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Will the sugar tax story pan out as expected?

Four months on from the arrival of the tax on full-sugar soft drinks in the UK, category commentator Richard Corbett looks at what the numbe...

Plastic pledges - Positive or panic? - Analysis

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months. In response, there has been a flurry of...

Anheuser-Busch InBev Q1 2018 results - Preview

On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will release its Q1 results for 2018. Here, just-drinks looks back the events that will have shaped the b...

Will electric haulage be a box-office flop?

It is a quirk of Hollywood that two movies on the same subject will sometimes appear at the same time....

Latest Interviews

"In sustainability, innovation could make a big gain" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part II 22 Mar 2018

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. In the second part of our subsequent interview with group CEO Carlos Brito, we look at what shareholders are telling him about the role of sustainability. We also discuss some of the latest pledges and consider how A-B InBev hopes to engage with consumers on sustainability.


"We manage the company efficiently, because we're the owners" - just-drinks speaks to Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 21 Mar 2018

Olly Wehring

Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev unveiled its latest set of sustainability targets, with 2025 set as the deadline for the brewer to achieve its aims. Prior to the launch, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Carlos Brito about the part sustainability plays in a company the size of A-B InBev.

Latest News

Jaden Smith's "ethical" Just Water brand set for UK launch 20 Aug 18

Andy Morton

Just, a bottled water company started by actor Jaden Smith, has launched its self-described "sustainable" brand in the UK.


Rising barley, aluminium costs put global brewers on alert for price increases - analyst 17 Aug 18

Andy Morton

A drinks industry analyst has warned that global brewers could be forced to raise prices next year amid ballooning costs for barley and aluminium.


Asahi hits back at Australian water extraction claim 17 Aug 18

Andy Morton

Asahi has countered accusations that it is irresponsibly sourcing water from underneath a rural Australian town.


Diageo offers edible straws with RTDs in UK 17 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Diageo's UK unit has partnered with online retailer 31dover.com to offer a range of edible straws with its pre-mixed range in the country.


Drink Maple uses renewable wood packaging for Drink Simple water 15 Aug 18

Andy Morton

US beverage company Drink Maple has launched its latest product, Drink Simple, in packaging that is 75% made from renewable cardboard.


Anheuser-Busch InBev launches sustainability accelerator fund 2 Aug 18

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is looking to tackle global issues such as water conservation and green logistics with a new sustainability start-up fund.

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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