All news articles for January 2020

Action on Sugar surveyed pre-mixed / packaged G&Ts in retail. Pic:getty/numoalmeida

Gin & sugar? High levels of hidden sugar in pre-mixed alcohol drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Popular RTD cocktails and pre-mixed spirits contain ‘unnecessarily high and hidden sugar and calories’, according to UK campaign group Action on Sugar. It says such drinks should reformulate in line with the parameters set out by the sugar tax - or else...

Dare motivational shake pack shot

Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

Doctor creates motivational shake to replace empty-calorie coffees

By Nikki Hancocks

An emergency medicine doctor has founded his own brand selling a nutritionally boosted plant-based ‘motivational’ protein shake offering a replacement for "empty-calorie" coffees and additive-filled snacks.

As in other markets, Coca-Cola is expanding its presence in France beyond soda. Pic:getty/rez-art

Coca-Cola to invest $1.1bn in France

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company will invest a billion euros ($1.1bn) in France over the next five years, which will help expand bottling capacity, modernize plants and introduce new products.

PepsiCo's solar panels at its Purchase, N.Y. headquarters.

PepsiCo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo’s direct operations will soon be powered by 100% renewable energy in the US. “We have entered a decade that will be critical for the future of our planet’s health,” says the beverage and snack giant.

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