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Sustainability's role in creating business value

Ben Cooper examines recent announcements from soft drinks producers Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic that underline how sustainabilit...

The just-drinks analyst returns

The lively start to 2020 for the global drinks industry has given just-drinks' in-house analyst plenty to think about. In his latest outing,...

How will the coronavirus impact beverages?

In 2003, I was living in Taipei at the height of the SARS panic. The city was a sea of facemasks and hand sanitiser. Taipei's crowded public...

How to connect with consumers on climate action

The New Year - and decade - have begun much as the last ones ended, with climate change making headline news and a 16-year-old Swedish schoo...

Latest Interviews

"I don't see CBD playing a role in our business" - just-drinks speaks to Nichols' senior executive team 26 Feb 2020

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, UK-based soft drinks group and Vimto brand owner Nichol reported its full-year results. Following the announcement, just-drinks spoke to CEO Marnie Millard, alongside CFO Tim Croston and the company's COO, Andrew Milne.


"Let me say right here, plastic in itself is not the issue" - Interview - Refresco CEO Hans Roelofs 31 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Hans Roelofs, Refresco CEO for almost 13 years, about why we can expect more US M&A activity from the group. Roelofs also gives his inside take on the CCEP purchase and talks about plastic's position as a priority for the soft drinks industry.

Latest News

Monster Beverage Corp eyes 'performance energy' growth with HydroSport launch 28 Feb 20

Andy Morton

Monster Beverage Corp CEO Rodney Sacks has forecast growth for gym-focussed 'performance energy' drinks as his company expands in the category.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 28 Feb 20

Olly Wehring

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


Coronavirus threat to Mizone factory looms over Danone's 2020 bottled water sales 27 Feb 20

Andy Morton

Danone's bottled water outlook for the year has been thrown into doubt because its Mizone production plant is in the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.


PepsiCo’s Naked Lean smoothies - Product Launch 27 Feb 20

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has rolled out a lower-calorie version of its Naked smoothie brand to the UK market.


The Coca-Cola Co suffers sweetener delays as coronavirus disrupts supply chain 26 Feb 20

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has said shipments of artificial sweetener sucralose from China have been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.


Nichols working on Middle East sugar tax mitigation for Vimto in 2020 26 Feb 20

Olly Wehring

UK-based group Nichols has warned that its Ramadan-related success in the Middle East could be hit this year by a new tax that will increase some soft drinks' retail prices in the region by 50%.



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