• IRN-BRU maker announces new 100% recycled wrap

    By Vending International on February 22, 2021
    AG Barr is accelerating its journey towards carbon neutrality announcing that all soft drinks consumer multipacks will be wrapped in 100% recycled shrink wrap by the end of 2021. This move alone will save 400 tonnes of virgin plastic a year – that’s the weight of about 250 cars. IRN-BRU is the first of AG Barr’s brands to make the […]
  • Carbonated soft drinks market expands

    By Vending International on February 18, 2021
    The global carbonated soft drink market size is expected to reach $320.1 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2021 to 2028. The demand for carbonated soft drinks is influenced by an increased disposable income, customer preferences, and a growing population. The industry has numerous […]
  • CCEP invests in multi-beverage dispensing company

    By Vending International on December 22, 2020
    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has completed an investment in Lavit, a maker of multi-beverage, counter-top dispensing machines. Using globally patented technology, the Lavit system lets consumers make and pour their drink in seconds, by dispensing a range of cold beverage options “on-demand” at the tap of a button and offering customisation of beverages based on carbonation and flavour. The partnership with Lavit will […]
  • CBD drinks market faces obstacles

    By Vending International on November 11, 2020
    Zenith Global’s new report on the North American CBD Drinks Market charts its recent progress and highlights new obstacles that must now be overcome. Regional retail sales in 2020 are estimated at US$180 million, with US growth much more heavily dependent on an uncertain regulatory environment than any disruption from coronavirus. The Canadian market has been held back by an […]
  • Virtual UK drinks conferences become reality

    By Vending International on September 1, 2020
    Over 150 people have already booked for the virtual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences on 3rd and 4th September. “We had expected everyone to book at the last minute, but more people now realise you can’t have better access to industry leaders and extensive networking any other way,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global, the […]
  • UK water and soft drinks event goes virtual

    By Vending International on July 27, 2020
    The annual UK Water Drinks and Soft Drinks Conferences, in conjunction with the Natural Source Waters Association and British Soft Drinks Association, will both be held online this year, on 3 and 4 September. “After months of separation, September will be a great time to re-connect,” commented Richard Hall, chairman of event organisers Zenith Global.  “We believe we have found […]
  • 2020 InnoBev Awards winners announced

    By Vending International on July 1, 2020
    The winners of the 2020 InnoBev Awards were announced on June 30 during a special online awards ceremony. The fourth annual InnoBev Awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global and attracted over 120 entries from innovators across the worldwide soft drinks industry. The Winners Best Low/No Sugar Drink Shaka Tea – Shaka Tea Best Functional Drink […]
  • ‘Bounce back’ plan for food and drink industry

    By Vending International on June 24, 2020
    A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus. The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow […]
  • InnoBev Awards finalists announced

    By Vending International on June 15, 2020
    The finalists for the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. Organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, the awards celebrate the best in innovation across the global soft drinks industry. This year’s awards attracted over 120 entries worldwide. The finalists and winners have been selected by an eminent panel of independent judges who represent all corners of the global […]
  • Monster energy expands its Espresso Monster RTD coffee range

    By Vending International on December 11, 2019
    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is expanding its Espresso Monster range with the launch of a new flavour – Espresso Salted Caramel, designed to appeal to coffee drinkers and energy drink lovers alike. The new Espresso Monster variant is a combination of real brewed coffee and the Monster energy blend. Available in a premium ‘touch ink’ black 250ml can, the new […]