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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 Apr 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 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.

Comment - Are UK Soft Drinks About To Go Pop?

19 Feb 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 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%.

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

30 Jan 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 Jan 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 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?

Comment - Minimum Pricing: We've Only Just Begun

20 Sep 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 Aug 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 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.

UK: BSDA counters sports drinks study conclusions

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.

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

9 Jul 2012

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

UK: BSDA says colouring chemical is safe

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.

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 Mar 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 Jan 2012

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

UK: Coca-Cola Co alters Vitaminwater claims after health rebuke

4 Jan 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has amended a Vitaminwater claim on its website after coming under fire from UK health campaign group The Children's Food Campaign (CFC) for making false claims about its product.

EUROPE: Bottled water industry confident over hydration claims

24 Nov 2011

Bottled water producers remain confident that they will still be able to make hydration claims on their products, despite a new EU rule banning them from promoting bottled water to prevent dehydration.

The Future for Drinks - Part I: Functionality, Health, Individualisation to Reign

29 Sep 2011

In part one of this month's management briefing, MJ Deschamps considers the roles that functionality, health and wellness and technology will play in shaping the consumer - and his beverage choices - in the future.

UK: BSDA rejects soft drinks marketing ban call

30 Aug 2011

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has hit back at a study by the Children's Food Campaign calling for a ban on the marketing of soft drinks to children in the UK.

Drinks Retail – Part IV: The Data

30 Jun 2011

To round off this month's management briefing on the retail landscape for drinks, we have a wealth of data for you to enjoy.

EUR/UK: AG Barr reiterates colouring replacement plan

20 Jun 2011

AG Barr has told just-drinks that it remains committed to replacing Sunset Yellow in its flagship Irn-Bru drink, after the European Commission confirmed proposals to lower the maximum limit for the colouring in food and drink.

BELGIUM: European Commission readies fruit juice law amendments

12 May 2011

Fruit juice and fruit nectar manufacturers across Europe will be required to comply with changes to labelling and sugar content levels under regulations to be implemented from next week.

UK: Soft drinks market grows in 2010 - figures

14 Apr 2011

Consumption of soft drinks in the UK last year climbed by 4.1% in volume - the fastest annual rate of growth in the last seven years, according to industry figures.

Comment - Will More Soft Drinks Firms Turn to Sugar Substitutes?

18 Mar 2011

As global sugar prices soar and companies prepare to face the headwinds of ever increasing commodity costs, can we expect soft drinks firms to begin looking for cheaper substitutes for sugar?

Comment - Rising costs hitting soft drinks firms

16 Feb 2011

Commodity costs have rocketed in the past year and are set to cause problems for soft drinks firms in 2011 and beyond, if the latest set of industry results are anything to go by.




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