Soft Drinks

Consolidation in the Russian soft drinks market – The impact on consumers and the industry

by October 13th, 2008

Click here to listen – In this episode of Globalcast, Euromonitor International’s Eastern Europe and Russian analyst Vitalij Vladykin analyses the changing soft drinks market in Russia, focusing on the growing consolidation trend and its impact on the market. In this edition of Globalcast, Euromonitor reviews: The key trends of the Russian soft drinks market […]

Coca-Cola snaps up European bottled water companies – will PepsiCo follow suit?

by October 11th, 2006

This year has seen a flurry of acquisition activity as The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) attempts to firm up its position in European bottled water. Following last years’ purchase of Eastern European water brands, recent acquisitions in Italy and Germany are further evidence of the company’s strategy to expand into this high-growth sector.

Novartis Drinks Up and Leaves

by July 26th, 2002

The recent announcement by Novartis of its intention to sell off its health and functional food operations and focus on its core healthcare business has sparked interest across the food and beverage industry. The divestment of brands “whose growth can be accelerated in companies where there is a good strategic fit”, has resulted in a slew of potential suitors keen to snap up one or more brands for their own portfolios.