Press releases

07 April 2021

BSDA teams up with FDF Cymru to flag priority areas for new Welsh Govt

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has partnered with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Cymru to launch what we see as the key priorities for the next Welsh Government. Together, we are calling on the new administration to ch...

24 March 2021

Circularity Scotland appointed as Scotland DRS administrator

Circularity Scotland Limited – of which the British Soft Drinks Association is a member – has been appointed to implement and operate Scotland’s new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The Scottish Government confirmed today...

24 March 2021

BSDA welcomes Defra consultation on DRS

Defra has launched a fresh consultation on introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. BSDA Director General, Gavin Partington, said: “We welcome the UK Government’s launch of...

11 March 2021

BSDA awaits evidence of SDIL's obesity impact

A study published today (11 March) in the British Medical Journal suggests that the impact of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy is likely to lead to considerable public health gains in the future. British Soft Drinks Association Director G...

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...