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

landmark wholesale summer drinks promo

Landmark Wholesale launches 'high demand' summer drinks push

25 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

All you Need summer campaign features Landmark’s 12 bestselling seasonal soft and alcoholic drinks

CCEP Coca-Cola Zero Sugar sampling 2017

CCEP pushes Coca-Cola Zero Sugar with largest ever sampling

23 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The summer-long activity will see more than five million miniature cans handed out

Halewood Lamb & Watt tonic water range

Halewood revives Lamb & Watt with tonic range to take on Fever-Tree Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Founded in 1847 as a cordial brand, Lamb & Watt was brought into the Halewood portfolio in 1987

My First Savse range

Savse launches My First cold-pressed chilled babyfood Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD comes after two years of development that included a £2.5m investment on a packing line

Idris Elba for Purdey's 2017

Purdey’s begins second phase of Idris Elba #ThriveOn push Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The new activity sees the Pacific Rim actor in 10 15-second online films


Facebook as grocery channel. Like? Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Facebook now wants to influence your eating habits.  The social media site has begun trialling an Order Food icon among selected US users. What are the implications for grocery?

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Tesco keeps up the eco pace with plan to axe 5p bags Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Reducing waste, be that plastic or energy, is saving Tesco and other big companies money and shoppers appear to be happy, but will they fork out 10p for a ‘bag ofr life’?

Mary Berry Cooks

Can the Bake Off boost live on after Mary? The industry needs it to Video Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

The Great British Bake Off became an institution, even the Royals were rumoured to watch it. But now she’s gone the show badly needs another secret ingredient when it relaunches on C4

iqos electronic cigarette

Can Philip Morris’ IQOS trailblaze a smoke-free future for big tobacco? Subscription

22 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The tobacco giant is positioning itself as poacher turned gamekeeper at the vanguard of a technology-led revolution for a smoke-free future, but what is the real reason behind its latest move?

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