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Press releases

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 sugar consumption from soft drinks fell by 30.3% (Kantar Worldpanel)....

29 January 2020

BSDA challenges study's marketing and caffeine claims on energy drinks

A new study has questioned the dangers of excessive energy drink consumption, and also called into question the "powerful marketing" by energy drink brands. In response, British Soft Drinks Association Director General Gavin Parti...

20 January 2020

The soft drinks take on Sugar Awareness Week

Sugar Awareness Week was launched today (20 January) by the campaign group Action on Sugar. It is described as an opportunity to celebrate the success of food industry, government and NGOs in removing sugar from food and drink items, a...

15 January 2020

Soft drinks companies made big sugar reduction strides pre-levy

A new Oxford University claims that sustained pressure on business, including using fiscal measures, led to a striking reduction in the sugar content of soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018. In response, British Soft Drinks...