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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.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

Over-60s are not only healthier, wealthier and living longer and more active lives than their predecessors, they are also more politically engaged. Ben Cooper examines why looking afresh at the seniors market chimes with recent momentous political events.

The introduction of a "demonetisation" policy in India last month looks poised to play havoc with international drinks companies with a presence in the country, although The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are better placed to cope than most, according to one analyst.

The Coca-Cola Co brand Honest Tea is to roll out nation-wide in the UK after completing a soft launch this year.

The UK government has revealed further details of its proposed sugar tax, but suppliers will have to wait until April to find out how much they will pay.

An Italian supermarket chain has unveiled its store of the future, in which shelves are replaced with market-style tables and interactive touch screens.

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its BRL3.58bn (US$1.1bn) acquisition of privately-owned Brazilian bottler Vonpar.

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a retirement from its board and the appointment of four new officers.

Utmost Brands will launch a line of cocktail mixers under its Grown-up Sodas brand.

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.

The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, Muhtar Kent, has announced his intention to step down from the role early next year.


Sectors: Soft drinks, Water

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