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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

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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

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Red Bull grows UK sales as regulatory energy drinks threat looms Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Red Bull has posted doubled-digit annual sales and volume growth in the UK and Ireland as the UK government mulls legislation to curb energy drink sales to children.

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Franklin & Sons adds cocktail-inspired Infused Soda trio Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

With 4.2g of sugar per 100ml, they fall below the soft drinks levy and contain 18 calories per 100ml

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Botanic Lab unveils tea made with cannabis extract CBD Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Although CBD comes from the cannabis sativa plant, it is not psychoactive

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Innocent Drinks sales boosted by international growth surge Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK’s biggest smoothie maker Innocent Drinks has posted annual revenue growth of 22% as surging international sales boosted sales to almost £370m.

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Lower-sugar energy drink promotions bring average prices down Subscription

09 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket prices for energy drinks spiked when the government first introduced the sugar levy in April 2018

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Natural Drinks Co ceases trading after failed investment Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The company was wound up after hiring liquidators BDO last month, but hopes to secure funding to resurrect its brands in the future

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Soft drink suppliers set out plan to eliminate plastic waste

06 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The roadmap comes via the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s Future of Plastic Packaging initiative

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Retailers back ban on sale of energy drinks to children

30 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Government is contemplating banning the sale of the drinks to under-18s

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Lucozade Sport to trial drinks and gels in edible pod

30 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The energy brand has teamed up with Skipping Rocks Lab, a sustainable packaging startup

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New Harrogate Spring bottle features 50%-plus UK rPET

29 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new packaging’s green lettering marks the first time Harrogate Spring has added colour to its label

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Rockstar adds low-cal First Start energy duo for mornings Subscription

22 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new lineup’s two variants, Mixed Berries and Orange Clementine (rsp: £1.19/500ml), contain no added sugar

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Coca-Cola Zero Sugar gets classic red look in design revamp Subscription

21 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

As part of a strategy ‘to encourage more people to try Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’, the soda will axe its predominantly black packs

Just Water

Eco-conscious US brand Just Water makes UK debut

20 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Founded in 2015 by Jaden Smith, son of Hollywood star Will Smith, Just Water is packed in 82% renewable packaging

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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

Indra Nooyi

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

Stephen Knight

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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Gemma Pond, No&more infused water, on Snap and switching off

05 Oct 2018 | By Megan Tatum

My first job was as a nightclub promoter. I’m not sure I ever used to sleep

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Cannabis Coke isn’t on its way – but it could help normalise CBD Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

Fasten your seatbelts, because the world of Coca-Cola is about to get a lot stranger

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Five reasons why Coca-Cola has bought Costa Coffee

31 Aug 2018 | By Alec Mattinson, Daniel Selwood

Coke is to buy Costa Coffee from Whitbread for $5.1bn 

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A ban on the sale of energy drinks to children is late… but welcome Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

So, it turns out whopping amounts of caffeine are potentially harmful to kids. Who knew?!

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Le Joli Sparkling Mexican Lime & Mint: acid test Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Supermarket shoppers took home an extra 33.5 million litres of flavoured water last year

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Coke enters hall of mirrors to 'highlight' packaging change Video

29 Aug 2018 | By Mark Dishman

Encouraged by booming sales, Coca-Cola has done away with the all-black packaging of its Zero Sugar variant

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How will SodaStream deal add extra fizz to PepsiCo? Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The $3.2bn takeover ticks key boxes on health and sustainability

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Diet Coke Exotic Mango: acid test Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Exotic Mango and Feisty Cherry are the brand’s first new flavours since 2003

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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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