This week in soft drinks & bottled water on just-drinks

This week in soft drinks & bottled water on just-drinks

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.

In this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper examines how Diageo's investment in a UK drinks start-up represents a win, both commercially and sustainably.

The Coca-Cola Co has invested EUR26m (US$29m) at its Ballina site in Ireland, as it looks to roll out its Freestyle self-service drinks system to Europe.

Danish dairy group Arla Foods has thrown down the gauntlet to soft drinks with a plan to triple its beverage business by 2020 through healthier milk-based alternatives.

Chinese dairy firm Yili Industrial Group has launched a new yogurt drink containing juice balls that burst in the mouth.

UK supermarket chain The Co-op has pledged one whole bay in its drinks aisles for sugar-free beverages as it continues to expand its healthier options.