The week in soft drinks and bottled water

The week in soft drinks and 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.

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to place calorie counts on the front of Vitaminwater bottles to settle a lawsuit.

The CEO of SodaStream has said he is “very disappointed” with the company’s performance as it warned of a sharp drop in third-quarter sales and profits.

PepsiCo has confirmed reports it is to launch a new cola in the US inspired by trends for craft beverages.

PepsiCo has posted a year-to-date rise in profits and sales as global beverage volumes edged up by 1%.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company is “watching and waiting” in Russia as it deals with political tensions and a devalued rouble. 

Soft drinks producers in France have agreed to cut sugar content in beverages by 5% in 2015. 

With the high-profile launches of Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True, the natural sweetener stevia is once again under the spotlight.

Red Bull has kicked off a process to reimburse its US consumers after agreeing to pay out US$13m to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of false advertising.