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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.

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Following last month's referendum in the UK on the country's membership of the European Union, the repercussions from the decision to leave have been felt far and wide. Our coverage of the fallout is growing almost daily.

We (nearly) all suffer from them, and yet we all counter them with different measures. Could the soft drinks industry be missing an opportunity to surf the hangover wave? Richard Corbett reports.

South Africa's Treasury has proposed a 20% tax on sugary soft drinks to help fight obesity-related diseases.

The UK's food and drink industry has called for the country's sugar tax to be put on hold in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The Coca-Cola Co's chief information officer, Ed Steinike, has died after a short illness.

PepsiCo has sold a UK juice plant to Belgian beverage co-packer Konings for an undisclosed fee.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory's UK unit has rolled out the next phase of a marketing campaign for its Ribena brand. 

SABMiller's Kenyan unit has paid an "administrative penalty" after distributor contracts in the country were found to breach anti-trust laws.

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled its Rio Olympics global ad campaign, which is set to star some of the world's top athletes.


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