Soft & Hot Drinks

Soft sell: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar has enjoyed huge volume and value boosts in the past year

Drinks List 2020

On-trade sales of sugar-free Coca-Cola and Pepsi rise by £168m

By Stuart Stone

According to figures from The Morning Advertiser’s latest Drinks List, the combined sales value of sugar-free soft drinks Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Pepsi Max rose by around 75% – or £168m – year-on-year.

Crunching the numbers: an in-depth look at the best performing brands and variants in every beverage category in the on-trade

The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2020

By Nicholas Robinson

Getting to grips with data in The Morning Advertiser’s Drinks List 2019 will give operators a head start in formulating successful drinks menus.

Perfect match: Britvic has released a spiced orange mixer for busy bartenders to use with rum

Britvic launches dark spirits mixer

By Emily Hawkins

Soft drinks maker Britvic has developed a mixer to be used with dark spirits, which have been billed as a growing trend in the sector.

Fizzled out: parents are more likely to order water or low-sugar juice for their children over fizzy drinks, operators say

Parents shunning sodas for children at pub

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operators have responded to increased concern from parents over the sugary contents in their children’s drinks by adapting their menus.

New event: exhibition will showcase the low-and-no alcohol sector

Low 2 No ABV show launched

By Alice Leader

Leading media business company William Reed has revealed it will be holding a new trade show designed to support the development of the low-to-no alcohol sector.

Hot topic: Brits drink about 95m cups of coffee every day according to The British Coffee Association

Pubs considered a ‘coffee destination’

By Stuart Stone

Almost one in 10 customers (9%) rate coffee served in a pub as being better than that served by the likes of Pret A Manger, Costa Coffee or Starbucks according to new research.

On the rocks: operators are turning to premium non-alcoholic serves as a way to entice Millennial drinkers

'Market for mocktails will only increase'

By Emily Hawkins

The popularity of mocktails shows no sign of stopping and will drive the premium drinks category, according to the founder of soft drinks supplier Peter Spanton Drinks.

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