This weeks soft drinks & bottled water coverage on just-drinks

This week's soft drinks & bottled water coverage on just-drinks

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.

Throughout January, just-drinks' regular category commentators will give us their take on how 2018 is shaping up for their specialist subject. First up, soft drinks expert Richard Corbett considers the year ahead.

The Coca-Cola Co has repackaged its Diet Coke brand and added four flavours as it looks to appeal to the next generation of consumers.

Diet Coke is having a revamp - and not a moment too soon. The old war-horse of the low-sugar CSD market is nigh on 36 years old and looking a bit dusty. Owner The Coca-Cola Co will be hoping the announcement in the US this week of a range of sparkly new flavours will give an artificial sweetener boost to a diet market that has crashed.

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

Fentimans has launched a GBP1.2m (US$1.6m) redesign of its namesake mixer and tonic range.

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with local bottlers to purchase Chile's Comercializadora Novaverde, the owner of juice brand Guallarauco.

PepsiCo has brought Cindy Crawford back as the face of Pepsi in a new global marketing campaign that will include a Super Bowl ad.

A UK protein beverage company has identified "athleisure beauty and glowing skin" as the biggest trend of 2018 as it launches a line of protein-rich collagen water.