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US meal replacement sensation Soylent coming to UK Subscription

15 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The “engineered nutrition” brand will be available to Brits from September exclusively via Amazon

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Savsé sales director Paul Gurnell steps up as new CEO

10 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

His promotion follows founder Guka Tavberidze’s departure from the cold-pressed smoothie brand after seven years

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CO2 crisis still affecting soft drinks and bottled water Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Twitter users across the UK have expressed concerns over ongoing shortages of their favourite brands

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'Sugar tax' fails to impact shopping habits Subscription

08 Aug 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Just 1% now say they plan to stop drinking sugary soft drinks

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Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO after 12 years

06 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

PepsiCo has named company veteran Ramon Laguarta as Nooyi’s successor

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Wow names Stephen Knight as commercial director

06 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Industry veteran Knight has been appointed to the new position with the aim of accelerating growth

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Energy drinks brand Carabao makes UK TV ad debut

02 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The advert illustrates Carabao’s ‘commitment to serving a wider mass market audience than any other energy drink’

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Britvic availability still low despite recovery in CO2 levels Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Branches of major supermarkets and one large London cash & carry depot had low availability of Britvic 

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Coke offers 50% off Merlin attractions via bottle returns

25 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Visitors to Alton Towers Resort, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland Windsor can recycle any 500ml plastic bottle via reverse vending machines

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Slush Puppie pouch format set for UK grocery debut

24 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Three variants will be available ‘later this year’ says supplier Manchester Drinks

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Soft drinks sugar tax has affected 326 suppliers Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tax bosses declined to confirm how much had been collected so far by the so-called sugar tax

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Clearly Drinks acquires supplier Powerful Water Company Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The acquisition is the first major move by the Perfectly Clear water manufacturer after it was bought by private equity last year

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CO2 shortage sees retailers cut fizzy drinks promotions Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average shelf prices in the carbonates category are up 4% in the four weeks to 2 July 2018

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Pepsi Max running low as CO2 shortage leads to price rises Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket out-of-stock levels for Pepsi drinks have surged since mid-June

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Bottle closure worries triggers Schweppes 1783 recall

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The issue is affecting bottles with a best before date of up to and including 31 March 2019…

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Highland Spring and McCain censured over on-pack competitions Subscription

11 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The ‘instant win’ promotions were misleading about the likelihood of a win, ruled the ASA

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Dirty Lemon direct-to-consumer drinks set for UK debut Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

In the States and Canada, the New York brand’s eight variants are sold via text message to its 100,000 customers

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CO2 supply crisis 'worsens significantly' after power outage at Air Liquide plant

03 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The gas supplier has declared ‘force majeure’ due the shortages of CO2

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Suppliers fear CO2 disruption will last for several weeks Subscription

02 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White, Carina Perkins

While one CO2 plant in County Durham came back online today, shortages could last for several weeks, suppliers have warned

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CO2 crisis: Britvic reassures on fizzy drinks supplies as Booker rations beer and soft drinks

27 Jun 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

The soft drinks giant also said it was working with its CO2 suppliers to find alternative sources of gas supply

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Upbeat launches flavoured water duo with protein

25 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Spring Water Enriched with Protein & Vitamins is flavoured with real fruit, with each 100ml containing 2.4g of whey protein

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Innocent's top marketer Dan Germain leaves after 19 years

22 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Germain has worked at the juices and smoothies giant since its inception in 1999

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CO2 crisis: Government urged to step in to prevent shortages Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Julia Glotz

The FDF says there is a worrying lack of clarity over how long shortages will last and what will be done to resolve them

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Beer, fizzy drinks, chicken and meat hit by CO2 shortages

21 Jun 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Supplies are running dangerously low right in the middle of World Cup fever and the crucial summer barbecue season

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Carabao brings the energy with help from colourful Clive Video

09 Aug 2018 | By Mark Dishman

Carabao’s new TV ad is gung-ho and eccentric

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Indra Nooyi: 12 key moments of her time as PepsiCo CEO

08 Aug 2018 | By Julia Glotz

As the PepsiCo boss steps down after 12 years at the helm of the global drinks and snacks giant, we look back at 12 moments that defined her tenure

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My food & drink job: Jack Flower, national account manager, Tenzing

03 Aug 2018

Networking is key if you want to build your career in food & drink, says Jack

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Clipped wings? Energy Drinks Category Report 2018 Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

The industry is contending with a new wave of health-conscious shoppers and under-16 sales bans

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Sprite Lemon Lime & Cucumber: acid test Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

CCEP unveiled this sugar-free Sprite variant in February as part of a strategy to broaden its portfolio of drinks unaffected by April’s sugar tax

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Soft drinks levy reverses trend of declining inflation Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

A spike in soft drinks prices since the Soft Drinks Industry Levy came into force on 5 April has pushed up the GPI

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Soft drinks: will new recipes have the halo effect? Video

25 Apr 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Sugar-laden drinks are suddenly public enemy number one. So can healthy, natural recipes rejuvenate the soft drinks industry?

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Alison Robinson joins Weetabix to head on-the-go drinks sales

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She joins Weetabix from Britvic, where she spent almost 12 years


Coke and Pepsi slash deals in the run-up to sugar tax Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola reduced the number of featured space promotions in stores by 32.3% compared with the previous four-week period

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Playing the game: Soft Drinks Category Report 2018 Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Rob Brown

You’d expect the taxman to have lost a few friends last week when he began levying as much as 24p for every litre of sugar


We're providing substantive analysis of the Future of Meat

13 Apr 2018 | By Adam Leyland

With the Soft Drinks Industry Levy kicking in, this week’s issue features comprehensive coverage of the category


16 innovative new soft drinks coming to supermarkets

13 Apr 2018 | By Rob Brown

This isn’t just a new flavour variant, says Vita Coco. It’s a whole new category for the brand



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