Soft Drinks

How can you make your brand stand out to supermarket buyers? Starting now will help you get ahead. Pic:getty/lightfieldstudios

How to prepare now to ensure your drinks brand is a success in 2021

By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations

There's a lot of competition on beverage shelves, and soft drinks buyers do range reviews at the start of the new year. To be successful with your drinks brand in 2021 you need to start preparing now, writes Richard Horwell of F&B marketing and...

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A future of fizz or going flat? The soft drinks industry post-2020

By Danielle Jackson, Strategic Planner, ZEAL Creative

The soft drinks category has been working through a challenging year. Danielle Jackson, strategic planner at UK brand activation marketing agency ZEAL Creative, asks what lessons the industry can learn and take into 2021.

A growing population, competition for resources and environmental pressures are changing the Indian consumer. Pic: Getty/Arindam Ghosh

Familiar Western megatrends drive India's beverage industry

By Beth Newhart

India’s economy is shifting to a strong middle class, giving rise to more premium, ethical and personalized products. Beverage brands are adapting to these trends similar to what’s popular in Western markets.

Aluminum cups for concessions launch in US sport stadiums

Aluminum cups for concessions launch in US sport stadiums

By Beth Newhart

International packaging company Ball Corporation is bringing its recyclable aluminum cups to the Pepsi Center in Denver this fall, as an alternative to single use paper and plastic used for beer and soft drinks.

Carbonated soft drinks, water, coffee, energy drinks and sports drinks are the top beverages in c-stores. Pic: Getty/Sarah Casillas

Convenience store beverage purchases rise in the US

By Beth Newhart

Convenience store and gas station shopping habits for US consumers are analysed in GasBuddy’s 2019 C-Store Beverage Study, showing more impulse buys and higher demand for bottled water.

“The most significant area of growth is bottled water. Many consumers now seek it in preference to high sugar carbonates. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kwangmoozaa

Top beverage megabrands struggle against sugar

By Beth Newhart

The top 100 global megabrands have been revealed by Euromonitor, with beverage-forward brands taking four of the top ten. But overall soft drink sales have been stagnant thanks to shifting public opinion on sugar, affecting brand loyalty.

Beverage entrepreneurs: Boom-time for Malaysia's Hausboom

Malaysia’s Hausboom has taken off across Asia and Europe.

Boom-time for burgeoning brand from Asia’s fizzy drinks backwater

By Richard Whitehead

Sitting in a cafe in Saudi Arabia, Azri Zahier came to a realisation. All around him, people were guzzling fizzy drinks. These, he noticed, were not local beverages, or even ones made elsewhere in the Gulf. They were from Thailand.

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