Soft Drinks

Cott has launched zero sugar cola in Spar stores nationwide

Cott’s sugar-free cola hits Spar stores

By James Ridler

Drinks maker Cott has secured listings for its zero-sugar cola at Spar, making it the first symbol group to launch an own-label sugar-free cola, it has claimed.

How can UK plastic bottles end up in the Pacific Ocean? asks Lucozade boss

Soft drinks boss argues for more action on waste plastics

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss of a leading soft drinks company has called on both industry and government to do more to tackle plastic packaging waste, after acknowledging its impact on the marine environment was not sustainable.

The sugar tax on soft drinks will be set at two bands – 5g and 8g per 100ml

Sugar tax needs to offer more incentive, claims IFS

By Rick Pendrous

The tax on soft drinks, which comes into force in April 2018, needs to be changed to give manufacturers more incentive to reduce the sugar in their products, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has argued.

The soft drinks tax could be extended to cakes, confectionery and pastry after a two-year review

Tax on sugary drinks may be extended after review

By Rick Pendrous

The sugar tax on soft drinks, which was passed by parliament on Tuesday [April 25] and will come into force next April, could be extended to a raft of other food and drink products, following news that its effectiveness on reducing obesity – particularly...

Wincanton has taken over the Britvic logistics contract

Britvic signs transport contract with Wincanton

By Rick Pendrous

Britvic, one of the UK’s leading branded soft drinks businesses, has placed a new contract for national transport operations for an undisclosed value, managing over 100,000 deliveries a year, with third-party logistics (3PL) firm Wincanton.

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.

A review of pay scales at Cott Beverages could see skilled workers worse off, claimed a workers' representative

Pay fears for drinks factory staff

By James Ridler

Pay restructuring at Cott Beverages’ West Yorkshire drinks factory could cut skilled workers’ wages, according to employees at the site.

J2O maker Britvic reported a profit rise of 10.3% in its full-year trading update

Sweet results for Britvic focusing on low sugar drinks

By Matt Atherton

Soft drinks firm Britvic reported a 10.1% rise in annual sales revenue to £1.43bn, boosted by growth in its no and low sugar drinks, as the manufacturer strived to reduce sugar content before the sugar tax is introduced in April 2018.

The NHS's planned sugar tax for its hospitals could not be justified, according to BSDA boss

NHS sugar tax not ‘justified’: BSDA boss

By James Ridler

National Health Service (NHS) plans to introduce a sugar soft drinks ban or tax in its hospitals could not be “justified”, according to British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) boss.

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