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Soft drinks

Passion is in the picture

KIDS brand Robinsons Fruit Shoot has launched a new campaign which celebrates children pursuing their passions. The ‘It’s My Thing’ campaign includes a …

Scots show soft spot for indies

Report reveals different tastes and habits SCOTS buy more soft drinks than the average GB shopper according to the latest category findings by researcher …

A taste of history in new bottle

A drink first produced in 1896 is among the latest adult soft drinks to hit the market. Lurvill’s Delight is a botanical soda originally created by twin …

Health is big influencer

DISCOUNTERS and c-stores are squeezing soft drinks sales in the big four supermarkets, with cola sales in the multiples falling by 1.4% in the last year and …

Making a splash

FOLLOWING years of decline, the soft drinks category recovered in 2016 with 2.2% growth in c-stores, says Danone Waters. And it quotes IRI research to saying …

More with less

Sweet sales without the sugar DESPITE  the sustained negative press about the sugar content of soft drinks, the category is still performing well according to …

Adults go soft

Juice and botanicals brand Firefly has teamed up with mixologist Mr Lyan to create the new Superfly range. The new flavour combines koala nut, cascara syrup …

Juice the answer at breakfast time

Chilled fruit juice generates 60% of total juice sales, says Pepsico, and, quoting Nielsen research, it says sales are currently growing at 1.7% with sales in …

Get the most from liquid assets

REASONS that people have a night in at home vary but whatever the occasion most consumers will be looking for an accompanying drink, said Amy Burgess, trade …

Back to the future looks

THE really big news on AG Barr’s best-selling Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru, that it’s launching a third style of the drink, Irn-Bru Extra, is covered in our …

Life’s a beach in ginger beer ad

REFLECTING the brand’s heritage, the latest TV ad for Old Jamaica ginger beer was shot on the beaches of Kingston Jamaica. Senior brand manager Gavin Herbert …

Snapple adds tea but no sugar

Snapple A new look, a new size and new flavours are all on the schedule for Snapple this summer. Following a redesign, Snapple, which is marketed by AG Barr, …

Bear range adds two flavours

SPAR has revamped two significant sections of its own-label soft drinks range, which it says has sales worth more than £15m a year. The symbol group has …

Coke to boost its zero option

Soft drinks giant reformulates and hammers home no-sugar message PRESSURE on sugar-containing soft drinks was intensified recently when the chancellor …

Hard times in soft world

WHILE the Britvic Soft Drinks Review, (see main story here), suggests soft drinks sales struggled but stayed reasonably flat last year, Kantar Worldpanel …

C-stores up

Price competition and poor weather combined to make last year a difficult one for soft drinks but some drinks and, in particular, the convenience channel …