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The future of cannabis in the drinks industry

The future of cannabis in the food and beverage industry will be worth billions. In fact, the continued legalisation of the drug for recreat...

2019 - The year of at-home drinks machines - Focus

As in-home technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, consumers continue to look for ways to entertain in their own space. Here, just-dr...

Why soft drinks is trapped in a plastic corner

Faced with relentless campaigning and mounting public concern about plastic pollution, soft drinks companies have no choice but to act to mi...

Trends shaping the future of the beverage industry

Brewing industry exhibition Brau Beviale returned to Nuremburg last week after its traditional fallow year to allow space for Munich's quadr...

Latest Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


"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.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 14 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

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


Roar Beverage Co gets venture capital boost for Roar Organic soft drinks range 14 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

US soft drinks start-up Roar Beverage Co has secured a US$5.6m cash injection from venture capital fund AccelFoods.


The Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan 14 Dec 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.


Ball Corp readies China exit with US$225m factory sale 14 Dec 18

Andy Morton

Ball Corp is to sell its China operations to Beijing-based ORG Technology in a US$225m deal.


Bodyarmor hires Coca-Cola exec Brent Hastie as president 13 Dec 18

Andy Morton

Bodyarmor, the sports drinks brand The Coca-Cola Co bought a majority stake in this year, has appointed a Coca-Cola executive to lead the business.


Topo Chico, Zico earn move out of Coca-Cola North America's emerging brands unit 13 Dec 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's North American team has "graduated" some of its newest brands out of an incubator unit and into the mainstream Coca-Cola system.

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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