• Crafting the future of soft drinks

    By Vending International on January 18, 2019
    ‘Crafting the Future’ is the theme for the next UK Soft Drinks Conference on May 15 in central London, because consumers want to identify more personally with what they drink, and more people are seeking adult tastes without alcohol. The event will be opened by Tim Warrillow, chief executive officer of Fever-Tree. Major players will also be strongly represented including the […]
  • Plan to ban the plastic straw

    By Vending International on October 29, 2018
    The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to protect our rivers and seas. The plan is subject to a consultation launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. In England, it is estimated that annually we use 4.7 billion plastic straws, 316 million plastic stirrers and 1.8 billion plastic-stemmed cotton buds. An estimated 10% […]
  • Shmoo switches to paper straws

    By Vending International on October 22, 2018
    In a bid to help reduce waste created by single-use plastics, Shmoo has decided to part ways with plastic straws from the end of this year. Karen Green, marketing manager at Aimia Foods said: “To be able to do our bit in terms of helping the environment, whilst supporting a local business, is something that the Shmoo team is tremendously […]
  • Global aseptic packaging to grow 16% by 2022

    By Vending International on October 3, 2018
    The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to 152 billion litres in 347 billion packs during 2017, according to the new Global Aseptic Packaging report from food and drinks consultancy Zenith Global and packaging experts Warrick Research. Volumes have risen by 2.7% a year since 2012, with South East Asia achieving the fastest annual growth rate of 7%, followed […]
  • Unesda drive to make plastic packaging sustainable

    By Vending International on September 24, 2018
    The European soft drinks association, Unesda, has announced a set of EU-wide ambitions to make the sector’s plastic packaging more sustainable. The ambitions aim to contribute towards building a circular model for plastic packaging by improving its recyclability, recycled content, collection, and reuse. Beverage packaging is the most collected packaging in the EU and large soft drinks companies have been instrumental […]
  • Real milkshake at the touch of a button

    By Vending International on August 3, 2018
    With the ‘milkshake market’ booming (flavoured milk was up by more than £15m to £156.7m in 2017) and a new wave of millennials fuelling the rapid growth of the Grab and Go sector, Rich Products – a supplier of frozen food and beverages – has launched the a self-serve milkshake solution in the UK. Offering leisure operators the opportunity to boost revenue, f’real […]
  • 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 […]