SOFT DRINKS

  • Britvic launches infused sparkling waters

    By Vending International on April 18, 2018
    With health being a major focus for many consumers, Britvic Soft Drinks has announced the launch of a new range of infused sparkling waters, offering feel-good sparkle that tastes good. Made simply with sparkling water infused with fruity flavours, Aqua Libra offers a drink described as crisp, clean and unsweetened. The new Aqua Libra range is available in a premium 330ml […]
  • The sugar tax is here

    By Vending International on April 6, 2018
    The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, or sugar tax, has come into effect in the government’s attempt to reduce childhood obesity by encouraging manufacturers to cut sugar content in their products. The levy will see result in drinks containing five grams of sugar per 100ml being taxed at 18p per litre, and those with more than eight grams per 100ml being […]
  • Nestlé launches nitrogen infused coffee product in UK

    By Vending International on March 22, 2018
    Nestlé is launching a new product for coffee fans in the UK and Ireland. Nescafé Azera Nitro is a coffee drink infused with nitrogen for a smoother taste. It will be available in Americano or Latte flavours. Upon opening a can of chilled Nescafé Azera Nitro consumers will be treated to the sound that occurs as the nitrogen is released. […]
  • Children’s sugar intake down

    By Vending International on March 21, 2018
    The British Soft Drinks Association has welcomed news from Public Health England’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey which shows sugar intake from soft drinks is down 15% in four to 10 year olds and 11% in 11 to 18 year olds since 2012. Gavin Partington, BSDA Director General, said: “It reflects in large part of the action soft drinks companies […]
  • Wenlock Spring switches to 50% recycled plastic bottles in 2018

    By Vending International on February 20, 2018
    Wenlock Spring is switching to bottles made with 50% recycled plastic content. The company says it is introducing the change before political policy, taxes or green incentives make such measures compulsory. The 50% recycled plastic bottles will launch in April 2018 incorporating a new design showcasing their provenance. As well as being made from recycled plastic, the bottles are also […]
  • Two UK Coca Cola sites to close

    By Vending International on February 7, 2018
    Drinks company Coca-Cola will close two major sites by 2019, a manufacturing site in Milton Keynes and a distribution centre in Northampton. The move will impact 288 jobs. Coca Cola European Partners said the decision was made to help it improve productivity and efficiency. Consultation with its staff has already begun. The facilities at the two sites are going to […]
  • Tax on single use plastic?

    By Vending International on November 24, 2017
    Plastics will be put under scrutiny as the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced plans this week to look into a tax that could help reduce the amount of single use plastic waste. During this week’s Autumn statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the UK wanted to be a ‘world leader in tackling the scourge of plastic littering planet and oceans. He […]
  • Coca-Cola in Western Europe commits to sustainability

    By Vending International on November 21, 2017
    The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched their first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for Western Europe, This is Forward, with new commitments on drinks packaging and society. This is Forward sets out how The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners will address some of the biggest issues in society to meet […]
  • Have your say on the soft drinks levy

    By Vending International on November 3, 2017
    The soft drinks levy, sometimes known as the sugar tax, is a new levy that applies to the production and importation of soft drinks containing added sugar. The levy will apply to the producers and importers of these types of drinks. It will have a lower rate which will apply to added sugar drinks with a total sugar content of […]
  • EVA responds to UNESDA policy to stop sales of sugary drinks in EU schools

    By Vending International on October 25, 2017
    The European soft drinks industry represented by UNESDA recently announced that it will voluntarily stop the sales of drinks containing added sugars to secondary schools across the European Union, affecting more than 50,000 schools and 40 million young people in 28 countries. This pledge maintains and expands UNESDA’s existing policy – first introduced in 2006 – not to sell any […]