This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring sugar taxes, Coca-Cola takeover talk and Volvic's Star Wars bottle
This week in soft drinks & bottled water
As world leaders convene in Paris this week for the COP 21 climate change conference, the value of consensus, cooperation and collaboration in the face of the climate change challenge - and the threats posed if they are lacking - come into sharp relief. Cooperation and partnership are certainly required between companies and, in this regard, the drinks sector has a good story to tell.
The UK Government's Health Committee has recommended a tax on full-sugar drinks in the country. The measure has attracted criticism from the trade body for soft drinks, however, which has called the recommendation a "PR campaign" to introduce a tax on soft drinks.
Groupe Danone has launched a Star Wars-themed range of Volvic bottles as part of the brand's tie-up with the upcoming The Force Awakens movie.
A nod is as good as a wink to some. Especially, it would appear, when it comes to decoding the clutter surrounding the Anheuser-Busch InBev/SABMiller deal.
The Coca-Cola Co has played down reports it is to launch the milk-based beverage Vio in India.
UK soft drinks maker AG Barr has rebounded in the third-quarter to remain on track for full-year sales expectations.
The penultimate quarter of 2015 saw a more upbeat performance for beverage consumption across Europe, according to the latest report from Canadean.
Indonesia is exploring a sugar tax on soft drinks, according to reports.
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