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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.

Seattle-based soft drinks firm Dry Soda Co has released two limited edition sparkling sodas, which are packaged in Champagne-style bottles.

SodaStream has announced national off-premise distribution for its Fruit Drops flavour essences range in the US market.

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it will start testing a new 100% stevia-sweetened Coke product outside of the US next year.

Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developments at Bacardi, a review of results from the third quarter and a look at how his stock tips have done this year. He also has a future tip for the top of his own.

Danone's venture capital unit has invested in Hawaii-based water brand Kona Deep.

Technology that measures emotions by tracking facial expressions has adjudged The Coca-Cola Co's latest UK Christmas ad to be the most effective of the season.