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product news: Lucozade Sport unveils on-pack promotion

Lucozade Sport has unveiled an on-pack competition aiming to drive additional sales for retailers this summer.

product news: Ribena campaign highlights taste

Ribena is launching an integrated campaign across out of home, in-store, digital media and consumer sampling to put the brand at front of mind and drive trial.

product news: New look for Diet Coke heralds wave of initiatives from CCEP

CCEP has unveiled a new £10m advertising campaign for Diet Coke, to support its new campaign for 2018. As part of a brand refresh, the first development will see packs across GB take on a new look and feel. The new pack design coincides with the arrival of new flavours and a new marketing campaign.

Soft drinks category - a healthy opportunity for growth, says Britvic

Soft drinks were one of the top-performing categories within convenience in 2017,  and continued to be a key driver of footfall to convenience stores, according to the latest Britvic Soft Drinks Review. 

Product news: Heritage campaign to celebrate Coca-Cola Classic

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled its latest marketing campaign, ‘We Do’, to celebrate Coca-Cola Classic and reinforce the uniqueness and specialness of the 132-year old global phenomenon.

Britvic identifies scope for £2.6bn more drinks sales

Soft drinks was one of the top-performing categories within convenience in 2017, and continued to be a key driver of footfall to c-stores, according to the latest Britvic Soft Drinks Review.

product news: Starbucks adds to chilled coffee range

Starbucks has added two new variants to its Doubleshot Espresso chilled coffee range.

product news: Red Bull expands sugar-free range

Red Bull is expanding its sugar-free range.

product news: Yazoo adds Choc Mint flavour

The flavoured milk drink brand Yazoo is adding a limited-edition Choc Mint flavour to its range.

Products with benefits

Forecourt stores have been stocking energy drinks for years. Indeed some might say the category was invented for them. Today, in many stores, energy drinks have been joined by other beverages with benefits. Think drinks with added vitamins, minerals and even protein. Ufit, for example, is this month launching three flavours of its popular high protein milkshakes into Spar Euro Garages' sites. The launch sees the Strawberry, Chocolate and Iced Latte flavours available in-store. The 310ml variants offer 22g protein, are low in fat and contain no added sugar. The drinks are described as "a great tasting protein drink for active-ish people".

product news: Barr Soft Drinks signs franchise deal with Aussie brand

Barr Soft Drinks has signed a new franchise agreement for UK and Ireland with Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, an Australian family-owned business based in Queensland.

product news: Grace Foods adds mango variant to drinks range

Grace Foods UK is introducing a mango variant to its Grace Say Aloe Zero Sugar range.

product news: Sunmagic rebrands entire range

Sunmagic, the premium juice producer, is rebranding its entire range to coincide with its 20th anniversary celebrations and place greater emphasis on its premium quality credentials, giving the brand and its drinks ranges a more modern look and feel.

product news: Strathmore Water adds botanics to range

Barr Soft Drinks is launching Strathmore Botanics, made with spring water infused with natural botanicals and fruit flavours, with zero calories and no added sugar.

product news: Rubicon unveils relaunch of stills range

Barr Soft Drinks is unveiling a relaunch of its Rubicon Stills range, in a move that will target the broadest possible range of consumers across a wide variety of occasions.

product news: Highland Spring gives campaign some oomph

Highland Spring has unveiled its latest campaign, titled H2Oomph.

product news: Boost adds punch variant

Boost drinks is introducing a new sugar free Punch Power 250ml can.

product news: Nurishment extends its range

Grace Foods UK is launching a no added sugar variant of vanilla-flavoured Nurishment Original, the vitamin enriched milk drink.

product news: Yazoo highlights no added sugar range

Flavoured milk brand Yazoo is launching a £200,000 advertising campaign for its No Added Sugar range.

product news: Britvic introduces juiced

Britvic has launched ‘Juiced’, a new Robinsons Fruit Shoot product, along with a fresh new look for the full range.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats adds to range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has introduced two new price parked packs (PMPs) to its milk drinks range.

product news: PepsiCo extends UEFA Champions League deal

PepsiCo has extended its partnership with the UEFA Champions League for a further three years.

product news: One Water introduces cartons, cans and refillable bottles

One Water, the ethical water brand which pours its profits into clean water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, will introduce cartons, canned water and refillable bottles this year.

product news: Britvic unveils Robinsons TV campaign

Britvic has unveiled a new TV campaign for Robinsons called Listen Up to launch Fruit Creations, the first in a new range of Robinsons products designed for adults.

product news: Strathmore Water increases athletics involvement

Strathmore Water has followed up this summer’s activity as national water supplier to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London 2017, by being appointed national supplier of bottled water for the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

product news: Yazoo introduces one litre PMP

Milk drink brand Yazoo has launched a price-marked version of its 1 litre bottle.

