This week saw the launch of PepsiCos Bubly

This week saw the launch of PepsiCo's Bubly

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January.

The company behind the Keurig Kold home carbonation system has said there are no plans to revive the failed platform, in the wake of its merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Coca-Cola European Partners is to bring back to the UK a former Unilever-owned brand as it enters the plant-based beverage category for the first time.

A list of the world's most valuable brands has delivered a snapshot of the beverage industry, with soft drinks icon Coca-Cola falling back as two Chinese baijius roared into the top 100.

Coca-Cola's Japan unit will release its Adult Fanta Peach soda brand again this year, this time with new packaging. 

Britvic has launched a website that aims to prepare UK retailers for the country's upcoming sugar tax.

PepsiCo has officially launched a new range of flavoured sparkling waters, under the brand name Bubly, as it further commits to the water category. 

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit is looking to expand its range of fruit-based CSDs as part of a government initiative to aid fruit farmers.