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

Juiced

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? 

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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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Fentimans Tonic Web

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

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

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)

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Taking Tacon down the farm was never going to wash Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

It’s easy to see why the likes of the NFU and a variety of other farm campaign groups were attracted to the idea of the Adjudicator’s role being expanded. Sadly, they have been strung along by successive governments 

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‘Ultra-processed’ study could have ramifications for the vegan revolution Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The meat and dairy industries need to take a more proactive stance when it comes to defending the reputation of their products, in light of these latest findings

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Labour makes waves with detailed animal welfare proposals Subscription

14 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Labour is at pains to outline its intention to design post-Brexit farm subsidies that move away from intensive “factory farming” and bad environmental practices

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

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