Nix Kix

Adult soft drinks startup Nix & Kix backed by big hitters Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The adult soft drinks start-up Nix & Kix has secured almost £500,000 to raise brand awareness and expand its team…

Natural Drinks Co - Skinny Tonic and Agua Tierra

Natural Drinks Co unveils posh mixer to take on Fever-Tree Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The business has kicked off a £750,000 Crowdcube drive to accelerate Skinny Tonic’s launch

Aqua Carpatica full range

Aqua Carpatica backs first UK mults listing with £3.5m push

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch in to Tesco later this month will be supported by ’socially responsible marketing’

Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree shares fizz 14% higher on 'exceptional' UK performance Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in Fever-Tree (FEVR) soared by almost 14% today as the premium mixer brand lifted its profit expectation for 2017 thanks to a continued “exceptional” performance in the UK.

Coke

Coca-Cola European Partners Q3 sales decline despite demand for Coke Zero Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues Coca-Cola European Partners have fallen 1.5% to €3bn in the third quarter as the popularity of Coke Zero Sugar was not enough to make up for the decline of the trademark brands.

Refresco

Refresco tipped to get CMA green light for Cott deal Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The CMA has launched a phase one investigation of the Refresco merger with Cott…

Brain Fud

Natural energy drink brand Brain Füd to launch in Ocado

30 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Launching into Ocado in early November, Brain Füd contains vitamins B5, B6, B9, B12 and D, zinc, magnesium and caffeine

Orange soft drink

CMA launches investigation of Refresco £1bn acquisition of Cott Subscription

30 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Refresco’s $1.3bn (£1bn) acquisition of the bottling operations of Canadian drinks manufacturer Cott is to be scrutinised by the UK monopoly watchdog.

Robinsons Fruit Creations Delicious Peach & Raspberry

Britvic launches posh squash ranges aimed at adults

20 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The Fruit Creations and Cordials lineups fall below the threshold of next April’s sugar levy of 5g per 100ml (after dilution)

fizzy drinks

Soft drinks industry attacks study into impact of sugar levy Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Researchers will study both the public health and economic impact of the levy

Orange soft drink

Refresco enters talks with PAI over £1.4bn takeover bid Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks bottler Refresco has entered negotiations with PAI Partners after weighing up a renewed €1.6bn (£1.4bn) takeover bid from the French private equity giant earlier this month.

Tetley Super Squash trio

Tetley moves into squash aisle with functional range Subscription

14 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Rolling out from November, the new range blends “real fruit juices with added vitamins”

old jamaica

Loss of major customer hits Cott revenues Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cott Beverages’ revenues tumbled as it battled a declining UK fizzy drinks market and lost a private-label contract

Young woman drinking coconut water from a coconut

FSA probe finds widespread addition of undeclared sugar in coconut water

12 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The investigation was part of a wider crackdown on substandard and counterfeit food

Purdey's Edge in a can

Purdey’s rolls out first can, exclusively for c-stores Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The rollout this month of a PMP for both variants will be backed by a £3m push

tropicana new flavours

Tropicana offers shoppers chance to vote for new juice

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Consumers will pick one of three limited edition flavours via Facebook

Overhang

Overhang hits £150k crowdfunding target Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

It has raised £153,000 from 237 investors on the Crowdcube platform in return for 5.8% equity, valuing the business at about £2.5m.

Actiph

Actiph brings 'powerful' alkaline ionised water to the UK

09 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand hopes to replicate the success of ionised water in the US…

B.fresh Super Smoothies +Active Culture, Berry Boss

B.fresh adds probiotic Super Smoothies duo Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A blend of cold-pressed fruit and vegetables, the drinks contained one billion active cultures

Britvic Norwich factory

Britvic to close Norwich factory to ‘improve efficiency’ Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The plan to close the facility by late 2019 will affect 242 jobs

Schweppes

Schweppes adds posh mixers and ‘skittle’-shaped bottle Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The new look will be backed by a £6.6m marketing push

Icee bear logo

Icee drink to make UK debut as Vimto wins OOH licence Subscription

26 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Vimto’s out of home licence covers manufacture, sales & marketing, and distribution

Oranges and orange juice

Florida orange crop gets pulped by Hurricane Irma Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Irma hit Florida last week, sparking a sharp rise in the global price of orange juice concentrate

Alex O'Rourke

Former Diageo EU innovation chief joins Fever-Tree Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

In the new role of innovation director at the posh mixer brand, Alexandra O’Rourke will focus on fresh initiatives

Coca Cola Gogglebox ad

Gogglebox cast share the joy of Coke's Christmas trucks Video

23 Nov 2017 | By Mark Dishman

In case you hadn’t noticed, ‘Holidays are coming’. Yep, it’s the Coke truck advert

What a Melon Watermelon Water

What A Melon Watermelon Water: acid test Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Our shoppers welcomed the “eye-catching” packaging for its “summery” appearance

Coconut

Urgent action is needed to protect coconut water's success

13 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Gert van Manen is arguably the original whistleblower on the coconut water boom

pepsi max ginger

Pepsi Max Ginger: Acid Test Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi unveiled Max Ginger in March, eyeing “huge” sales opportunities by tapping demand for ginger-flavoured drinks

apple juice

Apple juice squeezed by poor Polish crop Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Jara Zicha

Fruit juice manufacturers are facing surging prices for apple juice concentrate due to a shortage of apples in Poland

Plastic trash on a beach

Is there really the bottle for a deposit return scheme? Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

International evidence shows it comes at an exorbitant cost so why are Nicola Sturgeon and Coca-Cola coming out in favour?

Confectionery

Sweets and crisps brands increase use of multibuy promotions

17 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Cancer Research UK last week renewed calls for supermarket multibuy offers on ‘junk food’ to be restricted

alison

Public Health England urges action on sugar in dairy and juice

24 Jul 2017 | By Alison Tedstone

Simply informing people of the health risks associated with sugar is not effective enough on its own…

Supplier scam one use

The big supplier scam: how online fraudsters swindle suppliers Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Fraudsters are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to swindle product out of suppliers, so what is the best way to catch the perpetrators?

sodastream

SodaStream's plastic bottle message gets seriously confused Video

20 Jul 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Despite controversy over its May Game of Thrones pastiche, SodaStream is maintaining a GoT link with this ad

Functional

Beauty food: Functional food and drink report 2017 Video

07 Jul 2017 | By Rob Brown, Alex Wright

To think food & drink was once for filling you up or slaking a thirst

soft drinks one use

Can pop outrun the taxman? Soft drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Rob Brown

Spreadsheet Phil is gunning for fizzy pop as he lines up the sugar levy. So who’ll pay the most and how can brands cut their tax bill?

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