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


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…

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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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Soft drinks sugar tax has affected 326 suppliers Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tax bosses declined to confirm how much had been collected so far by the so-called sugar tax

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Clearly Drinks acquires supplier Powerful Water Company Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The acquisition is the first major move by the Perfectly Clear water manufacturer after it was bought by private equity last year

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CO2 shortage sees retailers cut fizzy drinks promotions Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Average shelf prices in the carbonates category are up 4% in the four weeks to 2 July 2018

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Pepsi Max running low as CO2 shortage leads to price rises Subscription

13 Jul 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket out-of-stock levels for Pepsi drinks have surged since mid-June

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Bottle closure worries triggers Schweppes 1783 recall

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The issue is affecting bottles with a best before date of up to and including 31 March 2019…

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Gavin Darby has survived Premier AGM vote but he must do better – and fast Subscription

18 Jul 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Darby has withstood immense pressure and lives to fight another day, winning the re-election vote by 59% to 41%

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It’s Groundhog Day for UK high streets with yet another review

17 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

If it were not that the problems facing the high street were so serious, the announcements from the latest high street minister, Jake Berry, would have been comedy gold

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Wrap report reveals food waste progress – but there’s a sting in the tail

16 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

On the surface, Wrap’s document appeared to show undiluted good news

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It’s all over for England, but booze brands can celebrate a World Cup win Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

So that’s that, then. Back to reality. It was a lovely dream, wasn’t it?

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