just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
The week in soft drinks and bottled water
Serm Suk, the Thailand-based soft drinks producer, has agreed to sell the Est cola brand to ThaiBev subsidiary International Beverage Holdings for THB1.56bn (US$48m).
PepsiCo's cosying up with SodaStream tells us plenty about the fortunes of both companies - and could even be a pointer to the future.
Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.
Cott Corp has seen its net losses widen in its year-to-date, but the company has said its global volumes are continuing to stabilise.
The 'will they, won't they?' debate over Coca-Cola Enterprises' interest in Coca-Cola Co's German bottling franchise dropped off the radar last year, but the likelihood of a transaction is set to bubble up again in the coming months. Indeed, both CCE's and Coca-Cola's most recent figures suggest that such a move is more probable now than at any previous time.
SodaStream International has confirmed it is shutting two of its facilities - including its controversial site in the West Bank - as it targets efficiencies.
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