Soft & Hot Drinks

Rapidz: new to market

Fruity fizz hits the mark

By Robyn Black

A new kid-friendly fizzy drink from Calypso Soft Drinks, which is "school-compliant", is about to hit the market.

Britvic: challenging quarter

Still volumes down at Britvic

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Britvic this morning blamed a 0.7% third quarter stills volume decline in the UK on a fall in trade in licensed on-trade premises.

Kick Ultra: £1 a shot

Ultra-energetic Kick

By Robyn Black

Global Brands has launched a new concept under its Kick Energy range for those who find energy drinks a bit overpowering.

Schweppes: new TV campaign

Schweppes ads in the mix

By Robyn Black

Coca-Cola Enterprises is investing £2m in a TV campaign for its Schweppes range, in a bid to increase consumption of the brand by promoting it as an...

Jala juice: popular in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Jala arrives

By Sonya Hook

A leading fruit juice brand from Azerbaijan is parachuting over to the UK as the country begins a major push to increase food and drink exports.

Britvic: on track to meet its full year expectations

Britvic: profit up, plans to buy rival

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Britvic, the UK-based soft drinks producer, today reported a 39% increase in profit before tax and plans to buy Fruité Entreprises.

Coulson: licensees can refuse unreasonable demands

Free tap water — at a price

By Peter Coulson

Peter Coulson discusses details of the new requirement to provide free tap water to customers.

Drinks like Relentless, produced by Coca-Cola, will carry a warning

Caffeine soft drinks must carry warning

By Ewan Turney

High caffeine soft drinks must carry a health warning and not be promoted to children under-16, under a new code of practice. The British Soft...

J20: new range White Blend

New pair join J20's portfolio

By Sonya Hook

A new range of juice drinks designed to go with food will be launched under the J20 brand at the end of May. J20 White Blend — in two flavours,...

Barr's: relaunched as up-market soft drink

Barr's taken upmarket

By Robyn Lewis

The Barr's Originals range of retro soft drinks is being re-launched as a more upmarket quencher to tap into the growth in premium adult soft drinks...

Ocean Spray: launches two blueberry drinks

Blueberry drinks from Ocean Spray

By Robyn Lewis

Blueberry is set to add some excitement to the juice offer in the on-trade, as cranberry brand Ocean Spray launches two new blueberry drinks....

Highland Spring: sponsoring Marc Warren

Warren tees off with Highland Spring

By Robyn Lewis

Top golfer Marc Warren has signed a new sponsorship deal with Highland Spring. The Scottish European Tour player, 28, is the latest "sporting...

Fentimans: Cool Ginger Beer

Fentimans adds flavours

By Sonya Hook

Fentimans is adding to its premium soft-drinks range with a botanically brewed Organic Smooth Lemonade and a Cool Ginger Beer. "We have been...

Bags in boxes will now come in a 12 not 10-litre format

Britvic bag-in-box grows

By Robyn Lewis

Britvic is increasing the size of its bag-in-box format, used for post-mix draught carbonate serves. The bags in boxes for the entire Britvic...

Soft drinks: customers think they are paying too much

Customers 'resent' price of pub soft drinks

By John Harrington

Resentment of soft drinks prices in pubs has reached "critical mass", with 63% resenting paying so much when they are so much cheaper in shops....

Red Bull: new cartoon ads on the way

Red Bull ads return to British TV

By Robyn Lewis

Red Bull will be returning to the small screen next month with two new UK ads, retaining the brand's signature cartoon style and humour.

J2O: Britvic on-trade sales fell

Pub sales dip for Britvic

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Britvic, the soft drinks maker and distributor, has reported a 1.9% drop in on-trade volumes for the year to 27 September 2009. Although it...

Ex-Stig: visiting pubs

Stig in Coke's safe-driving campaign

By John Harrington

The "Original Stig", Perry McCarthy, is to visit pubs taking part in Coca-Cola Enterprises' 2009 Designated Driver scheme. The scheme, set to run...

Go-rilla: going bananas in on trade

Tribeca May Go-rilla juice

By Sonya Hook

A fruit juice aimed at a younger demographic is set to hit the on-trade — Go-rilla is a 100% ambient juice range.

J2O: Britvic on-tarde sales fell

Britvic posts 2.5% on-trade decline

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

Britvic, the soft drinks maker and distributor, has this morning reported a 2.5% decline in licensed on-trade volumes for the year to July. It...

Trade up trial

Trade up trial

By Matt Eley Matt

Training staff to recommend specific drinks could mean they sell more profitable products in at least a quarter of all transactions. These are the...

Voltz: energy shots

Energy shots aim for the on-trade

By Sonya Hook

An "energy shot" producer aims to boost the popularity of this growing category by spinning it over from the off-trade into the on-trade. Energy...

Pepsi: summer push

Summer soft-drink push

By Sonya Hook

Soft drinks giants Coca-Cola and Britvic are ramping up activity to boost sales of long drinks in the on-trade this summer. This July, Coca-Cola...

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