product news: Lamb & Watt adds Ginger Ale to range

Tonic brand Lamb & Watt has diversified its range with a new, full-bodied Ginger Ale addition.

product news: AG Barr introduces San Benedetto

AG Barr is introducing San Benedetto – a premium Italian soft drinks brand – to the UK.

product news: Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea in UK

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the launch of its premium iced tea brand Fuze Tea in Great Britain.

product news: Fentimans invests in rebrand

Drinks maker Fentimans has overhauled its image with a rebrand costing £1.2m.

product news: Volvic starts new campaign and revamps bottle

Danone’s water brand Volvic is kicking off the new year with a digitally led marketing campaign.

product news: Coca-Cola renews First Taste advertising

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is bringing back a renewed version of the First Taste advert for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, featuring Mr Hadley, encouraging consumers to try the drink for the first time.

Product news: Shake-up for milk drink brand Yazoo

Yazoo, the milk drink brand, has given its vanilla recipe a shake-up.

Product news: New sugar-free Volvic variants

Volvic, the popular water brand from Danone, has added two new sugar-free flavours across its Touch Of Fruit range in the run-up to Christmas. Summer Fruit Sugar Free is now available in 50cl and 1.5L formats, while the special-edition Watermelon Sugar Free will hit shelves in a 50cl format in late January.

Product news: Win a night in Coke's Christmas truck

Coca-Cola is opening the doors to the iconic red Coca-Cola Christmas truck for the first time, to offer a pair of festive fans, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the ultimate Christmas sleepover – and stay inside the truck for one night only, on Friday 15th December 2017, in a secret London venue.

Starbucks Caffe Latte

Product news: Festive return for Starbucks RTD latte

Chilled ready-to-drink coffee specialist Starbucks is aiming to bring back the magic and excitement of the festive season to the grocery aisle with a limited-edition cup design for the popular chilled coffee drink, the Caffè Latte.

Product news: Sparkling campaign for Christmas

Highland Spring has unveiled a festive campaign titled ‘Escape to a Sparkling Moment’. Forming part of Highland Spring’s programme of investment to drive continued growth in the category, the campaign focuses on the role of the brand’s 'sparkling' offering in elevating the relevance of bottled water for occasions, at the weekend or just for something a little bit special.

product news: Britvic highlights soft drinks opportunity

New research from Britvic reveals that almost half of consumers (45%) are set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas as over a fifth (21%) plan to drink less alcohol.

product news: Fentimans unveils botanically brewed mixer cans

Soft drink producer Fentimans has launched what it claims is the world’s first range of botanically brewed mixer cans.

The Christmas rush

For many people, their first sight of the 'Coke's Holidays are Coming' ad on TV is a clear sign that Christmas is nearly here. This year the iconic commercial will run from the middle of November. And the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck will then begin touring Great Britain, visiting 53 locations nationwide, helping to support retailers by building consumer excitement around the festive season.

product news: Volvic joins forces with new Star Wars film

Volvic, the water brand from Danone, is joining forces with one of this year’s most anticipated films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

product news: Nestlé offers chance to win hydration station visit

Nestlé Pure Life Hydration Station was recently situated at the Spar, Chester Court, near Regent’s Park where store owner, Dilip Patel, and his team welcomed customers and commuters to the store, encouraging them to stay hydrated.

product news: Drinks duo launch mixer

Scottish gin producer NB Distillery and Bon Accord soft drinks are aiming to revitalise the mixer category by launching a co-branded premium tonic.

Product news: Yazoo claims UK first with sugar and sweetener-free chocolate flavour

Milk brand Yazoo is introducing chocolate to its 'no added sugar' range, and the claims that it's the UK’s first chocolate milk drink with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners.

Product news: CCE's Christmas Truck Tour returns as festive campaign gets under way

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is gearing up to spread some festive cheer, as it reveals its Christmas 2017 campaign, which includes the return of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour, ‘Holidays Are Coming’ TV advert, limited-edition Christmas packs, and sponsorship of Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball.

product news: Tropicana stages flavour vote

Juice brand Tropicana is introducing its first juice flavour campaign.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats expands range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a new frozen dessert and two new hot chocolate products.

product news: Ribena revamps cartons

Ribena is disrupting the cartons segment with the launch of an exclusive new flavour, Pineapple & Passion Fruit.

product news: New water category gets Actiph

Actiph Water is making claim to the launch of the first alkaline ionised bottled water in the UK. The new product focuses on balance and hydration, and has been through a three-stage process which includes purifying spring water, adding electrolytes and supercharging by ionisation.

product news: Grace Foods launches slim can Coconut Water

Caribbean food and drink supplier Grace Foods UK has launched a new slim can Coconut Water range.

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