-Cola's water stewardship director - 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 Ethiopia GM 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

Kirin rolls out Lion accelerator programme in Aus 19 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, is offering start-ups in the country AUD50,000 (US$38,000) to help uncover the next disruptive innovation in beer.


Carlsberg aims for zero carbon emissions by 2030 15 Jun 17

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has said it plans to eliminate carbon emissions and halve water usage across all of its breweries by 2030.


Coca-Cola defends plastic footprint after "stunt" 10 Apr 17

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has expressed disappointment over a Greenpeace "stunt" that saw a 2.5 tonne sculpture made out of ocean plastic dumped on the doorstep of its UK headquarters.


AB InBev pledges 100% renewable electricity future 28 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

The world's largest brewer has committed to sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.


Altia highlights Nordic move to organic 28 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Nordic wine and spirits firm Altia has bolstered its low-alcohol and organic portfolio in a bid to meet changing consumer needs. 


PepsiCo "disheartened" by Kerala drought link 10 Mar 17

just-drinks.com editorial team

PepsiCo has countered the latest claims that its use of water in Kerala is contributing to a drought in the Indian state.

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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