Soft Drink

Britvic: profit up

Britvic profit up against tough pub market

By Mark Stretton, M&C Report

Britvic, the soft drinks maker, has spoken of the ongoing challenges in the UK on-trade market. The group, led by Paul Moody, yesterday posted...

Freehouse 500 meeting in Leicestershire

Free thinking for pubs

By Tony Halstead

Tony Halstead reports on the MA's latest Freehouse 500 meeting that featured insights on getting customer feedback and digital marketing ideas.

Blokes: get them in your pub

Man power in the pub

By David Burrows

Marketing has seen a more feminine influence recently but now, real men are back. David Burrows bids farewell to the metrosexual.

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.

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.

Heineken UK: teamed up with

Public can rate pubs with new website

By Gemma McKenna

Pub website is offering consumers the chance to score their local pub — including rating the drinks offer.

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.

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....

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...

Calypso: charity link-up

Calypso teams up with green charity

By Sonya Hook

A soft drink developed in association with the World Land Trust has joined the Calypso Soft Drinks line up. The new brand, Calypso Juicy Aid, has...


Taybarns tries out alcohol vending

By Jo Bruce

Whitbread is trialling an alcohol vending machine at its Gateshead branch of Taybarns, the all-you-can-eat brand. The machine is Tay-barns branded...

This Water: on-trade launch

This Water joins on-trade

By Sonya Hook

Natural soft drink brand This Water is heading to the on-trade for the first time. The on-trade launch will see This Water packaged in a bespoke...

Healthy debate

Healthy debate

Can pubs capitalise effectively on the rise of the health-conscious consumer? Noli Dinkovski reports from a special MA forum Living well and...



Working out cash profits for lessees In a Morning Advertiser report on Punch results (3 May 2007), it is stated that "Punch lessees saw average...

Opportunity knocks?

Opportunity knocks?

How many smokers do you have in your pub? You've probably got a rough idea. How many customers have walked past your pub because they have been put...

Check surpluses

Check surpluses

How closely do you look at your results once your stocktaker has given them to you? If it's a surplus then chances are you will be reasonably happy...