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

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? 

Squashd

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? 

Lucozade social web resize

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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Nix Kix

Adult soft drinks startup Nix & Kix backed by big hitters Subscription

17 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The adult soft drinks start-up Nix & Kix has secured almost £500,000 to raise brand awareness and expand its team…

Natural Drinks Co - Skinny Tonic and Agua Tierra

Natural Drinks Co unveils posh mixer to take on Fever-Tree Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The business has kicked off a £750,000 Crowdcube drive to accelerate Skinny Tonic’s launch

Aqua Carpatica full range

Aqua Carpatica backs first UK mults listing with £3.5m push

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch in to Tesco later this month will be supported by ’socially responsible marketing’

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

Fever-Tree

Fever-Tree shares fizz 14% higher on 'exceptional' UK performance Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in Fever-Tree (FEVR) soared by almost 14% today as the premium mixer brand lifted its profit expectation for 2017 thanks to a continued “exceptional” performance in the UK.

whisky in glass

Cheers, chancellor! Duty freeze is a step in the right direction for the drinks trade Subscription

22 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association estimates the move will save Britain’s drinks industry approximately £247m

sainsbury's apprenticeship scheme

Apprenticeships can help cultivate young skilled workers – but the levy is not delivering so far Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Various food industry bodies have previously outlined ambitions to attract 140,000 apprentices by 2020, but that ambition currently seems a million miles away …

Meat Carcass

Consumers want facts, not fluff, when it comes to meat Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Julia Glotz

At a time when standards in in the meat industry are once again under heavy scrutiny, it’s good to remember that facts, openness and transparency are essential

mexican

Check out this Mexican wave: from posh restaurants to retail, it’s a growing crowdpleaser Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Ash O’Mahony

Hold on to your sombreros. Mexican food has been voted Brits’ favourite cuisine this year

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