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Sustainability - Momentum Shifting on Soda Taxes

The publication of research into the impact of Mexico's soda tax and reports by the UK Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutriti...

Comment - Chasing the Drinks Sugar Rush Has Perils

With the trend for sweet flavours sweeping most drinks categories, it seems an obvious path for producers to follow. But with obesity now a...


Sustainability - Are Roadmaps the Way Forward?

Ben Cooper | 7 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper has stumbled upon a term that crops up time and again when it comes to sustainability.


Are UK Soft Drinks About To Go Pop?

Andy Morton | 19 Feb 2013

Last week was a challenging one, on top of a difficult year for UK soft drinks.


Soft Drinks Tax: More Trouble Than it's Worth?

James Wilmore | 30 Jan 2013

It was another busy day for the PR folk who have to defend the soft drinks industry yesterday.


Comment - Has Stevia Hit the Sweet Spot?

Andy Morton | 10 Jan 2013

It is 30 times sweeter than sugar, and on the tip of the soft drinks industry's tongue. But, is stevia, a natural sweetener, about to replace artificial rivals such as aspartame in the world's best-selling sodas?

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No sugary drinks for children, says UK health body

Andy Morton | 17 Jul 2015

A major UK government health agency has called on parents to remove all sugar-sweetened soft drinks from their children's diets.


Soft drinks industry rails against deaths claim

Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2015

National soft drinks representatives have branded a global report that blames the industry for 184,000 deaths a year as inaccurate.


just a While Ago - On 19 May in...

Olly Wehring | 19 May 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


British Soft Drinks Association names president

Richard Woodard | 29 Apr 2015

Lucozade Ribena Suntory COO Peter Harding has been elected as the new president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).


just a While Ago - On 27 April in...

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


BSDA tells critics to "bring it on"

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2014

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has urged health critics to “bring it on”, saying the industry has nothing to hide over sugar content.


BSDA responds as study raises fears on sugar

James Wilmore | 15 May 2014

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has spoken out over a government report warning against excessive consumption of soft drinks by children.


BSDA heralds stimulus as CCE unveils investment

Andy Morton | 6 Mar 2014

The head of the British Soft Drinks Association has highlighted to the UK Government the economic benefits that the industry brings to the country.


Morrisons to review under-16s energy drinks ban

James Wilmore | 5 Dec 2013

UK supermarket chain Morrisons says it has been “praised” for its trial ban on energy drinks sales to under-16s, but will review the move next month before deciding whether to roll it out nationally.


BSDA hits back at tax claim over obesity

Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has criticised new research calling for a soft drinks tax, saying higher levies will not curb obesity.


BSDA calls for consumer value

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2013

The president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has said that the soft drinks industry needs to drive value to consumers, while continuing to fight obesity.


Suntory Food & Beverage "good" for UK - Gerber CEO

Andy Morton | 24 Sep 2013

The head of Gerber Emig has argued that Suntory Food & Beverage's arrival is “a good thing” for the UK soft drinks industry.


BSDA questions tap water survey of schoolchildren

Olly Wehring | 8 Jul 2013

The trade body for the UK's bottled water industry has criticised the results of a consumer survey in the country, commissioned by the producer of a collapsible bottle designed to store tap water.


UK school bans energy drinks - report

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2013

A UK school has banned energy drinks over fears they are interfering with learning, according to a report.


BSDA rejects calls for school drinks machine ban

James Wilmore | 12 Jun 2013

Moves to encourage councils to ban soft drinks vending machines in UK schools will not help tackle the obesity issue, a trade group has argued.


Poor weather hits 2012 UK soft drinks volumes

James Wilmore | 9 May 2013

UK sales of soft drinks fell by 2.5% in volume terms last year, but energy drinks and bottled waters bucked the trend, a new report has revealed.


BSDA hits back at diabetes study

James Wilmore | 25 Apr 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has countered a new study linking excessive soft drinks consumption with diabetes.


BSDA speaks out over infants' oral health fears

James Wilmore | 11 Apr 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has responded to a new government-commissioned report which has raised concerns that parents are risking their childrens' oral health by giving them sugary drinks and foods.


BSDA speaks out as calls intensify for soft drinks

James Wilmore | 18 Feb 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association has rejected a fresh call for an added tax on soft drinks, which would increase prices by at least 20%.


BSDA rejects charity's call for soft drinks tax

James Wilmore | 29 Jan 2013

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has dismissed a charity's recommendation that the UK Government introduce a tax on “sugary” drinks.


Sports drinks study has "clear bias", claims ABA

James Wilmore | 9 Aug 2012

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has claimed that a high profile study questioning the benefits of sports drinks displays a "clear bias" by overlooking previous research.


BSDA counters sports drinks study conclusions

James Wilmore | 20 Jul 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has spoken out after a new study said there is a "striking lack of evidence" over claims that sports drinks help boost performance and recovery.


BSDA appoints WSTA's Partington as new head

James Wilmore | 9 Jul 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has appointed Gavin Partington as its new director general.


BSDA says colouring chemical is safe

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has defended the use of a colouring ingredient after UK health campaigners called for a ban due to an alleged link to cancer.

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