The week in soft drinks & bottled water

The week in soft drinks & 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.

Consumers may be curbing their intake of carbonated soft drinks in many markets, but in Vietnam, the soft drinks segment is set to break the 1bn litres barrier in 2015, according to a new report by Canadean.

The Coca-Cola Co has claimed it is on course to be “water-neutral” in the next five years, and already replenishes 94% of the water it uses.

Celsius Holdings has partnered with Anheuser-Busch's Eagle Distributing to increase the presence of its namesake fat-burning soft drink brand in the US.

Essential Health Products has launched an extension to its Qcumber range that is designed to be mixed with gin and vodka.

AG Barr is to end production of its returnable bottles after a GBP5m (US$7.8m) upgrade at its bottling plant in Scotland.

The Coca-Cola Co has opened its first bottling plant in Laos as the soft drinks maker continues to expand its presence in Asia.

Mamma Chia has added a new range to its RTD chia-based juices that uses a selection of green vegetables.

The UK arm of FrieslandCampina is backing the launch of its Optiwell yogurt drink in the country with a GBP25m (US$39.4m) campaign, featuring television presenter Holly Willoughby.