The Pepsi Bottling Group said third quarter sales rose 14.7% on the back of its soft drinks Mountain Dew, LiveWire and the launch of Pepsi Vanilla.

PGB chief executive John Cahill said that the group’s European businesses delivered 7% volume growth. In Russia, innovation fuelled strong growth, while in Spain volume and profits doubled.

Case volumes in the US were flat over the quarter and declined 5% in Mexico.

Cahill noted that its diet soft drink portfolio continued to generate low single-digit growth.

Sales for the 12 weeks to September 6 increased to $2.81bn from $2.45bn last year. Pre-tax income rose 3.7% to $279m.