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Tesco started its efforts to reduce sugar in soft drinks in 2011. Pic:iStock/bogdandreava

Tesco reduces sugar in own brand soft drinks

By Rachel Arthur

UK supermarket giant Tesco has reduced the sugar content in its own brand soft drink portfolio, with the reformulated beverages hitting the shelves this week. 

Sweeteners face slow growth prospects in Europe and US

Sweeteners face slow growth prospects in Europe and US

By Nathan Gray

Changes in consumer behaviour are having major impact on demand for high-intensity sweeteners globally, with Europe and the US facing the prospect of slower growth while demand remains strong in Asia and South America, says IHS.

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

'Visualization' of the structure of sucralose (Picture Copyright: Christopher Chen/Flickr)

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stevia and sucralose are the best natural and non-natural sweeteners on the US market, according to one beverage developer, with savvy formulators able to iron out the former’s aftertaste issues.

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