Coke sales have gone flat, but Coca-Cola Amatil still has a few hundred brands up its sleeve. How is it staving off the decline of the world's most popular drink?
Jamie Oliver wants Australia to introduce a 15% tax on soft drinks. But some industry experts say the success of such a measure is about as likely as producing one of the celebrity chef's meals in a quarter of an hour. Crikey intern Emer McCarthy reports.
The reality of the alcohol and beverage industry fits poorly with efforts to dismiss them as evil vectors of disease. The real data on health tells a different story.
For a few years there Americans were turning to healthy and energy drink alternatives. But the recession came and with it a sharp increase in soft drink sales, up 2.5% in 2009.
Soft drinks dispensed from fountains and machines (like you get at pubs and the movies) are an absolute price-gouge, Wallet Pop explains: it costs Coke $2.60 to manufacture enough syrupy goop for 50,000 drinks.
It’s time to wake up, smell the (unsweetened) coffee and act on sugar before we sentence even more Australians to death by pancreatic cancer.
In the name of getting enough water, Australia's school canteens are selling kids a drink sweetened with 21g of pure fructose. When did we become a nation requiring constant hydration, anyway?
Soft drink giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are locked in a neck-and-neck battle to become new best friends of public health. It’s what you do when your industry is facing flak as an enemy of public health, writes Melissa Sweet.