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Fentimans launches posh tonic aimed at 'gin connoisseurs' Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The booming mixer brand’s new Connoisseurs Tonic Water rolls out this week and will be backed by a £1.2m marketing push….

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Processed food ‘should not be demonised’ says FDF

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The industry body was responding to a report in the BMJ linking ‘ultra-processed’ food and incidences of cancer

Dash Water raspberry

Dash Water and Spare Fruit expand reach of wonky fruit and veg lines

14 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Dash has added a raspberry variant, while Spare Fruit has secured its first national supermarket listing

Mango and Feisty Cherry Diet Cokes

Diet Coke gets fruity as new flavours arrive from the US Subscription

13 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Exotic Mango and Feisty Cherry variants have started appearing on shelf in an 8x330ml multipack of cans (£3.50) and a 1.25-litre PET bottle (£1)

Fruit Shoot Juiced

Britvic adds fruity Juiced trio to Fruit Shoot lineup for kids

12 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Sugar content is around 5.6g per 100ml – markedly higher than Fruit Shoot’s low-sugar core and zero-sugar Hydro lineups

LoveRaw founder Rimi Thapar

LoveRaw rejects £50k Dragon offer in favour of private cash Subscription

12 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand’s founder Rimi Thapar appeared in last night’s Dragons’ Den seeking investment in return for a 5% stake

Coldpress

Coldpress targets on-the-go with nut-based dairy-alternative milk shakes Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

New flavours Strawberry Oat Cashew, Raspberry Beetroot Almond and Spiced Almond will roll into Waitrose stores nationwide…

Coke Classic PET bottles

Coca-Cola cutting back on promotions for its flagship soda Subscription

05 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data suggests CCEP has scaled back promotional activity on its flagship carbonates brand

Britvic WEB

Britvic to create 80 jobs through Rugby site investment

01 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move, part of a broader £240m investment in the soft drink giant’s UK operations, will significantly ramp up production at the site

Dr Pepper Zero

Keurig Green Mountain swallows Dr Pepper Snapple for $19bn in biggest ever soft drinks deal Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Consumer group JAB Holding has agreed to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple for almost $19bn (£13.5bn) to merge the soft drinks giant with its own Keurig Green Mountain coffee business.

Adez

Coke adds dairy-free Adez smoothies to UK offering

30 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand was previously launched as a soya fruit juice by Unilever in the UK in 2006, but withdrawn from the market two years later

Sugar Levy

The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy webinar is now live

30 Jan 2018

Our free webinar, #SugarLevyExplained is now ready to watch

Maro Itoje

Maro Itoje joins Vita Coco's fitness campaign

25 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The tie-up comes as part of the brand’s Revival of the Fittest push

Energy drink ban

Morrisons bans sales of energy drinks to under-16s Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Morrisons first trialled the policy across six of its stores in 2013, but stopped it in February 2015…

Fever Tree

Fever-Tree overtakes Schweppes in battle for mults' mixer sales Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A festive surge means it now holds a 39% market share on the off-trade, compared to Schweppes’ 31%

Fuel10K peanut butter

Fuel10K moves beyond breakfast with raft of new lines Subscription

24 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

NPD includes the protein brand’s first nut butters and its debut in the kids’ lunchbox category

Coke Classic PET bottles

Coca-Cola unveils World Without Waste plan to tackle plastic

22 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soft drinks giant aims to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one it sells by 2030

Evian 500ml bottles

Evian to make all bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025 Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Propriety tech would soon allow for PET bottles to be recycled “time and again” says Evian owner Danone

Lucozade

Lucozade Ribena Suntory eyes Infuji iced tea range Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

LRS has registered the name Infuji as a trademark with the Intellectual Property Office

Britvic A Healthier Everyday

Britvic launches A Healthier Everyday sustainability drive

12 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The initiative aims to help consumers make healthier choices, support the wellbeing of communities, and minimise Britvic’s environmental impact.

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar First Taste advert

Coca-Cola to air ‘First Taste’ ad for Zero Sugar variant

12 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The advert stars the elderly character Mr Hadley, who first appeared 12 years ago in an ad for original Coke

Coke Classic PET bottles

Coke Classic ‘should cut sugar rather than pack sizes’ Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Classic variant’s largest bottle is mooted to shrink - but health campaigners want the drink to be reformulated

Tropicana Essentials 2018 revamp

Tropicana revamps Essentials juice range Subscription

10 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The relaunch comes after the brand saw a near-£23m loss in value sales

Fentimans Rose Lemonade 2018 revamp

Fentimans guns for growth with pack refresh and new CEO Subscription

08 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The revamp, the brand’s biggest in 23 years, stresses the drinks’ ‘botanical’ credentials

New Diet Coke range for the US - Jan 2018

Diet Coke’s new flavours are here – but CCEP is keeping its cards close to its chest Subscription

13 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Coca-Cola European Partners has yet to make an official launch announcement about the new flavours – or how they fit into its wider plans for Diet Coke in this country

CCEP Trio

Has Coke’s new trio got the A to Z of successful NPD? Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Coke is pushing hard to diversify its portfolio into on-trend lines. Will Fuze Tea, Honest Coffee and AdeZ prove spot on for the UK?

Sugar levy webinar panellists

Soft drinks sugar levy webinar: meet the panellists

24 Jan 2018

Our exclusive webinar on the implications of the soft drinks sugar levy goes live next Tuesday. So who will be joining The Grocer’s editor, Adam Leyland, on our panel of experts?

New Diet Coke range for the US - Jan 2018

Diet Coke gets a serious revamp: a sign of what’s to come in the UK? Subscription

22 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soda’s grocery value sales are down 0.6% to £420.2m, so would a British relaunch be worth a punt?

Smoothie

Focus on Juices and Smoothies: 24 February

17 Jan 2018

  Focus On: Juices and Smoothies by Natalie Brown

Sugar Levy

The soft drinks industry levy: bittersweet?

08 Jan 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Jamie Oliver danced like a lunatic on live TV as news of a tax on sugar-heavy soft drinks broke in 2016, but the industry 

soft drinks one use

Just the tonic? Adults soft drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Cocktail culture is transforming adult soft drinks as Brits look for posh tipples to be drank with or without booze

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

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