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MPs have called for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to be extended

Government defends plans to tackle obesity

By Noli Dinkovski

The government has defended its plans to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis after it came under fire from a Commons Health Select Committee for removing “several key areas” that could have made its childhood obesity plan more effective.

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

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Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

By Rick Pendrous

A number of innovative launches are promised by beverage packaging kit supplier Sidel Group at next month’s Drinktec show, which takes place in Munich, Germany from September 11–15.

Vimto producer Nichols has posted sales and profit growth in its half-year results

Nichols posts sales growth and acquisition

By James Ridler

Soft drinks manufacturer Nichols has posted continued sales and profit growth in its half-year results yesterday (July 20), as it announced the acquisition of dispensed soft drink distributor DJ Drink Solutions.

IGD's workshops are designed to help manufacturers looking to reformulate their products, including cutting sugar

IGD launches free reformulation workshops

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers looking to reformulate their products are set to receive a helping hand, thanks to new workshops organised by grocery think-tank IGD.

Vimto owner Nichols has posted revenue growth in its trading update

Vimto owner posts revenue growth

By James Ridler

Vimto owner Nichols has reported its revenue was up by 7.3% in a trading update released on Tuesday (January 10), for the year ending December 31 2016.

Coca-Cola European Partners is planning new products to join its recently launched organic herbal tea brand

Coca-Cola plans launches in new soft drinks categories

By Rick Pendrous

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) plans to develop more soft drinks such – as its new Honest organic herbal tea brand recently launched in the UK – in categories outside those it has traditionally served, its UK boss Leendert den Hollander has revealed.

The tax on sugary drinks is not enought to curb obesity in the UK: Susan Jebb

Sugar tax ‘not enough’ to solve obesity crisis

By James Ridler

The UK soft drinks levy could prevent thousands of people becoming overweight, but it alone is not enough to solve Britain’s obesity crisis, a study by health journal The Lancet Public Health has claimed.

New draft legislation for the UK sugar tax was slammed for being 'complex'. Image: Petr Kratochvil

‘Complex’ sugar tax draft slammed

By James Ridler

Draft legislation for the Soft Drink Industry Levy has been described as “complex” and raises “serious questions” if a sugar tax would work, said law firm DWF.

Seven top trends will shape consumer spending next year, predicts Mintel

2017 trend predictions

Top seven Euro trends for 2017 includes sugar tax

By Michael Stones

The impact of sugar taxes leads Mintel’s list of top seven trends likely to shape European consumers spending in 2017, predicts the market reserach firm.

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