Beverages Soft Drinks

  • AMSTERDAM, July 25- Netherlands- based drinks bottler Refresco has agreed to buy the bottling activities of Canada- based Cott Corp for $1.25 billion, giving a big boost to its business in the United States, the world's largest soft drinks market. Cott will add 29 production sites to Refresco's network, with 19 in the United States, four in Canada, one in Mexico and...

  • July 20- The world's largest brewer Anheuser Busch InBev said on Thursday it was acquiring Hiball, a San Francisco- based producer of energy drinks and owner of the Alta Palla brand of organic sparkling juices and sparkling waters. The acquisition marks another step into the non-alcoholic drinks sector for the company, which already produces the...

  • May 26- Soft drink maker PepsiCo Inc is in talks to acquire All Market Inc, the owner of coconut water brand Vita Coco, whose celebrity investors include Madonna and Matthew McConaughey, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. PepsiCo did not respond to a request for comment, while Vita Coco declined to comment. Founded in 2004 by two childhood friends in New...

  • Pepsico's digital transformation is brand agnostic

    CNBC's James Wright talks to Shane Bellamy, Head of Digital Media at Pepsico about their presence at Millennial 20:20. He says they're open to new ideas.

  • April 19- Sales of soda drinks decreased about 1.2 percent in the United States in 2016, falling for the 12th year in a row, a report by trade publication Beverage Digest showed, as demand was hit by consumer choosing healthier options and a slew of sugar taxes aimed at stemming obesity and diabetes. These measures come amid a wave of sugar tax approvals in the...

  • The surprising celebrity face of Cherry Coke

    Coca Cola is banking on billionaire Warren Buffett's image as it rolls out Cherry Coke in China for the first time. Sophia Yan reports.

  • After decades-long streak of strong growth, bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp.. Bottled-water consumption in the United States reached 39.3 gallons per capita last year, while carbonated soft...

  • Pallets of Coke-Cola cans wait to the filled at a Coco-Cola bottling plant on February 10, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Philadelphia's recent soda tax has led to a disastrous decline in beverage sales.

  • March 1- PepsiCo Inc said on Wednesday it would cut 80 to 100 jobs in Philadelphia as the city's new sugar-sweetened beverage tax hurts demand for its products. Philadelphia imposed a tax of 1.5 cent per ounce on sugary and diet drinks to combat rising obesity and diabetes in the city. PepsiCo's beverage sales fell 40 percent in the city because of the tax, company...

  • Coca-Cola Amatil adjusts its supply chain

    Alison Watkins, group MD of Coca-Cola Amatil, says the company will be adapting its portfolio to meet consumer preferences.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A California state senator is taking another stab at introducing a law that would require sugary drink manufacturers to put a warning label on their products, the latest effort in the "War on Sugar." Officials and public health advocates have heightened their criticism of sugar as a key contributor to health epidemics like obesity and diabetes,...

  • Get professional-grade cocktails delivered right to your door

    Do-it-yourself drink kit services deliver the necessary ingredients for a delicious, professional-grade cocktail right to your door.

  • Feb 9- Coca-Cola Co reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by higher sales of its sodas in North America, its biggest market. Volume sales rose 1 percent in North America, including a 1 percent growth in sales of its carbonated soda drinks such as Sprite and Fanta. The fourth quarter included a $919 million charge related to the refranchising of...

  • Wells Fargo lowers its Coca-Cola 2017 earnings per share estimate to $1.94 from $2.04.

  • An employee delivers cases of Coca-Cola Co. brand soda in Miami Beach, Florida.

    Goldman's Coca-Cola 2017 earnings-per-share estimate is 3 percent below Wall Street consensus.

  • Pernod's China growth not what they hoped

    Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, discusses different environments in Perno Ricard's regional markets.

  • 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.

  • 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.