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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers...

FUTURES - Smart technology in food and drink

Smart technology has long been behind the scenes at food and beverage companies. As consumers become more tech-savvy, the rise of smart tech...

Iced coffee will be one to watch for soft drinks

In this month's consideration of the soft drinks category, category commentator Richard Corbett turns his attention to the iced coffee segme...

International Women's Day in the drinks industry

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and cha...

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

Monster Beverage Corp under threat from "Juul of energy" Bang - analyst 20 Mar 19

Andy Morton

Fast-growing energy drink brand Bang is causing disruption to Monster Beverage Corp in the US as it takes market share from the Coca-Cola-backed company, an analyst has said.


The Coca-Cola Co's Smartwater Sparkling flavours - Product Launch 20 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has launched the first flavoured variants for its Smartwater bottled water brand.


The Coca-Cola Co ramps up recycling in Africa with US$38m push 19 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced new collection and recycling plans for PET plastic across Southern and East Africa.


PepsiCo lines up Paula Santilli as new Latin America CEO 18 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has named the next head of its Latin America division, after a number of changes earlier this month saw the previous incumbent take up a new position with the company.


Coca-Cola Amatil quells Lion Drinks & Dairy acquisition rumours 18 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has said it is not pursuing the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.


Owen's Craft Mixers gets US off-premise boost with Walmart listing 18 Mar 19

Olly Wehring

Owen's Craft Mixers has secured a tie-up with Walmart in the US for its namesake range of cocktail-targeted soft drinks.



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