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.
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’.
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...
Sri Lanka has been accused of backtracked on its fight against diabetes after implementing a 40% reduction in its sugar tax, amidst public outcry describing the move as ‘insane’ and ‘racing backwards’.
Food manufacturers in Malaysia, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have responded to the upcoming 2019 introduction of sugar taxes on drinks and juice ‘with concern’, saying that this is ‘not an effective policy response’ to combat obesity and chronic disease.
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.
Coca-Cola Hellenic saw its no and low calorie sparkling beverages grow volumes 25.9% in the latest quarter, compared to 2.1% for full sugar variants, highlighting a shift towards lower calorie beverages.
Coca-Cola has been on an acquisition spree: buying coffee shop chain Costa, French fruit drink Tropico, and Australian kombucha Mojo; alongside minority investments in sports brand Bodyarmor and smoothie and juice company Made Group. So how will these...