Eco bottle

Highland Spring to extend rollout of 100% recycled bottle

18 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The 500ml pack will be available in selected retailers from late January

dalston's sodas

Dalston's secures £1m cash injection from angel investors Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Dalston’s plans to use the cash for driving NPD and bolstering stock

Orange Smarties

Nestlé reveals actions to meet 100% recyclable commitment

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The food and drink giant intends to phase out all plastics between 2020 and 2025 that are not recyclable or are hard to recycle

Earlybirds breakfast drinks

Earlybirds to debut breakfast drink in bio-plastic bottle Subscription

15 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

A duo of HPP plant-based breakfast drinks will be available from March

Drink 420

Drink 420 to bring ‘highest’ CBD content to soft drink aisle Subscription

14 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Created by Simplee Aloe co-founder Alex Lai, the new drink’s two variants contain 15mg of cannabidiol per 250ml can

Pepsi ad

Pepsi makes 'For the Love of It' marketing pledge

10 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi this week revealed its global marketing tagline for 2019

Raspberry and Strawberry Coca-Cola

Coke adds more fruit variants to Diet and Zero Sugar ranges Subscription

08 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The two sugar-free ranges will be backed by a £7m investment in 2019

dalston's sodas

Dalston’s launches first no added sugar soft drinks Subscription

04 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Real Squeezed Elderflower and Real Squeezed Rhubarb provide seven calories per 100ml

tropicana essentials Immune Support

Resurgent Tropicana unveils new variants and fresh look Subscription

03 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The PepsiCo juice brand last year clawed back 0.9% of value, reaching £213.8m

Ribena Lightweight Bottle

Ribena to roll out 'lightweight' bottle to save plastic Subscription

19 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Its low weight was achieved by “redistributing the plastic more effectively and optimising the design”

Rockstar Twister

AG Barr to expand Rockstar with ‘retro’ Twister range

11 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Rockstar Twister will land in chillers from 1 January in Smashed Blue Raspberry and Wacked Red Berry

Caroline Bethell

Ocean Spray promotes Caroline Bethell to MD for EMEA

10 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She replaces Rob Beams, who has been promoted to international VP of sales & marketing

Adult cordials

Fancy flavours drive 61% surge in adult squash

07 Dec 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Cordial is now the fastest growing sector of the adult soft drinks category­

energy drinks aisle

Evidence 'not enough' to justify children energy drinks ban Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A report by MPs found existing evidence was not enough to justify its plans for a statutory ban on sales to kids.

Iceland drs

BRC proposes new plans for deposit return system Subscription

23 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The BRC pre-empted a consultation expected to be launched by Defra secretary Michael Gove

Ocean Spray PET

Ocean Spray revamps chilled juice drinks with 25% rPET bottle Subscription

16 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

In the past five years, the brand has seen its portfolio of ambient and chilled juices lose 35% of value

Little Freddie smoothies

Little Freddie adds low-sugar organic smoothie duo Subscription

14 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Mighty Mango and Strawberry Smash (rsp: £1/90g & £3.50/4x90g) contain around 8g of sugar per 100g

irn bru

Irn-Bru faces Scotland in-store promo ban in HFSS clampdown Subscription

02 Nov 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Despite millions spent on a reformulation to slash sugar levels Irn-Bru may not get through the new proposals

Pepsi Max

PepsiCo pledges to up recycled content in plastic packaging

26 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier will aim to use at least 25% recycled content in all its plastic packaging within the next seven years

Kevin McNair, Purdey’s GB marketing director

Kevin McNair made marketing director at KP Snacks

25 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

McNair is currently GB marketing director at Britvic, which he joined after 19 years with Unilever

energy drinks cat report

Energy drink effect on kids overstated, says government report Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The government is currently consulting on whether to ban the sale of energy drinks to children

Vita Coco Pressed and Sparkling

Vita Coco adds Pressed and Sparkling coconut water drinks Subscription

23 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Pressed’s UK launch had been brought forward to next month after success in the US

Leendert den Hollander

CCEP manager calls for better collaboration on plastic Subscription

12 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Coca-Cola boss Leendert den Hollander said the soft drinks industry agreed with government about the need to tackle the “appalling” problem of ocean waste

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon

Coca-Cola adds Zero Sugar Cinnamon for Christmas

08 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soft drink giant has also kicked off a festive on-pack competition

Green Times Brewing

Is CBD the next growth market in grocery? Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Angelina Mason

Attitudes are shifting around this once little-known extract of the cannabis plant 

rude health kombucha

Just the tonic: five trends we'll be seeing this Dry January

19 Dec 2018 | By Maddie Maynard

Here’s what consumers are likely to choose when they ditch the drink this January

orange juice

OJ concentrate prices boosted by winter demand Subscription

17 Dec 2018

The possibility of cold snaps in the US and Mexico is adding upward pressure to prices

Cola soft drinks

Sponsored: The story of soft drinks in 2018 with Coca-Cola European Partners Video

10 Dec 2018

We spoke an expert at CCEP, to talk us through the highs and lows that have shaped the soft drinks category this year

Highland Spring

Bottled water: Thirsty Brits guided by plastic effect Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brits are drinking more bottled water than ever but they’re making environmentally-conscious choices

Cawston Press

Zero sugar rushes ahead as levy grips Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Carbonates’ huge gains this year are largely thanks to the sugar levy


Juice brands risk running out of juice Subscription

10 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Premium smoothie brands have racked up extra sales this year while well-established juice brands struggle…

cannabis cbd soft drink

Dope drinks: adult soft drinks category report 2018 Subscription

07 Dec 2018 | By Rob Brown

Cannabis-derived CBD is tipped as the next big thing in adult soft drinks, tempting everyone from startups to Coca-Cola

Marnie Millard one use

How Nichols boss Marnie Millard gives Vimto its vigour Subscription

06 Dec 2018 | By Angelina Mason

The Nichols CEO has overseen booming sales for the Vimto brand, keeping it ahead of sugar reduction legislation

Coca-Cola 2.0 main pic

Coca-Cola 2.0: how brand is transforming through radical NPD Subscription

15 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A broader, more versatile and more functional masterbrand strategy is behind Coke’s move into pastures new

energy drink cans

Hard evidence is much needed in energy drinks policy Subscription

25 Oct 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A new report found little evidence energy drinks are more damaging to normal children than tea, coffee or cola

Plastic straw cocktail

Focus On Adult Soft Drinks: 8 December

25 Oct 2018 Updated: 01 Nov 2018

A new wave of soft drink challengers are looking to sell their innovative, unusual and premium wares



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