soft drinks


Taxing times

Calls for a sugar tax are never far from the headlines, and last week delegates at a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) conference heard fresh pleas for such a tax on ‘sugary’ drinks.


Soft drinks calories cut 7%

Calories across the soft drinks category are down by 7.3% over the last three years, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. The data shows that calories and sugars from soft drinks are falling faster than in any other food and drink category, with calories down 7.3% and sugar down 8.3% since April 2012. The […]

ROUND UP: Shelf Life

Here is your weekly round-up of Shelf Life news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at mailto:[email protected] Kopparberg has turned its attention to the rising trend for frozen beverages with the launch of the world’s first frozen cider – Kopparberg Frozen Fruit […]


BSDA welcomes new president

Peter Harding, chief operating officer at Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), is the new president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). Following his role as vice president, Harding was elected at the April 2015 AGM by his contemporaries in the soft drinks industry. Harding says, “I am delighted to take up my new role as […]

Ice tea range adds raspberry flavour

Britvic Soft Drinks has announced its latest flavour innovation with the launch of a new raspberry flavoured Lipton Ice Tea. The new flavour targets Lipton’s core audience of 18-34 year olds and joins existing variants Peach, Lemon and Mango to complete the fruity range. In addition to the new flavour, the brand has also introduced […]


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