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How DNA testing will shape the future of drinking

This month, guest consumer trends columnist Lucy Britner explores how DNA testing will change what we drink, offering her own results as a b...

Nutritional drinks give food for thought - Comment

Are beverages ready for ingredients such as potatoes and rapeseed oil, microalgae and tumeric? Lucy Britner finds that in the era of well-be...

How marketing can help battle climate change

In just-drinks' latest look at sustainability, Ben Cooper asks if companies can use their marketing muscle to nudge consumers into making mo...

Coca-Cola reaps rewards of CEO's innovation bet

The Coca-Cola Co's James Quincey has been talking about innovation since he took over as CEO from Muhtar Kent in 2017....

Latest Interviews

Blockchain in drinks traceability and beyond - Interview 14 Aug 2019

Rosie Lintott at GlobalData

At the start of this year, labelling manufacturer Avery Dennison announced a collaboration with technology start-up Everledger to develop a blockchain-based labelling offering that would allow wine bottles to be tracked using near-field communication technology. GlobalData's Rosie Lintott spoke to Julie Vargas, director of Avery Dennison's global market development for radio frequency identification (RFID) in the food and drink sector, about the project and to find out more about blockchain's broader industry applications.


"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.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - Last week's must-reads on just-drinks 19 Aug 19

Olly Wehring

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


Lucozade Ribena Suntory's edible packaging Ooho secures government funds 16 Aug 19

Thandie Sibanda

An edible beverage container has taken a step closer to UK shelves after a project backed by Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) secured Government funding.


Intercarabao brings back David Butcher to lead UK & Ireland 14 Aug 19

Andy Morton

Intercarabao, the company behind the Carabao energy drinks brand, has re-appointed David Butcher as its UK & Ireland managing director.


The Coca Cola Co ramps up Dasani PureFill water dispenser programme 14 Aug 19

Thandie Sibanda

The Coca-Cola Co is to increase the number of free-to-use Dasani water fountains in the US as part of new sustainability innovations around the brand.


Kill Cliff's CBD Sports Drink - Product Launch 14 Aug 19

Thandie Sibanda

US sports recovery drinks maker Kill Cliff has rolled out a beverage that contains 25mg of CBD.


Britvic takes pension change to court as report warns of inflation link cut 13 Aug 19

Andy Morton

Britvic has confirmed it has sought legal approval for changes to its employee pension scheme that a report at the weekend said would affect more than 6,000 people.



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