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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...

Could Keurig Dr Pepper lose other brands?

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co announced an agreement to purchase a minority stake in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor....

What lies ahead for PepsiCo's new CEO? - Comment

With a rumoured predisposition to going shoeless around the office and a past life as a guitar player in a band, Indra Nooyi was one of the...

Mergers & Acquisitions database - July

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during July....

Latest Interviews

"In any integration, we've always talked about three kinds of synergies. With SABMiller, there was a fourth" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 13 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Late last week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO in London. A notoriously-reluctant interviewee, Carlos Brito talked for over an hour about the brewer's learnings from SABMiller, the trends set to shape the future for the beer category and which bets the group has put down on potential growth opportunities going forward.


"The way to drive dark spirits is to make them accessible. And accessible means mixed" - Interview, Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.

Latest News

This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring Coca-Cola's swoop for Bodyarmor, Constellation's increasing interest in cannabis and the lessons learned from the sugar tax... so far 17 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


The Coca-Cola Co to retake control of Philippines operations as FEMSA retreats 17 Aug 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to take back the management of its bottling operations in the Philippines, after Coca-Cola FEMSA announced its decision to sell its majority stake.


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.


Jayden Smith's "ethical" Just Water brand set for UK launch 17 Aug 18

Andy Morton

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


Belvoir Fruit Farms adds COO to management team 16 Aug 18

Andy Morton

UK-based soft drinks producer Belvoir Fruit Farms has appointed a COO for the first time as it continues to grow its management team.


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.

Latest blogs

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon 14 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...



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