soft drinks report 2015

Soft drinks digital

10 things you need to know about... soft drinks

27 Mar 2015

We’ve teamed up with brands, retailers and market experts to lift the lid on the hottest new trends. We’ve looked at how players are responding to the sticky issue of sugar, the next big growth opportunities and much more…

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Revealed: What consumers really think about soft drinks

27 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

An exclusive poll for The Grocer has revealed high levels of support for a fizzy drinks tax and tougher regulation on the sale of energy drinks


Spot the difference: soft drinks boundaries are blurring

27 Mar 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Energy waters, juice & spring water blends, fortified drinks… things are being mixed up in bottled water. Here’s how…

Little Miracles

Health matters: Brits splash out on low and no cal drinks

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

Despite the battering soft drinks get in the press, the industry is cutting sugar. But how are no and low sugar variants doing? 


Buyer Q&A: retailers must play an 'active role' in cutting sugar

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

We quiz buyers from Asda, Budgens and The Co-op on their favourite launches, pet hates and how the war on sugar is shaping the category

Coca-Cola Life index

Life flies high with 9% share of Coke's advertising spend

27 Mar 2015

Which brands are splashing the cash on ads in soft drinks? And to what effect? 

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Monster is the most 'socially active' soft drink brand

27 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

Are BMX, big waves and boobs the only way to make a splash on Facebook? And why are many big brands not on it? 

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Posh squash brands defy the cooling cordials market

27 Mar 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Squashes and cordials with ’moderate’ natural sugar content have hit the sweet spot as pocket squash sales rocket…

Latvia birch 5

Money can grow on trees (or inside them at least)

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

Tree waters such as birch and maple could be destined for big things. The Grocer heads to Latvia to find out more about these unusual products

New Zealand: Pear and Basil Soda

Top 10 global launches: from pink Pepsi to artichoke water

27 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

With the help of Mintel, we’ve rounded up 10 of the hottest (and weirdest) soft drinks from around the world, from curry sausage flavour energy drinks to hemp ice tea.

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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


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

Natural Drinks Co

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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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


Young talent in fmcg is booming – do you deserve a Top New Talent award?

20 Sep 2018 | By Megan Tatum

There’s still time to put yourself forward for this year’s Top New Talent awards

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Jack’s is here – and its pricing strategy is somehow still unclear Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Jack’s has been in the works for more than three years but there was last-minute feel about the big reveal, writes The Grocer’s chief reporter

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Scared of robots? Relax, automation will create jobs Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Angelina Mason

Companies have little choice but to embrace AI and automation to stay ahead



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