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.

soft drinks news

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Water takes lead over cola as sugary soft drinks shunned Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

British shoppers bought 1.77 billion litres of plain water in the 52 weeks to 15 July 2017 – passing cola at 1.72 billion litres


Sweets and crisps brands increase use of multibuy promotions

17 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Cancer Research UK last week renewed calls for supermarket multibuy offers on ‘junk food’ to be restricted

Plenish juice

Plenish replenishes growth engine with £1.5m PE injection Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cold-pressed juice brand Plenish has raised £1.5m in its second funding round – valuing it at £10m

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Coca-Cola Zero Sugar growth boosts first half sales at CCEP Subscription

11 Aug 2017 Updated: 11 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Comparable sales at GB and European Coke bottler Coca-Cola European Partners were up 5% in the first half on strong revenue and volume growth across its major territories.

Fentimans Pink Grapefruit

Asda favours posh pop in fizzy drinks revamp Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The grocer has overhauled its carbonates range, dropping roughly 40 SKUs and adding close to 60

M&S dairy calves in pens

Dairy needs to fight harder against vegan extremism Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

A constant stream of anti-dairy rhetoric on social media and now a ’World Plant Milk Day’ is keeping the vegan agenda firmly in the spotlight

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The CMA should not allow retailers to be vague and dismissive about code breaches Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

News that supplier complaints about possible breaches by Asda have shot up in the past year, doesn’t tell the whole story, at least it took the reporting process seriously … unlike some supermarkets


The time has come to commit to UK supply for processing eggs Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

Research for The Grocer reveals a third of UK consumers have pledged to buy only British eggs and products made with British eggs

friends in pub drinking beer

We should be wary of the constant mixed signals over booze

16 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

August ‘silly season’ is upon us

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