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.

soft drinks news

Perrier Flavours, lemon

Nestlé Waters expands bottled water offer with Perrier Flavours Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Two variants, Green Apple and Lemon, have launced in a 500ml bottle

Pip & Nut three-strong almond milk drink range

Pip & Nut launches trio of almond milk drinks Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The drinks mark the brand’s first products outside of the spreads category

Fit Kitchen ready meal

Three UK brands chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Fit Kitchen and Tapped Birch Water are among eight European businesses

Relentless can with Defected Records promo

Relentless partners with Defected Records for on-pack push Subscription

17 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Consumers can download a free track from DJs and artists, with 10 available to collect

FSS diet campaign

'Sugar tax should be extended to hit retailers harder' - FSS Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New report recommends introducing levies on salt, fat and sugar

Blacklock steak

Cutting down on meat? It’s easier if the judgement is cut out too Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Amy North

Everyone agrees we needed to eat more veggies, but the occasional good quality steak is fine too

Queen Elizabeth II

Don’t hold your breath for a rapid passage of this bewildering array of Brexit Bills Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

There are enough minefields in these Bills to keep the Commons locked in disagreement for 22 years, let alone months

waitrose supper

The future has changed: bricks & mortar has a role in the online world Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gone are the days when we believed internet shopping would turn our high streets into ghost towns. Today’s e-commerce experts firmly believe there is a place for physical retail spaces


Buying fiercely independent Nisa will be no easy feat

19 Jun 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Unlike Booker, which is a publicly listed company, Nisa is a member-owned collective of fiercely independent retailers

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