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CCEUK: BSDA heralds economic input as CCE unveils GBP52m injection

6 March 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.

UK: Morrisons to review under-16s energy drinks ban next month

5 December 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.

UK: Soft drinks group hits back at tax claim over obesity

1 November 2013

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

UK: British Soft Drinks Association calls for consumer value

25 September 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.

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

24 September 2013

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

UK: BSDA questions tap water survey of schoolchildren

8 July 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 over learning fears - report

21 June 2013

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

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part II - Collaboration with Suppliers

19 June 2013

The second part of this month's management briefing, which focuses on the soft drinks and bottled water category, looks at the relationship between producers and their suppliers.

Comment - Chasing the Drinks Sugar Rush Has its Perils

14 June 2013

With the trend for sweet flavours sweeping most drinks categories, it seems an obvious path for producers to follow. But with obesity now a major public health concern, will this rush for short-term gain lead to long-term pain? Just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore sounds the alarm.

UK: BSDA rejects calls for school drinks machine ban

12 June 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.

UK: Poor weather hits 2012 soft drinks volumes

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.

UK: BSDA hits back at diabetes study

25 April 2013

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

UK: BSDA speaks out over infants' oral health fears

11 April 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.

Comment - Are UK Soft Drinks About To Go Pop?

19 February 2013

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

UK: BSDA speaks out as calls intensify for soft drinks tax

18 February 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%.

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

30 January 2013

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

UK: BSDA rejects charity's call for soft drinks tax

29 January 2013

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

Comment - Has Stevia Hit the Sweet Spot?

10 January 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?

Comment - Minimum Pricing: We've Only Just Begun

20 September 2012

The debate around minimum pricing in the UK is starting to feel more than ever like a can of worms. I'm not quite sure, however, who has got the biggest mess to deal with.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Olympic Tension for Sports Drinks

21 August 2012

The flags have been folded away, the medals handed out and the Olympic flag handed to the Mayor of Rio: London 2012 is over and Richard Corbett, like many, enjoyed it. But, did sports drinks producers get as much from the Olympics as he did?

US/UK: Sports drinks study has "clear bias", claims American Beverage Association

9 August 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.

UK: BSDA counters sports drinks study conclusions

20 July 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.

UK: BSDA appoints WSTA's Partington as new director general

9 July 2012

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

UK: BSDA says colouring chemical is safe

26 June 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.

UK: BSDA elects new president

25 May 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has elected David Saint, COO of Gerber Emig Group, as its new president.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

18 May 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

SDI 2012: BSDA questions obesity link in light of calorie cuts

18 May 2012

A senior figure from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has questioned the extent the industry is responsible for obesity in light of an overall fall in calorie consumption.

UK: Healthier options account for 38% of CSD consumption - figures

10 May 2012

More than a third of UK carbonated soft drink consumption is now diet, low calorie or no-added sugar, a new industry report has revealed.

UK: BSDA rejects US study link to heart disease

13 March 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has rejected the findings of a new study that suggests sugary beverages increase the risk of heart disease.

UK: BSDA director general steps down

27 January 2012

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has announced the departure of its director general.

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