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“The most significant area of growth is bottled water. Many consumers now seek it in preference to high sugar carbonates. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kwangmoozaa

Top beverage megabrands struggle against sugar

By Beth Newhart

The top 100 global megabrands have been revealed by Euromonitor, with beverage-forward brands taking four of the top ten. But overall soft drink sales have been stagnant thanks to shifting public opinion on sugar, affecting brand loyalty.

Bambi is well-established in key channels such as retail and HoReCa. Pic:Bambi.

Coca-Cola HBC acquires Serbian confectionery business Bambi

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is acquiring confectionery, biscuit and snack company Bambi for €260m ($294m): saying the acquisition gives it ‘marketing leading iconic brands in a relevant adjacent category’.

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Highlights of 2018: Cannabis, coffee, craft beer and more

By Rachel Arthur

It's been another busy year in the big world of beverages. From cannabis to coffee and from Coca-Cola to craft beer, we take a look at some of the key moments that have hit the headlines in 2018 - and that will continue to shape the industry as we...

Coca-Cola is developing two new energy drinks that it plans to market with its own brands in 2019. Pic: ©GettyImages/NooMUboN

Monster fights with Coca-Cola over competing energy drinks

By Beth Newhart

As the largest shareholder in Monster Beverage, Coca-Cola struck a non-competing deal with it when it comes to energy products. Now the two companies have a difference of opinion over Coke’s plans to release new energy drinks in 2019.

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