Soft drinks vs CO2, the sugar tax and the plastic backlash: bumper category report 2019

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The soft drinks industry has faced multiple challenges over the past year. In this report we take a closer look at how it has tackled the key issues

In this downloadable report: 

  • In the first year of the soft drinks levy, sugary classics are giving way to healthier fare. Featuring the latest stats from Kantar and Nielsen, we look at the diet options that have driven sales, how sales at the giants and smaller brands have fared since slashing sugar and the new flavour innovations on the way to supermarket shelves. 

  • As plastic looks set to crowd out fish in our oceans, what sustainable solutions lie ahead? We look at innovations in sustainable packaging from around the globe, find out why PET formats are on the up despite the backlash and look at the relative benefits of the most popular packaging materials. 

  • Last summer’s CO2 shortage wreaked havoc in soft drinks. We look at the three key factors that triggered the crisis, the lessons learned and give you the lowdown on the major CO2 suppliers to the food and drink industry.


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