The week in soft drinks includes Coca-Colas first frozen beverage

The week in soft drinks includes Coca-Cola's first frozen beverage

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.

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants and renowned for its exhaustive list of health properties, this controversial chemical compound is starting to inspire a wave of innovation in enhanced waters.

PepsiCo's new sparkling water Bubly is shaking up the US sparkling water category as the brand gets off to a strong start in the US, an analyst has said.

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese unit is continuing to lead the company's innovation with the launch of the first Coca-Cola frozen drink.

Britvic has updated its 1980s Aqua Libra sparkling water brand with the launch of three fruit flavours.

Suntory unit Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched a GBP10m (US$14.3m) campaign for its Lucozade Energy brand amid reports that sales for the product have suffered from the UK sugar tax.

The Coca-Cola Co's North American unit has lined up a "crafty new look" for its Fresca soda brand in an effort to attract new consumers.

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Kombucha Grows as Beverage Consumers Look for Functionality

Kombucha Grows as Beverage Consumers Look for Functionality

Kombucha is one of the fastest-growing segments of the soft drinks industry today, appealing to consumers’ desire for healthy, functional soft drinks. The packaged market is largely centred in North A...read more