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product news: Nurishment recruits Sturridge as brand ambassador

Liverpool and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, is teaming up with Nurishment, the nutritionally enriched milk drink, as its first brand ambassador.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats adds to range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has announced a new addition to its growing chocolate spread range - Galaxy Spread - available now in a 200g jar with an RRP of £2.

product news: on-pack promotion on Diet Coke

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled Diet Coke’s latest on-pack promotion and stand-out limited edition designs, offering consumers the chance to win £5,000 every day.

product news: Delamere Dairies unveils Nutty Drinks

Delamere Dairies is launching Nutty Drinks, a range of nut-based drinks with added fruit and vegetables that offer customers ‘on the go’ refreshment that’s delicious and healthy.

product news: Fanta reveals Halloween plans

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is planning its biggest Halloween campaign from Fanta, including exclusively designed packaging, smaller 150ml can multipacks and an advertising and experiential marketing campaign.

product news: Vimto teams up with Millions

Soft drink brand Vimto is teaming up with Millions, the tiny chewy sweets, to create Vimto Millions.

product news: Pomegreat launches new recipe

Pomegreat pomegranate juice drink, now part of Wonderful Brands, is launching a new recipe with added vitamins and no added sugar to meet this consumer demand for healthier, low sugar options.

product news: Juiceburst adds new variants

Juiceburst has added two new variants to its range of ‘Schools Approved’ juice drinks: Sour Cherry and Strawberry & Apple.

product news: Coldpress launches juice with "zing"

Coldpress juices is about to launch its latest low calorie fruit and veg mix, which aims to complement customers’ snacks.

product news: Rubicon celebrates Diwali

AG Barr is encouraging wholesalers and retailers to make the most of the Diwali opportunity by stocking up on special celebration packs of Rubicon.

product news: Lucozade Sport launches new flavour

Lucozade Sport is launching a new flavour, Lucozade Sport Lemon & Lime, offered exclusively to wholesale. Available now, the flavour comes in 500ml £1 price-marked packs.

Functional FitWater - new from Lucozade Sport

Lucozade Sport has launched a new functional water, FitWater. Available in 600ml bottles (rrp 89p), it contains four electrolytes sodium and chloride to help replenish what you lose in sweat, magnesium which contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, and calcium to help with normal muscle function. With an additional £75.8m-worth of value sales in the past year alone (IRI data), water currently accounts for 14% of total value sales of Great Britain's soft drinks. And functional water is the fastest-growing area within the still water segment, with a sales increase of 27.6% .

product news: Lucozade Sport launches FitWater

Lucozade Sport is launching a new functional water, FitWater, available from August 1, in 600ml bottles.

product news: Evian extends Wimbledon partnership

Evian, the water brand from Danone, has extended its partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) for another five years, so it will remain the Official Bottled Water Supplier to The Championships, Wimbledon until at least 2022.

product news: Boost invests in VOD advertising

Love Island, Celebrity Juice and Take Me Out are among shows about to receive a Boost as the energy drink brand takes its Release The Boost campaign to the digital airwaves with ITV’s video on-demand service, the ITV Hub.

product news: Britvic launches Refresh'd campaign

Britvic has announced a new marketing campaign to support the latest product launch Refresh’d. The new multi-faceted campaign, worth £3.5m, comprises TV, OOH, digital, social and sampling activity, to raise consumer awareness of Robinsons Refresh’d as a tasty way to keep thirst quenched on-the-go.

product news: CCEP unveils sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – setting out an ambition for its GB business unit to work with local and national partners to recover all its packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter.

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ACS calls for input into plastic bottle recycling plans

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to a question in the House of Lords about plastic bottle recycling and a deposit return scheme, urging the government to listen to the views of convenience store retailers by including them in the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) economic and voluntary incentives working group.

product news: Grace Foods makes biggest investment in Aloe drinks range

Grace Foods UK is encouraging consumers to #RebootNormal with its biggest investment in the Grace Say Aloe soft drinks range.

product news: Volvic kicks off marketing campaign

Danone’s Volvic water brand is kicking off its biggest marketing campaign to date this summer across its flavoured waters range, comprising Volvic Touch of Fruit and Volvic Juiced.

Product news: CCEP halves sugar content in Capri-Sun

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced the reformulation of the regular Capri-Sun flavours, as part of its strategy to help retailers provide more low-sugar soft drinks to consumers.

Product news: Monster win for Lewis Hamilton with launch of '44'

The latest addition to the successful Monster energy range is the Lewis Hamilton signature drink. The three-time Formula One World Champion’s drink is called ‘44’, named after the race number with which he began his racing career, has won multiple championships with, and which he currently races in Formula One.

Product news: Lucozade Energy in mega sampling campaign

Lucozade Energy is this month launching a summer sampling campaign, which will take the taste of the Orange and Original varieties to consumers via four million samples.

Product news: First 'WISIWIG' launch for Red Bull Editions

Red Bull has launched a ‘when it's gone it's gone’ Summer Edition - Kiwi-Apple flavour, an extension to the existing Editions range. It is the company's first ‘when it's gone it's gone’ launch from the brand, which will be producing two million cans. Red Bull Editions have delivered £52.8m in sales in the past four years, since the introduction of the range in 2013.

