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Packaging producer Ball has been name the third most sustainable company in the US, according to Newsweek's Green Rankings.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

By Jenni Spinner

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants.

Avantium $50m deal 100% PEF bottle

Investment from Swire, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium closes $50m deal to create 100% PEF bottle

By Jenny Eagle

Avantium has closed a financing round of $50m from a consortium including Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders to advancing PEF packaging material.

Coca-Cola is looking to replenish 100% of the water it draws from global communities by 2020.

world environment day 2014

Coke gives back 108.5bn liters of water

By Jenni Spinner

Coca-Cola is boosting its sustainability profile by returning as much as 68% of the water it uses to the communities it was sipped from.

AG Barr is expected to reap benefits from its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

CCE’s loss may be AG Barr’s gain, says analyst

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks firm AG Barr is benefiting from Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) struggling performance, according to Shore Capital analyst Phil Carroll, commenting on the former’s first financial quarter (Q1).

Safety fears could slow energy drink drive into liquid water enhancers

BRANDS MAY HAVE TO 'REFORMULATE AND REMOVE' FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS - ANALYST WARNS

Safety fears could slow energy drink drive into liquid water enhancers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite the presence of MIO Energy, Mintel warns that energy drinks brands could face problems if they try to conquer new territory in the US liquid water enhancer space due to safety concerns.

Red Coke wins the rat race, doesn’t damage rodent testicles

Red Coke wins the rat race, doesn’t damage rodent testicles

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Male rats who drank Coca-Cola for six months experienced no changes in testosterone production and intake did not damage their testes, says a study that also reveals a rodent preference for Red Coke over diet varieties.

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

Jens Winkler, business development manager, CCL Label

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

By Ben BOUCKLEY

CCL Label tells BeverageDaily.com that Coke’s successful Christmas holiday promotion using its sustainable TD shrink sleeve material will spur the market still further and assist hard-pressed recyclers.

Coca-Cola drops BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade

Coca-Cola removing BVO from Powerade

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED - Coca-Cola is removing BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade and other products by the end of this year.

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

By Ben BOUCKLEY

We’re in the business of telling stories, in the best possible sense. So if you have one to tell us about your job in the beverage industry – please get in touch with BeverageDaily.com!

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite Coke’s worrying soda sales slide, CEO Muhtar Kent revealed yesterday that not-from-concentrate juice brand Simply Orange brand bucked broader category declines to grow double digit in the US last year.

Diet Coke Slurpee The Coca-Cola Company 7-Eleven

Coca-Cola slurpee removed from sale

By Rachel Arthur

Diet Coke Frost Cherry Slurpee has been removed from shelves, after only a month on sale. 7-Eleven, who stocked the beverage, and The Coca-Cola Company have not said whether the beverage will return. 

Could Coca-Cola Life health halo kill standard US Coke sales?

NATURALLY SWEET SODAS POSE MARKETING NOT R&D CHALLENGE - ZEVIA

Could Coca-Cola Life health halo kill standard US Coke sales?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Naturally sweetened soft drinks such as Coca-Cola Life could pose problems for big soda since they risk cannibalizing standard product sales, one analyst suggests.

Beverage Bauhaus: Could home design revolution spur recycling?

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES CROWDSOURCES RECYCLING IDEAS

Beverage Bauhaus: Could home design revolution spur recycling?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

A Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) funded study insists that design principles in the home are as important as behavioural change in encouraging European consumers to recycle more.

Energy drinks on fire, but diet soda still in a funk, says Wells Fargo as Coke and Pepsi battle to 'reinvent' cola

Energy drinks on fire, but diet soda still in a funk, says Wells Fargo as Coke and Pepsi battle to 'reinvent' cola

By Elaine Watson

Diet soda sales remain in a funk according to the latest Nielsen data, with dollar sales in the four weeks to March 15 plunging 7.3%. Regular soda fared somewhat better (+ 0.6%), while energy drinks (+8.3%) and sparkling water (+26.2%) continued to steam...

‘Outrageous grab!’ Coke investor slams $24bn management pay deal

STATEMENTS 'MISINFORMED AND DO NOT REFLECT FACTS' - COKE

‘Outrageous grab!’ Coke investor slams $24bn management pay deal

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke has hit back at investor David Winters after he insisted that an ‘excessive’ compensation deal proposed for management from 2014 will hit normal shareholders – including teachers and nurses – hard.

US class action slams ‘chemical Coke’ for phosphoric acid use

COKE HITS BACK AT 'MERITLESS LAWSUITS' AND LAWYERS

US class action slams ‘chemical Coke’ for phosphoric acid use

By Ben BOUCKLEY

A US lawsuit insists Coke made false, deceptive claims that its eponymous brand was ‘healthy and natural’ in the wake of a ‘Category 5’ consumer hurricane that saw soda sales slip from 2008.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Coke thrashes out EPA deal after $278,000 ammonia fine threat

EPA ALLEGED 27 RISK MANAGEMENT FAILINGS AT MICHIGAN MINUTE MAID PLANT

Coke thrashes out EPA deal after $278,000 ammonia fine threat

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke is brokering a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after it threatened a $278,000 fine for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at a Minute Maid plant in Michigan.

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke-owned Innocent is launching a functional smoothie range in the UK from April centered on soft health claims - three varieties will use 'defense' 'energise' and 'antioxidant' positioning.