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Consumer demand for environmental efforts soars

My initial thoughts for my latest Consumer Trends consideration for just-drinks were to write about how drinks companies can make alcohol mo...

Is SodaStream a 'twofer' solution for PepsiCo?

It was not that long ago that SodaStream International fancied itself as something of a plucky eco-hero, portraying its plastic-free drinks...

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...

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

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Soft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals" 11 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.


Anheuser-Busch InBev to expand Welsh "robo-warehouse" to global breweries 10 Oct 18

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has opened its first fully-automated warehouse, with plans to roll out the cost-saving design to its global markets.


The Coca-Cola Co shows off vending machine with recycling capabilities 26 Sep 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a beverage vending machine that also recycles bottles and cans.


Coca-Cola Amatil unveils recycling pledge as Australia cracks down 26 Sep 18

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Amatil has pledged to recycle the equivalent of 100% of its Australian packaging by 2025, following prompting by the country's Government.


UNESDA launches soft drinks sustainability targets for Europe 13 Sep 18

Richard Woodard

Europe-wide soft drinks trade body UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe has announced a series of targets aimed at making the plastic packaging of soft drinks more sustainable.

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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