The week in soft drinks and bottled water

The week in soft drinks and bottled water

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has announced the latest move in expanding and realigning its franchise footprint in the US.

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a drop in year-to-date profits and sales as it saw a 14% fall in its bottom line for the last quarter.

Yesterday, a few hours after The Coca-Cola Co released its third-quarter results that showed a 14% drop in profits, CNBC analyst Jim Cramer made it clear where he believed the blame lay. “This is not a well-run company,” the Mad Money presenter bellowed, demanding that Coca-Cola's “halo” be “ripped off”.

Britvic is set to post a full-year sales and profits increase despite a tough Q4 that saw its European units struggle against a strong comparable from last year.

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has reported a tough set of figures for its third quarter, but year-to-date performance remains in the black.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has raised its full-year sales estimates after year-to-date profits jumped on a slight sales rise.