Soft & Hot Drinks

Trends: customers want to know more about what is in their cocktail

The latest mixers trends

By Emily Hawkins

The mixers market is rapidly diversifying to match the changing preferences of modern drinkers. Here are some of the trends you should be aware of.

You're hired: Lord Alan Sugar, right, has invested in a honey-based tonic water brand

Lord Sugar invests in tonic water company

By Emily Hawkins

Alan Sugar's investment company Amsvest will invest in a brand of tonic waters that use natural honey as a sweetener and are aimed at health-conscious consumers.

In a fizz: Kola 40 is launching a new low-sugar classic cola variant

40 Kola releases new low-sugar variant

By Robert Mann

In an effort to give customers greater choice, the 40 Kola brand has added to its growing craft soft drinks range with the launch of a low-sugar variant.

High demand: a cannabis drinks producer claims he has seen orders soar by 8,000% as customers fear product ban

Demand for cannabis-infused drinks ‘soars by 8,000%’

By Robert Mann

Consumers are ‘panic buying’ cannabis-infused drinks after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ruled they should be removed from shops and bars as the EU reclassified the products as ‘novel’, a drinks maker has warned.

Smell the coffee: licensees are urged to have the right hot beverage equipment available to attract new punters

Give customers a hot hit in winter

By Robert Mann

As coffee shops continue to pop up on our high streets – is now the time to rethink your hot beverage offer to cater for the punter of the future?

Brand development: Coke has spawned a plethora of brands across the globe

How Coca-cola plans to paint the world red

By Nicholas Robinson

When you hear the words ‘holidays are coming’ on TV, you know exactly what the advert is without looking and that Coca-Cola is driving that big red rig. Here is how the soft drinks behemoth is looking to the future.

Alcohol-free spirit: Stryyk launches Not Vodka

Alcohol-free vodka launched by Stryyk

By Nicholas Robinson

Alcohol-free spirit brand Stryyk has added a third variant to its portfolio, which now consists of Not Rum, Not Gin and new addition Not Vodka.

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