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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…

fizzy soft drink

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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Carbon dioxide CO2 canisters

CO2 crisis explained: Causes, drivers and the impact on food & drink

20 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Shortages in food-grade carbon dioxide are causing havoc for the UK food & drink industry. Here, we explain what’s behind the shortages - and why they’re having such a big impact on the industry

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UK braced for fizzy drinks shortages as suppliers scramble for CO2

19 Jun 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

A Europe-wide shortage of CO2 is hitting production of carbonated drinks, with sources describing the situation as a ‘mad scramble’ and ‘a perfect storm’

Focus on energy drinks

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

Tetley Cold Infusions

Tetley takes on Twinings in cold infusions market Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Tetley’s Cold Infusions is positioned as “an affordable range of fruit and herbal infusions developed specially to be brewed in cold water”


Red Bull makes posh mixers play with Organics quartet Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Packed in a slimline 250ml can, Simply Cola, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water (rsp: £1.29) are made with ingredients “from 100% natural sources”

Mike Coupe and Roger Burnley Sainsbury's-Asda merger

Coupe and Burnley take a battering – but will the CMA take notice? Subscription

20 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The pair suffered the mother of all grillings at the hands of MPs today, but it remains to be seen what impact the hearing will have on the deal’s competition clearance

Michael Gove

Michael Gove must remember the ‘f’ in Defra

19 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Perceptions of Gove may have changed, but it’s not all been plain sailing, says Fresh Foods Editor Kevin White

Chef Central Booker

Tesco and Booker are moving smartly with Chef Central pilots

18 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

There seems a lot more to Chef Central than what was billed as a predominantly B2B offering aimed at caterers, says chief reporter Ian Quinn

Asda and Sainsbury's merger composite shot with horizontal split

Sainsbury's-Asda: Remit extension for Adjudicator just not realistic Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

MPs and suppliers still clinging on to the idea the Adjudicator is going to be able to stop the merger in its tracks may have to get real, says senior reporter Ian Quinn



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