Beverages Soft Drinks

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- The U.S. soda lobby and small businesses are suing to block Philadelphia's soft drinks tax, marking the latest clash between the industry and public officials seeking to boost revenue and combat health epidemics like obesity and diabetes. The American Beverage Association, which represents Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc, kicked off a...

  • PHILADELPHIA— The American Beverage Association and others filed a lawsuit Wednesday to try to block a soda tax set to take effect in Philadelphia in January. The beverage industry had spent more than $10 million fighting the plan before the Philadelphia City Council approved it in June. Hotel stays in Philadelphia are also taxed by state and city authorities.

  • Pernod Ricard's products fall in the "squeezed middle" of the drinks market - and this has affected sales - says Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel.

  • STRASBOURG, July 7- Caffeinated energy and soft drinks makers in the European Union will not be allowed to claim the drinks boost alertness or concentration after the European Parliament on Thursday blocked European Commission proposals to regulate but allow these claims. The parliament said such claims promoted sugar intake among children.

  • PepsiCo Inc said on Wednesday said it would sell Crystal Pepsi this year for a limited time in the United States and Canada. Crystal Pepsi will be sold in 20- ounce bottles starting July 11 in Canada and Aug. 8 in the United States. Pepsi had made the drink available for two days in December last year in the United States through a sweepstakes on a company app.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- San Francisco residents will have a second chance to vote on whether to tax soda after city officials this week added the measure to a November ballot that could result in more of the Bay Area being subject to the controversial levy. Two Berkeley neighbors- Oakland and Albany- will also vote in November on a soda tax. If the measures there and in San...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After funding a successful campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to back similar efforts in several other U.S. cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • *Soda industry says Philadelphia success won't have ripple effect. NEW YORK, June 17- After successfully funding a campaign to pass a soda tax in Philadelphia, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is preparing to fund similar efforts in several other cities, giving new momentum to measures seeking to limit soft drink consumption. The former New York City mayor...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that had eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were defeated after intense...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were defeated after intense lobbying...

  • June 16- Philadelphia's city council passed a tax on soda on Thursday, dealing a blow to the powerful beverage industry and becoming the largest, and only the second, U.S. city with a levy on sweetened beverages. The council's approval was widely expected after the measure cleared a committee consisting of the entire council last week. The vote marked a victory for...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stands poised to score a victory that has eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry, if the city council votes on Thursday as expected to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stands poised to score a victory that has eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry, if the city council votes on Thursday as expected to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. Similar efforts, including several spearheaded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, were...

  • Coke COO: Q1 just a step in the journey

    Discussing Coke's first quarter earnings release and his outlook for demand in the beverage market with James Quincy, Coca-Cola COO.

  • The "Fast Money" traders reveal their final trades of the day.

  • Coca-Cola is our favorite mega cap: RBC

    Nik Modi, Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets, discusses why Coca-Cola will outperform other consumer staples even in the face of decline in the soft drink space.

  • AB InBev’s dividend is a bright spot: Analyst

    Mirabaud Securities beverage analyst, Jonathan Fyfe, discusses the headwinds impacting AB InBev’s business in light of its recent earnings.

  • Coca-Cola Amatil: Not worried about Australia

    Alison Watkins, group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil, explains why the company is comfortable with the profits in Australia, despite a 6.1 percent slide in the June-half.

  • MillerCoors taking the 'soft' out of soft drink

    MillerCoors, the country's second-largest brewer, launching hard sodas in early 2016.