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The just-drinks Analyst returns

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks a...

Technology bringing tasting events closer to home

In a first for Amazon Prime Video, Bacardi last month used the platform to present a live whisky tasting, where audience members could order...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Nutrition & hydration watchwords for soft drinks

Drinks companies are finding it increasingly difficult to persuade lawmakers not to impose taxes on sweetened soft drinks. The reasons why,...

Latest Interviews

"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.


"In the future, all of our products should be in paper packaging" - Louise Werner, director of future packaging at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Co 28 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka division has joined a group of companies including Carlsberg and The Coca-Cola Co to develop paper packaging robust enough to hold beverages. The companies have formed Paboco, a paper bottle company that has just released two prototypes. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Absolut's Louise Werner, director for the future of packaging, to hear how paper bottles could save companies money and help achieve sustainability goals.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 22 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

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


Britvic unveils tonic fount for UK on-premise 22 Nov 19

Andy Morton

Britvic's incubator unit, WiseHead Productions, has launched a tonic fount for the group's London Essence mixer portfolio.


The Coca-Cola Co CEO hails Africa's increasing influence 21 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has said Africa is to play an increasingly important role in his company's growth.


Cott Corp ups Dutch water presence with Viteau International buy 21 Nov 19

Olly Wehring

Cott Corp has secured ownership of Netherlands water supplier Viteau International.


The Coca-Cola Co names former McDonald's exec as next Costa Coffee head 20 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co names former McDonald's exec as next Costa Coffee head


The Coca-Cola Co to reduce shrink wrap in Europe with cardboard replacement 20 Nov 19

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to replace shrink wrap on can multipacks in Europe with a "minimalist" cardboard holder.



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