All Soft drinks articles

  • Coke Christmas ad
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    This Friday (November 17) sees the launch of the Coca-Cola Christmas campaign and – love it or loathe it – nothing in the soft drinks’ world says ‘Christmas’ more than Coca-Cola and its red Santa livery.

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    FOCUS ON CHRISTMAS ALCOHOL: Festive cheer(s)


    In the run-up to this Christmas – just like last year – there will be surveys that say people are being forced to tighten their belts due to the cost-of-living crisis. Of course that is true but on the other hand, because Christmas is such a big event, there will still be consumers who will push the boat out and spend more than they usually do to treat themselves, their families and their friends. But what they choose to buy may change.

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    SHOP TALK: Portion power


    Sometimes it’s nice to know you’re not alone. In this context I am thinking portion sizes because of new research from Which? 

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    Consumers and retailers can win with Costa Coffee


    Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has announced the launch of the first-ever on-pack promotion for its Costa Coffee ready-to-drink (RTD) chilled coffee Latte range. And to celebrate this landmark, the company is giving independent convenience retailers the chance to win a share of £7,500 in cash for themselves and for a local good cause or charity in their community.

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    Body Fuel gets Swizzels’ Drumsticks flavour


    Building on its exclusive, long-term flavour partnership with Swizzels Sweets, UK-based sports nutrition brand Applied Nutrition has launched a Drumstick Original Raspberry flavour of its electrolyte and vitamin water Body Fuel.

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    Coca-Cola makes music


    Coca-Cola has unveiled its latest programme of immersive music experiences across the UK and Europe, via music platform Coke Studio. The activity covers new tracks and artist ‘collisions’ as well as an on-pack promotion with a chance to win music and summer prizes.

  • Costa Summer POS - Caramel Latte
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    Chilled summer campaign


    Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has launched a summer campaign for its Costa Coffee ready-to-drink (RTD) chilled coffee range, designed to keep the brand front of mind with consumers, drive trial of its Latte and Frappe ranges and help drive sales within the RTD chilled coffee segment.

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    Scottish DRS gets green light from UK government, but only if it excludes glass


    The UK government has given the Scottish government permission to launch its deposit return scheme (DRS) ahead of schemes in England Wales and Northern Ireland, but only if glass containers are excluded from it.

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    Forecourts help deliver strongest soft drinks sales as Britvic outlines £8,400 opportunity for every c-store


    The soft drinks category has delivered the greatest absolute value growth of any product category in 2022, according to Britvic’s Soft Drinks Review 2023, which is now worth £2.8bn to the convenience channel.

  • Relentless new watermelon
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    Watermelon flavour added to Relentless range


    Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is bolstering its Relentless Zero Sugar range with the launch of a new Watermelon flavour.

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    Big backing for Chocomel


    Chocomel, the UK’s fastest growing premium milk drink (IRI), is being backed by three months of high-profile promotional activity. It has already kicked off with a hero TV ad designed to raise brand awareness and increase penetration under the banner: ‘Chocomel, Sharing Not Required’.

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    Britvic launches Robinsons with Benefits


    Following the successful launch of Robinsons Benefit Drops last year, the UK’s number one squash brand (Nielsen) is launching a full benefits-led range of wellness-focused premium squash, named Robinsons with Benefits.

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    Delay on Scottish deposit return scheme and alcohol rethink welcomed by retailers


    Independent retailers groups have welcomed a decision by the Scottish government to delay the introduction of the deposit return scheme (DRS) and to drop a planned ban on alcohol advertising.

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    Rubicon Sparkling Rose launches in convenience


    Rubicon Sparkling Rose Lemonade is the latest launch from Barr Soft Drinks. Exclusive to the convenience channel, it is available in 330ml and 500ml price-marked packs (PMPs).

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    New Sport drink from Carabao


    New Carabao Sport drink is available in two fruity flavours: Orange and Mixed Berry.

  • Coke gigi
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    Coke’s recipe for magic


    Coca-Cola has launched a new global brand campaign and platform, A Recipe for Magic, celebrating the ‘magic’ of shared meals and the connections that happen when we get together with others to enjoy a meal.

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    FOCUS ON SOFT DRINKS: Thirsty work


    To say soft drinks are a big seller at Eurospar Donegall Road in Belfast would definitely be something of an understatement. Customers love soft drinks, confirms manager David Harrison, who added that they sell over £7,600-worth of impulse drinks and £5,000-worth of take-home drinks every week. The store is a great example of best practice in managing the soft drinks category, so much so that it was a finalist in last year’s Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards.

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    #WhatTheFanta returns


    Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has announced the return of #WhatTheFanta for the fourth year running, bringing mystery back to the soft drinks aisle following another successful campaign in 2022.

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    New Monster duo


    Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is launching Monster Juiced Aussie Lemonade and Monster Ultra Rosa alongside the return of its snow sport-themed consumer promotion for the Monster Ultra range.

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    Talking Cans: Alert-ing retailers to a new look


    Lucozade Alert has unveiled a new campaign to drive awareness of the brand and its new look.