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CCEP FY 2017 results - Preview

On Thursday, Coca-Cola European Partners will report its results for 2017 and Q4. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the soft drinks c...

Will we solve the plastic problem in 2018?

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all i...

Worried by financial market 'corrections'?

The last 24 hours have seen a wave of sell-offs on global stock markets. Is there cause for concern? Yes, but there is also a need for some...

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - Jan

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

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 results from Coca-Cola European Partners , The Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola HBC, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo 16 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

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 pleased with FY2017 despite Trump tax hit - results 16 Feb 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a slight rise in full-year sales despite flat volumes as the soft drinks giant continued to focus on value.


Coca-Cola European Partners braces for a year of sugar taxes 16 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Top executives at Coca-Cola European Partners have said the company is poised to face challenges in 2018, including sugar taxes in several markets.


Kevin Hart joins PepsiCo for new Mountain Dew Kickstart NBA push 16 Feb 18

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has signed comedian and Hollywood actor Kevin Hart to support its Mountain Dew Kickstart brand, offering fans the chance to sit beside him during the upcoming NBA playoffs.


Coca-Cola European Partners 2017 - results data 15 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

In mid-February, Coca-Cola European Partners reported its first full-year results since the formation of the company. The soft drinks firm saw a lift in both Q4 and full-year sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in its fourth quarter - the three months to the end of December - as well as in the full year. Coverage is broken down by territories and by brands. 


Suntory Beverage & Food targets 2030 sales leap with US M&A plan - FY 2017 results 15 Feb 18

Andy Morton

Suntory’s soft drinks unit wants to double sales over the next 12 years as part of a new global strategy that includes fresh acquisitions in the US.

Latest blogs

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...


Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.



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