This week in soft drinks and bottled water

This week in soft drinks and bottled water

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Investments Group.

In the latest of his consumer trends articles, Ben Cooper highlights the potential still on offer for drinks companies from the Baby Boomers out there.

In mid-February, The Coca-Cola Co released its figures for full-year 2015. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

Earlier today, Coca-Cola Enterprises reported a double-digit drop in sales and profits for the full year as weak consumer trends continued. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at volume performance by category for the Western European bottler. 

SABMiller's MD for Europe, Sue Clark, is to join Britvic's board as an independent non-executive director.

Pepsico's North America Beverages unit has reported sales and profits growth in both its fourth quarter and full year. 

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has warned that the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she has not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.

The Indian unit of Coca-Cola has suspended operations in three of its plants in the country, citing low demand and absence of economic viability.