Soft & Hot Drinks

New products round up: this week features new serves from London Essence and Freixenet Copestick alongside three new cask ales

NEW PRODUCTS ROUND UP

London Essence launches new mixer

By Rebecca Weller

This weeks new products round up includes new serves from London Essence and Freixenet Copestick as well as three new cask ales from Salcombe Brewery, Bruha and Hogs back.

How to improve your range of soft drinks and sell more

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FEATURE: Go hard on capturing soft drinks sales

By Phil Mellows

It’s an old conundrum for the publican. You’d like to sell more soft drinks. You’d like to stock a bigger range. You’d like to offer your non-drinking customers something a little more interesting. In an ideal world. But as you may have noticed lately,...

Low and no alcohol feature from beer to cider to spirits to wine

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FEATURE: Why low and no alcohol is not a compromise

By Michelle Perrett

The summer is coming with outside drinking and eating set to drive customers into the pub. And while many will reach for their usual tipple in the summer months some people for whatever reason will be looking at not drinking or reducing their alcohol...

New research: premium softs and cocktails are expected to improve on-trade sales (credit: Getty/Dean Mitchell)

Premium softs to drive on-trade sales says Britvic

By Gary Lloyd

Soft drinks are set to drive on-trade sales during 2022 with customers more likely to upgrade to a premium choice than ever before, according to Britvic's latest Soft Drinks Review.

One unit cocktail advice from Britvic

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How to make a ‘one unit’ cocktail

By Britvic

Last month, we asked our Sensational Drink users what they wanted to know about low and no options on drinks menus.

Energy drinks see growth at a faster rate than the other soft drinks: category grew 42% by value compared to the same period two years ago (Credit: Getty/ Andrey_A)

Energy drinks category sees 42% growth in value

By Rebecca Weller

The energy drinks category has grown at a much faster rate than the wider soft drinks market in the past two years, according to the latest CGA On Premise Measurement data.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In Podcast episode 36

The Lock In Podcast

The low and no revolution

By Ed Bedington

The Lock In team take a trip to an innovative alcohol-free off licence and realise the trade needs to stop saying no to low and no. We hear from special guests including Laura Willoughby of Club Soda, James Kindred of award winning brewers Big Drop Brewing...

Just the tonic: Fever-Tree’s two variants were followed by two from Schweppes (credit: Getty/asbe)

The Drinks List

Tonics division title taken by Fever-Tree

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

There was little movement in the tonic water list and Fever-Tree continued to dominate the market with mixers claiming first and second place.

Drivers are the heroes: designated drivers can take advantage of Coca-Cola's free drink scheme

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Coca-Cola's free drink campaign is returning for Christmas

By Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Coca-Cola’s Hero the Driver campaign is returning to support the hospitality sector over the Christmas period and will be in operation in up to 9,500 venues across Great Britain.

Category perception: ‘For too long the no and low category has been marred by the stigma that ‘not drinking’ is dull,’ Ellie Webb, founder of non-alcoholic spirit Caleño, says.

‘Low and no isn’t about compromise’

By Stuart Stone

With the help of category experts, The Morning Advertiser pours over some of the ways in which low and no drink producers are raising the bar.

Exhibition time: the Low2NoBev show is taking place next month (June) at London's Truman's Brewery

Low2NoBev show line-up revealed

By The Morning Advertiser

A number of speakers and panel sessions at the Low2NoBev Quench Live Theatre have been unveiled.

How can operators up their soft drink offer?

In association with Britvic

Premiumise for success on reopening

By The Morning Advertiser

With the hospitality sector starting the long slow process towards reopening their businesses this week, it’s time for operators to reassess their offer and think about premiumisation.

Soft sell: Some 59% of people state that they are now making decisions with more consideration of their health which has made a considerable impact on the soft drinks category

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How to get your business ready for reopening

By Adam Russell, director of leisure & licensed, Britvic

Britvic’s director of leisure & licensed, Adam Russell, gives his view on the impact Covid has had on the soft drinks category and how you can get ready for reopening this spring.

Dry run: 'This is not about giving up on alcohol and pubs but keeping them going and evolving for a future after Covid'

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‘Dry January not about giving up on pubs’

By Debbie Baisden, the Rayleigh Arms, Terling, Essex

The start of 2021 saw me take on the challenge of Dry January, to be totally honest it is not the first year I’ve completed this journey.

Best selling alcohol brands 2020

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The Drinks List – Top Brands to Stock in 2021

By Nicholas Robinson

Despite being closed for four months, facing strict curfews, tier systems and enduring a second national lockdown, drinks sales in the on-trade were strong when the sector was open.

Alcohol free drinks in the UK

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Lowdown: Top low and no alcohol drinks on the market

By Ed Bedington

The low and no category is one that has seen increased interest from consumers and rapid expansion from manufacturers in recent months, and with the ongoing political scene, it’s likely to see a further boost.

Refrigerated in lockdown: Coca Cola European Partners has said it took a new step to extend shelf life on drinks but the quality has not been impacted

Coca Cola extends shelf life on bag-in-box drinks

By Emily Hawkins

Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) has sought to reassure publicans it has sent out high-quality products despite changing the labels on some soft drinks deliveries to extend their best before date.

Prizes: Rewarding deserving pub heroes

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Coca-Cola pledges £165k for GBPA winners

By Chris Lowe

Coca-Cola has created a special Community Pub Fund of £165,000 to be shared between this year’s 15 Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) Pub Heroes winners as a thank you for supporting communities during the coronavirus pandemic and to help give their businesses...

Support: CCEP's Rob Harris outlines the company's support plans for pubs

Coca-Cola pledges pub support in the months ahead

By Nicholas Robinson

The UK’s largest producer of soft drinks for the pub and bar sector Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has outlined its intentions to bolster its UK on-trade support including free stock for outlets, bigger wholesale offers, as well as operational support...

Storage tips: wine bottles often suit being stored on their side while spirits should be stored upright, according to Liam Manton of Alderman’s Drinks

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How to store drinks while pubs are shut

By Stuart Stone

Experts from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), Guinness, Alderman’s Drinks and High Speed Training explain how pubs can best store drink stock left behind during the Covid-19 shutdown.

United: CCEP joins industry campaign

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#UnitedWeStand campaign garners more support

By Nicholas Robinson

Major supplier to the on-trade Coca-Cola European Partners is the latest to pledge its support to the United We Stand campaign, in a bid to help the sector during the challenging period of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bean there: UCC says many businesses make the same mistakes with serving coffee

UCC launches video series

By Nikkie Thatcher

Supplier UCC Coffee UK & Ireland has unveiled a series of videos in a bid to bring to life its data-driven approach to coffee excellence.

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