This week in soft drinks & bottled water

This week in soft drinks & 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, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market at a time when its global future should look considerably more upbeat.

Protein beverages are moving into the global mainstream as their consumer base shifts from body-builders to a general health-and-wellness audience, a new report has said.

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has forecast flat full-year sales and "modest" profits growth as it released its first quarterly results since its creation.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.

Stevia producer PureCircle has said sales of stevia will continue to grow as more markets look to reduce sugar intake. 

Stevia company PureCircle has confirmed it will build a new production facility as it looks to meet increasing demand for the plant-based sweetener.