soft drinks report 2015

Soft drinks digital

10 things you need to know about... soft drinks

27 Mar 2015

We’ve teamed up with brands, retailers and market experts to lift the lid on the hottest new trends. We’ve looked at how players are responding to the sticky issue of sugar, the next big growth opportunities and much more…

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Revealed: What consumers really think about soft drinks

27 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

An exclusive poll for The Grocer has revealed high levels of support for a fizzy drinks tax and tougher regulation on the sale of energy drinks


Spot the difference: soft drinks boundaries are blurring

27 Mar 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Energy waters, juice & spring water blends, fortified drinks… things are being mixed up in bottled water. Here’s how…

Little Miracles

Health matters: Brits splash out on low and no cal drinks

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

Despite the battering soft drinks get in the press, the industry is cutting sugar. But how are no and low sugar variants doing? 


Buyer Q&A: retailers must play an 'active role' in cutting sugar

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

We quiz buyers from Asda, Budgens and The Co-op on their favourite launches, pet hates and how the war on sugar is shaping the category

Coca-Cola Life index

Life flies high with 9% share of Coke's advertising spend

27 Mar 2015

Which brands are splashing the cash on ads in soft drinks? And to what effect? 

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Monster is the most 'socially active' soft drink brand

27 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

Are BMX, big waves and boobs the only way to make a splash on Facebook? And why are many big brands not on it? 

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Posh squash brands defy the cooling cordials market

27 Mar 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Squashes and cordials with ’moderate’ natural sugar content have hit the sweet spot as pocket squash sales rocket…

Latvia birch 5

Money can grow on trees (or inside them at least)

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

Tree waters such as birch and maple could be destined for big things. The Grocer heads to Latvia to find out more about these unusual products

New Zealand: Pear and Basil Soda

Top 10 global launches: from pink Pepsi to artichoke water

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

With the help of Mintel, we’ve rounded up 10 of the hottest (and weirdest) soft drinks from around the world, from curry sausage flavour energy drinks to hemp ice tea.

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Fever-Tree to take on Coke in US dark spirits battle Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Premium mixer brand Fever-Tree is targeting winning market share from the North American soft drinks giants as it looks to build the US into its largest market.

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PepsiCo plans experiential activity for all brands Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Kristin Patrick said brands could no longer afford to simply rely on big-budget TV ads

Fanta Orange twisted plastic bottle

Fanta Orange reformulated to contain a third less sugar Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Coca-Cola European Partners set to pour the soda into a twisted plastic bottle

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Tastes More Like Coke ad

Sterling slump causes 14% drop in Coca-Cola European Partners' British sales Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The recently formed Coca-Cola European Partners saw sales in Great Britain slide by 14% once translated into euros in 2016 as the collapse in the value of the pound hit reported revenues

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Red Bull flies high as full-sugar sales surge Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Rob Brown

Despite a health backlash against the white stuff, sugary pop is still powering huge growth for some of Britain’s top soft

Panel discussion at the Shoptalk conference

Get ready for the smart home revolution Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Smart home tech was all the rage at the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas this week 

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Princess Anne lines up a royal rumble with GM comments Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

It’s always fun when the Royal Family weighs in on matters of national importance

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Tesco-Booker clouds the air for Palmer & Harvey and the tobacco giants Subscription

21 Mar 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

No smoke without fire? P&H has been making moves to become less dependent on tobacco companies for sometime, but rely heavily on them for financing, but will it be one merger too many for industry?


UK food & drink is staring down the barrel of Brexit Subscription

20 Mar 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Article 50 will be triggered next Wednesday. Time to get serious about negotiating the right deal for UK food & drink

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