UK: CSD consumption down amongst UK's younger drinkers - research
Squash remains the most popular soft drink amongst UK children according to new findings published today (3 December) by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).
Based on research carried out by independent consultants TNS, the BSDA study, 'Children's Consumption of Soft Drinks', offers fresh insights into what children are now drinking and the consumption trends spanning 1993 to 2007.
Fruit juice, juice drinks, bottled water and milk are now chosen twice as often as they were in 1993 and choice has become more varied. No added sugar, diet and low calorie drinks have also seen a rise in popularity: children are now 20% more likely to consume a drink with no added sugar than they were in 2004. Meanwhile, more than 86% of soft drinks - and 93% of fruit juice - are consumed with food.
In school lunchboxes, squash is the favourite, although bottled water is becoming increasingly popular. In schools, 97% of drinks consumed are obtained on the premises or brought in via the lunchbox.
CSD consumption has fallen amongst younger children, the research found. In the 5-9 year group, it has decreased from 21% of drinks in 1993 to 11% in 2007. For 10-12 year-olds, the fall is from 30% in 2000 to 17% in 2007.
In the 13- to 15-years age bracket, CSDs, however, account for 24% of drinks chosen, with squash at 22% and juice and juice drinks 18%.
The bottled water industry in the US appears to be doing a good job of defending the sector against criticism from environmental campaigners, as underlined by recent sales figures. But Annette Farr is...
According to a new report from the British Soft Drinks Association, functional beverages are continuing to outperform all other soft drinks categories. Annette Farr reviews the latest innovations in a...
Dr Pepper Snapple has reported net sales down 3% for the first quarter of 2009, largely due to the loss of distribution deals for Hansen Natural's Monster Energy drink, but raised earnings guidance fo...
Soft drinks sales grew 1% in value but declined 1.1% in volume in 2008, to stand at GBP13bn (US$19.5bn) and 13,905m litres, the British Soft Drink Association's (BSDA) 2009 UK Soft Drinks Report show...
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:...
The British Soft Drinks Association has attacked the Natural Hydration Council for its recently-announced advertising campaign, designed to promote bottled water in the UK....
PepsiCo has posted a slight dip in profits in its first quarter, with net sales in the period following suit....
Dr Pepper Snapple has reported a net loss of US$312m for 2008, damaged by write-down charges relating to a weakening performance in its fourth quarter....
- Will Tequila Learn from Scotch Whisky's Mistakes?
- Comment - Beer - Does 'Craft' Work?
- Solving the diet drinks dilemma in the US
- Comment - How to Target Cognac's Mok Generation?
- SABMiller, Meantime Brewing say goodbye to 'craft'
- Whyte & Mackay takes on Flor de Caña in UK
- Diageo opens Johnnie Walker House in Singapore
- Emperador overhauls Whyte & Mackay labels
- SPI Group US, Canada sales chief departs
- Soaring Prosecco sales good for Champagne
- Global Tequila insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Diageo plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
- Africa: The Final Frontier for Beer