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 from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year. 

Coca-Cola European Partners has ended its first full year with a lift in sales. 

just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in its fourth quarter - the three months to the end of December - as well as in the full year. Coverage is broken down by territories and by brands.

Top executives at Coca-Cola European Partners have said the company is poised to face challenges in 2018, including sugar taxes in several markets. 

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a slight rise in full-year sales despite flat volumes as the soft drinks giant continued to focus on value.

PepsiCo has posted a slight rise in full-year 2017 group sales but beverages remained under pressure as volumes slid globally and in North America.

The CEO of PepsiCo has said the company is taking steps to improve the performance of its North American Beverages unit. 

Headwinds in Nigeria and Russia softened solid growth for Coca-Cola HBC last year, but turnarounds in both markets are expected to spur 2018.

The CEO for Coca-Cola HBC has said his company adjusted the launch of Monster energy drink in Nigeria to account for local religion and culture.

Increased shipments, favourable mix and the acquisition of Bai Brands helped push sales up for Dr Pepper Snapple Group in 2017.