February 12/Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario/The Record -- Troubled soft-drink maker Cott Corporation says its focus on the U.S. bottled-water and energy-drink businesses will help it turn around the company's North American operations this year.

After a difficult 2007 because of high costs and low consumer demand, Cott says it is even more sure of its "belief that water and new age beverages really are the future of this company."

From the February 18, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash