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? 

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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

fizzy drinks

Soft drinks industry attacks study into impact of sugar levy Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Researchers will study both the public health and economic impact of the levy

Orange soft drink

Refresco enters talks with PAI over £1.4bn takeover bid Subscription

19 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks bottler Refresco has entered negotiations with PAI Partners after weighing up a renewed €1.6bn (£1.4bn) takeover bid from the French private equity giant earlier this month.

Tetley Super Squash trio

Tetley moves into squash aisle with functional range Subscription

14 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Rolling out from November, the new range blends “real fruit juices with added vitamins”

Coconut

Urgent action is needed to protect coconut water's success

13 Oct 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Gert van Manen is arguably the original whistleblower on the coconut water boom

old jamaica

Loss of major customer hits Cott revenues Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cott Beverages’ revenues tumbled as it battled a declining UK fizzy drinks market and lost a private-label contract

Cauliflower waste

Food waste efforts wasted without Courtauld collaboration

19 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The battle against food waste, sadly, will not be won unless the industry collaborates

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

The first cut isn’t always the deepest. Sometimes it’s the following ones that prove fatal Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The latest news of job cuts at Sainsbury’s was perhaps to be expected after similar announcements from Tesco and Asda, but will they really deliver cost savings for the mults?

Co-op British sourcing

The Co-op isn’t ailing. But it needs to stretch its wings Subscription

17 Oct 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A casual observer of today’s grocery market share figures from Kantar would conclude that the Co-op is struggling

Whisky shelves

Scotch can’t blame declining sales on alcohol duty hikes Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

If beleaguered Scotch brands want to get back into growth, they need to start considering how to appeal to rapidly changing tastes …

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