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

PepsiCo has attacked a lawsuit alleging its Naked Juice range misleads consumers over the type of fruit and vegetables the product contains.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has followed today's completion of its takeover of SABMiller with the announcement of its intention to offload SAB's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to The Coca-Cola Co.

Following completion of its takeover of SABMiller this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has given notice it will sell SAB's share in African bottler Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to one of the former brewer's two former partners in the venture, The Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) have emerged as favourites to buy SABMiller's former 57% stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), according to analysts. 

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has halted payments to some nutritionists and dieticians after accusations the health experts were being paid to attack soda taxes on social media.

A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.

Up to four times as many calories are consumed through alcoholic drinks as soft drinks, a new Euromonitor global study has said.