Core brands are key to soft drinks category growth, says Red Bull

Energy, water and cola are the three core sub-categories that will drive 97% of future growth in soft drink sale, according to energy drink specialist Red Bull at its inaugural Category Summit attended by customers from across the grocery, convenience, driving and foodservice channels.

Product news: Big year for Perrier as brand adds Flavours

Nestlé Waters is introducing Perrier Flavours to its bottled water portfolio, in what the company believes will be the biggest year for the brand in over a decade. The premium range will be available in two flavours - Green Apple and Lemon.

product news: Ribena introduces doodling app

Ribena is launching a £4m fully integrated campaign this summer ‘Doodle Your World – Make It More #Ribenary’.

product news: Relentless targets music fans

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a new Relentless on-pack promotion to help retailers grow their energy sales by tapping into the increasing popularity of urban music and festivals in Great Britain.

product news: Vimto unveils RTD drive

Vimto has announced a nine-month distribution drive for its RTD (ready to drink) range.

product news: CCEP evolves with new Glaceau variants

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched three new Glacéau smartwater sparkling flavoured variants with zero sugar, zero calories, and all natural flavours in a bid to help retailers offer more choice to consumers.

product news: Lucozade Sport gives commuters free journey

Lucozade Energy has launched a high-profile summer marketing campaign with an innovative sampling activation.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Scottish MSPs report problem with deposit return scheme

An influential committee of Scottish MSPs has acknowledged that convenience retailers do not have the space to facilitate a deposit return scheme (DRS).

product news: sampling push for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a nationwide sampling campaign to drive consumer trial and support sales of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which is now the fourth biggest cola brand within grocery & convenience in Great Britain.

product news: Evian celebrates Wimbledon connection

Evian is celebrating the 10th year of its partnership with Wimbledon with a new month-long Live Young campaign, which launches on May 29 with an investment of over £350,000.

product news: Highland Spring unveils campaign

A new multi-channel campaign, spearheaded by a new TV advert, is the latest in a series of milestones for the Highland Spring brand as parent company, Highland Spring Group (HSG), continues its programme of investment to drive growth in bottled water.

product news: Britvic extends Purdey's campaign

Britvic has announced the continuation of its #ThriveOn campaign for its multivitamin drink brand, Purdey’s, partnering with British actor, DJ and celebrity, Idris Elba for the second year running.

The no/low sugar push

Sugar or rather the drive to remove it may be front of mind with soft drinks' manufacturers, but they've a long way to go to convince some consumers that low or no sugar is what they want.

product news: Lucozade Sport launches new app

Lucozade Sport is launching a new app as part of the Made to Move initiative.

product news: CCEP adds to Monster portfolio

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has extended its energy portfolio with Monster Hydro. Monster Hydro is a non-carbonated energy product, and will be available in three flavours: Tropical Thunder, Mean Green and Manic Melon.

Product news: Shaking up the shelves

Orangina is gearing up for summer with new ‘Bikini and Trunk’ packaging for its 420ml bottles. Sporting eye-catching beachwear, the limited edition designs are rolling out now.

Product news: Feel Good with Infusions

Feel Good Drinks is extending its portfolio of soft drinks with the addition of a new Infusions range – naturally flavoured waters that contain no added sugar.

Product news: Zeo invests in brand relaunch, new no-added-sugar range and celebrity ambassador

The all-natural, low-calorie soft drink Zeo is celebrating a major brand relaunch to mark the introduction of a new, no- added-sugar range and a year-long celebrity partnership with Caroline Flack.

Product news: Summer twist on new £10m 'Share a Coke' campaign

Coca-Cola European Partners is bringing back its Share A Coke campaign but with a summer twist. Launching in May, the iconic logo on bottles of Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke will be replaced by the names of the world’s top holiday destinations.

Product news: Lucozade Sport pays tribute to boxer

Lucozade Sport is unveiling a tribute to Anthony Joshua’s life, ahead of the world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko, on April 29.

Product news: Health and on-the-go lifestyles key drivers for soft drinks sales, says Britvic report

Soft drinks producer Britvic has revealed that with healthier and on-the-go lifestyles very much on the agenda, there is plenty of opportunity for growth of the soft drinks category in the convenience sector.

Product news: Vimto extends Remix range

Vimto is adding a new flavour to its Vimto Remix sub-range: Raspberry, Orange and Passionfruit, which available exclusively for the wholesale and convenience channels in a 500ml price-marked pack (PMP).

Product news: Weetabix on the go adds chocolate flavour

The breakfast drink Weetabix On The Go has added a new chocolate flavour to its Protein range to bolster its presence in the on-the-go breakfast market.

Product news: ginger variant joins Pepsi Max range

A new ginger variant has been added to the Pepsi Max range, which it says is the first cola and ginger combination to hit the UK market.

Product news: Fanta reimaged by CCEP

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reimaged Fanta, the fruit flavoured sparkling soft drink.

Product news: Tropicana adapts to breakfast trends

Juice brand Tropicana is introducing a new offer for the brand intended to help retailers capitalise on the growing trend for convenient breakfast top ups and meeting the needs of shoppers’ emerging morning habits.

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