Soft & Hot Drinks

The top brands to stock in your pub

The Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock 2018

By Nicholas Robinson

With the on-trade drinks market moving at an ever-faster pace as operators try to keep pace with increasingly volatile drinkers, knowledge truly is power. Here, The Morning Advertiser brings you the facts behind the stats

Top to stock: The Drinks List goes live

The Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock webinar launches

By Nicholas Robinson

Be the first to discover which drinks and trends are driving sales in the on-trade by tuning into The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Drinks List: Top Brands To Stock free webinar this Thursday (16 November).

The driver: Coke celebrates 10 years of Designated Driver

In association with Coca-Cola European Partners

10 years of Coca-Cola's Designated Driver campaign

By Nicholas Robinson

Criminal court cases of drink-driving have reduced over the years but pubs still have an important role to play in lowering them further – especially around Christmas. Promoting a designated driver scheme over the festive period is not only responsible,...

No go: some 20% of Brits are choosing not to drink alcohol

Future drinks trends: tapping into a health kick

By Nicholas Robinson

Predicting the next big thing is a lot easier said than done. However, there is general agreement at the moment that people are increasingly health conscious and that pubs and bars would be well advised to cater for this trend.

New look: Schweppes overhauls design

Schweppes rebrands tonics and creates new flavours

By Nicholas Robinson

Tonic water brand Schweppes has overhauled its image and developed a new range of flavours, the biggest activity in its recent history, which will be backed by a £6.6m marketing campaign.

Premium soft drinks still popular despite 'sugar levy'

Premium soft drinks still popular despite 'sugar levy'

By James Beeson

The looming sugar levy and changes to lifestyle choices are having a profound effect on the soft drinks market but with customers seeking to treat themselves on special occasions, premium options are still proving popular.

Check the fruit: one study found 70% of garnishes had bacterial growth

How to keep your garnishes clean and safe

By Nikkie Sutton

Keeping garnishes clean and ensuring bar staff keep their hands just as clean are two ways to prevent bacterial growth on the fruit that goes in drinks, according to experts.

Push: Vimto ceo Marnie Millard will push the brand further

Vimto CEO sees purple gold for soft drink's future

By Nicholas Robinson

Some see challenges that can not be overcome, while others, such as Marnie Millard, chief executive officer of multinational soft drinks business Nichols, see a chance to grow.

Pleasure principle: for some, paying for premium is a marker of success (image based on TAW4/iStock/Thinkstock.co.uk)

Drinks: what is premium?

By Andrew Don

Premium drinks offer potential for enhanced profits, but when is a drink ‘premium’ and when is it not? The answer isn’t always clear cut.