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? 

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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Coca-Cola Co buoyed by Zero Sugar's double digit growth in first quarter Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Increasing sales of healthier soft drinks buoyed Coca-Cola in the first quarter, as it recorded volume growth of 3%.

Vita Coco coconut milk, ambient duo

Vita Coco expands its Coconut Milk into ambient segment Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The one-litre Tetra Pak will roll out next month with an rsp of £2.49 – 50p less than the drink’s chilled version

Alison Robinson

Alison Robinson joins Weetabix to head on-the-go drinks sales

23 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

She joins Weetabix from Britvic, where she spent almost 12 years


Coke and Pepsi slash deals in the run-up to sugar tax Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Coca-Cola reduced the number of featured space promotions in stores by 32.3% compared with the previous four-week period

Lucozade Energy ad

Lucozade readies £10m 'Energy Beats Everything' ad campaign

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The campaign will offer “a humorous spin on the well-known David and Goliath tale”


Does CAMRA’s narrowing lens herald its own demise? Subscription

24 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A two-year consultation into its future, rife with hand-wringing and soul-searching, has come to a close with the decision not to widen its remit to include all beer and cider drinkers 

Co-op Convenience East leake

As takeover gets go-ahead, Co-op will need swift success to satisfy Nisa members Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

The Co-op will have to quickly get to grips with dealing with thousands of individual and fiercely independent business owners

WR Food show NEC 2018

The biggest food & drink trends and launches from William Reed’s NEC shows Video

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood, Rachel Graham, Ash O’Mahony

For those who couldn’t make it, here are some of the key trends and standout innovations from the biennial event …

First Milk Cows

Scottish sell-off is a landmark moment for First Milk Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The dairy co-op said yesterday it was placing its Arran and Campbeltown creameries for sale

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