Members can follow this link for the latest on Brexit.

Press releases

22 February 2021

BSDA delighted to announce role as founder member of Circularity Scotland

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) is delighted to announce its role as a founder member of Circularity Scotland – a new, not for profit organisation seeking to run Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS). Circularity Sco...

08 February 2021

BSDA backs call for hospitality support

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) is backing industry calls to secure an extension for VAT reduction ahead of the Chancellor's Budget on 3 March. As it stands, the VAT reduction from 20% to 5% introduced last year for hospital...

01 February 2021

Fizz Free February: the facts

Today (1 February) marks the start of the 2021 Fizz Free February campaign. The organisers are promoting the month-long scheme, which encourages consumers to stop drinking carbonated beverages, on a range of health, environmental and sustai...

08 September 2020

The causes of obesity are complicated and multi-faceted

A study published in PLOS Medicine suggests that people buying large amounts of sugary or diet drinks are more likely to have low socio-economic status, be overweight or obese, and buy less healthy food. It also proposes introducing new sugar ta...

25 June 2020

Nichols CEO elected as new BSDA President

Nichols CEO Dr Marnie Millard OBE has been appointed as the new President of the British Soft Drinks Association following election at the BSDA AGM. Dr Millard takes over from Leendert den Hollander, Vice President and General Manager at...

11 June 2020

Drinking fruit juice encourages healthier diet

A new study claims that drinking fruit juice in early years is associated with healthier dietary patterns later in life. A spokesperson for the British Fruit Juice Association, said: “Our own research shows th...

14 May 2020

Juice study findings built on flimsy foundations

A study of more than 100,00 women claims to have found that drinking one or more sugar-sweetened fruit drinks a day increases the risk of cardiovascular disease by 42%. In response, a British Fruit Juice Association spokesperson said:...

16 March 2020

BSDA welcomes amended timetable launch for Scottish DRS

The regulations for the introduction of a deposit return scheme in Scotland have been introduced. In response, British Soft Drinks Association director general Gavin Partington, said: “As strong supporters of a well-designed Depo...

30 January 2020

BSDA welcomes UK Govt commitment to DRS

The Environment Bill has been reintroduced to Parliament with new powers to boost the UK's domestic recycling system, including powers to create a deposit return scheme for drinks containers. The bill was first introduced in Octob...

30 January 2020

Latest figures encapsulate soft drinks sugar reduction work

The soft drinks sector has been reducing sugar content in its products for many years – and the latest figures for the four-year period ending 29 December 2019 show that take-home sugar from soft drinks fell by 30.3% (Kantar Worldpanel). ...