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Why kombucha is gaining traction with the big guys

These are changing times for kombucha. Molson Coors' acquisition of California-based Clearly Kombucha earlier this month, following PepsiCo'...

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions - May 18

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

What can soft drinks learn from The Coca-Cola Co?

With the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia just around the corner, the most suitable analogy when considering The Coca-Cola Co's recent pe...

The just-drinks Analyst returns

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering em...

Latest Interviews

"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.

"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.

Latest News

This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring PepsiCo's brace of brand overhauls, Coca-Cola Co's Horlicks consideration and kombucha has arrived 22 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

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.

Tudor Drinks' Loveau Fruit-Infused Sparkling Water - Product Launch 22 Jun 18

Andy Morton

UK-based company Tudor Drinks has launched a range of zero-sugar fruit-flavoured sparkling water in cans.

US court throws lifeline to Dr Pepper Snapple Group in Coca-Cola Co 'zero' feud 22 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has welcomed a US court's decision that backs its opposition to The Coca-Cola Co's attempts to trademark the word "zero".

Icelandic Glacial flavoured sparkling water range - Product Launch 21 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

Icelandic Glacial Holdings has launched a three-strong range of flavoured waters under its namesake bottled water brand in the US.

Intercarabao lines up US$1.3m UK Carabao promotion 20 Jun 18

Lucy Britner

Intercarabao has announced an on-pack promotion for its Carabao energy drinks brand in the UK and Ireland.

Cannabis gets Canada-wide green light 20 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

The Canadian Parliament has passed into law Bill C-45, legalising cannabis for adult use.

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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