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What's coming up in soft drinks in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

9 Jan 2020

As 2020 kicks off, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the?key trends that are set to shape the category during the next 12 months.

Pepsi readies 'That's What I Like' tagline with US TV spots - video

3 Jan 2020

PepsiCo has unveiled a new tagline for its Pepsi soft drinks brand in the US, the first for around 20 years.

PepsiCo’s Pepsi Café - Product Launch

13 Dec 2019

PepsiCo has added a coffee product to its namesake soda brand. Pepsi Café is a blend of coffee and Pepsi cola.

The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

11 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Diageo eyes video game potential as gamers grow up

11 Dec 2019

Diageo is poised to follow Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co into the US video game and e-sports arena, as the average age of gamers rises well above global legal drinking ages.

Greenhouse returns as PepsiCo targets food & drink start-ups in North America

6 Dec 2019

PepsiCo has kicked off the second round of its entrepreneur-focused funding project in North America, with a total of US$300,00 set aside for successful businesses.

How did Britvic perform in fiscal-2019? - results data - estmachines.comments

27 Nov 2019

Britvic has posted a low-single-digit lift in sales from its latest fiscal year, reversing the top-line decline recorded in the group's third quarter.

Ex-PepsiCo CMO backs CBD category with Sh'nnong Beverage Co launch

26 Nov 2019

A former PepsiCo CMO has launched the first products from her new CBD-infused tea company, Sh'nnong Beverage Co.

The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper target US calorie cut

14 Nov 2019

The three leading soft drinks producers in the US have teamed up to try to reduce the amount of calories Americans consume from beverages by one-fifth over the next five years.

PepsiCo creates Pepsi Sparkling Rose for TV convention

13 Nov 2019

PepsiCo has launched the limited-edition Pepsi Sparkling Rose as part of a tie-up with a US TV channel.

PepsiCo overhauls reusable Drinkfinity bottle, adds caffeine pods

5 Nov 2019

PepsiCo has launched a new Drinkfinity bottle a year after the reusable water container was launched in the US and Europe.

US soft drinks giants combine in new recycling project

30 Oct 2019

The leading US soft drinks makers, The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper, have teamed up in a new campaign to boost recycling rates.

PepsiCo rolls out Pepsi, Mountain Dew on SodaStream

24 Oct 2019

PepsiCo has launched some of its best-known brands on the SodaStream platform, including Pepsi, 7UP and Mountain Dew.

Refresco adds more factories to Europe presence with PepsiCo deal

18 Oct 2019

Refresco has continued to up its European production footprint with a deal to make PepsiCo beverages in Spain.

Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO

8 Oct 2019

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the soda category.

PepsiCo launches US$1bn bond to fund sustainability initiatives

8 Oct 2019

US snack and drinks giant PepsiCo has announced a US$1bn "green bond" to fund its sustainability programme.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils omega 3 beverage in 2020 innovation showcase

7 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up more innovations for next year, including new Coke flavours and a "superfusion" beverage that contains a fatty acid usually found in fish oil.

How did PepsiCo perform in Q3 2019? - results

3 Oct 2019

PepsiCo has continued to boost quarterly sales at its North American soft drinks unit despite an ongoing decline in volumes.

The Coca-Cola Co to roll out Coca-Cola Energy to the US next year

1 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch its Coke-branded energy drink in the US next year, adding another major market to the beverage's global footprint - and a new flavour.

Plain packaging threat to drinks on the rise - study

1 Oct 2019

An FMCG research company has significantly increased its estimated loss to the global drinks industry if plain packaging laws are extended to alcohol and full-sugar?soft drinks.

Former SodaStream CEO on bail as Israel probes insider trading allegations - report

25 Sep 2019

Ex-SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum is under investigation for alleged insider trading connected to PepsiCo's US$3.2bn acquisition of the company, according to a report.

PepsiCo lines up business hub for India

16 Sep 2019

PepsiCo is to open a business service hub in India later this year.

Beam Suntory creates RTD executive post, appoints Olga Osminkina-Jones

9 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Heineken and PepsiCo executive as?its first chief RTD officer.

Why Gen Z's interest in health & wellness should boost soft drinks innovation around Asian ingredients - Comment

5 Sep 2019

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific.

PepsiCo reveals JetBlue drinks line-up in wake of The Coca-Cola Co exit

22 Aug 2019

PepsiCo has announced which brands will be stocked on JetBlue aeroplanes, since having replaced The Coca-Cola Co as the low-cost US passenger carrier's beverage provider.

Coca-Cola HBC to put Costa Coffee machines in offices, public "hotspots" - CEO

12 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to roll out Costa Coffee vending machines to offices, retail outlets and public places as part of plans for the coffee chain acquired by The Coca-Cola Co earlier this year.

Food for thought? Nutritional drinks enter the wellness zone - Comment

6 Aug 2019

Are beverages ready for ingredients such as potatoes and rapeseed oil, microalgae and tumeric? Lucy Britner finds that in the era of well-being, functional drinks are moving far beyond just a snack in a bottle.

Coca-Cola Energy not ready for US launch - The Coca-Cola Co CEO

24 Jul 2019

The head of The Coca-Cola Co has dismissed the prospect of an immediate launch for the recently-unveiled energy variant of its namesake brand in the US.

PepsiCo targets sub-Saharan Africa with Pioneer Foods takeover - Juice in South Africa data

19 Jul 2019

Five years after the end of their franchise agreement in South Africa, PepsiCo and Pioneer Foods have reunited through the soft drinks group's US$1.7bn acquisition today.

The ethical investor is here, how second-quarter reporting season is shaping up and the troubles ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jul 2019

Returning to just-drinks for his monthly look at our industry from an investor's perspective, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, flags the growing presence of ethical investment decisions. He also looks at what to expect from the latest round of quarterly results and the likelihood of alarm bells ringing at Anheuser-Busch InBev.





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