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 have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

The on-premise channel in the UK has seen a "massive shift" in attitudes to sugar consumption over the past five years, the head of Britvic's innovations team has said, as health trends from soft drinks spill over to the country's bars and pubs.

An Indian court has ruled that contract bottlers for PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co cannot divert water from a drought-hit river as water scarcity in the country continues to trouble beverage makers.

A strong 12 months for low-sugar CSDs in the UK helped lift Britvic's FY performance, but the company has warned of a tough 2017 ahead.

The Coca-Cola Co and its Palestinian bottling partner, National Beverage Co, have opened the first Coca-Cola bottling facility in Gaza. 

Suntory's soft drinks unit has unveiled plans to boost its Vietnam production by 60% over the next five years to keep pace with growth in the country.  

Coca-Cola HBC's Polish unit has appointed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' Polish subsidiary to handle its products in the country. 

US juice company Sun Orchard has acquired several Blue Lake Citrus Products assets, including the Noble Juice brand.

he latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

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