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How cannabis blew the doors off enhanced waters

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants...

How the sugar tax has transformed soft drinks

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the m...

just-drinks' Merger & Acquisition database - Mar

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

Water – Think global, act local - Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben C...

Latest Interviews

"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.


"It's not that they don't want to drink what their parents drink, it's that they don't want to drink how their parents drink" - Interview, Will Higham, consumer futurist - Part II 2 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

In the second part of our exclusive interview with consumer futurist Will Higham, we continue to look at the younger end of the consumer spectrum, discussing provenance, rebellion and what we should actually call the next generation.

Latest News

This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the cannabis wave, PepsiCo fizz and a frozen Coke 20 Apr 18

Andy Morton

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.


Bubly opens with a bang as PepsiCo's sparkling water gains share 20 Apr 18

Andy Morton

PepsiCo’s new sparkling water Bubly is shaking up the US sparkling water category as the brand gets off to a strong start in the US, an analyst has said.


The Coca-Cola Co to sell drinks inside Uber and Lyft cars through new partnership 20 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Consumers in Atlanta will be able to buy Coca-Cola Co brands while sitting in an Uber after the company teamed up with Cargo Systems, an in-car goods retailer.


Intercarabao turns focus on Carabao Energy Drink's "bonkers" roots in new UK push 20 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Intercarabao has unveiled a new marketing campaign in the UK for its Carabao Energy Drink that highlights the brand’s "bonkers" back story.


Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks unit invests in Remedy Kombucha 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australian unit has made an investment in a kombucha brand.


The Coca-Cola Co, Dunkin' Donuts Cookies & Cream RTD coffee - Product Launch 19 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Dunkin' Donuts has added a Cookies & Cream flavour to its RTD coffee line up. The drink is produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Co.

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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