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 soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

The French unit of The Coca-Cola Co has recruited Caroline Olliero from Coca-Cola Enterprises as its commercial director.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has confirmed that Damian Gammell has taken on the role of chief operating officer.

Highland Spring has appointed Lucozade Ribena Suntory its first outside distributor for a decade as it continues plans to up production.  

PepsiCo is to sell mobile phones in China as part of a new licensing partnership under its Pepsi brand.

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have declined to comment on a report they are competing to invest in Chobani, the US-based yoghurt maker behind the rise of Greek yoghurt in the country.  

The Coca-Cola Co has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.