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SPAR UK Brand soft drinks range reduces sugar content by 10%

March 21, 2016 IN THE CATEGORY: Health, Own Brand and Suppliers, Responsible retailing

  • SPAR UK Brand soft drinks range reduces sugar content by 10%

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SPAR UK has made some fantastic improvements to its soft drinks range in time for summer 2016 – including removing 51.6 tonnes of sugar from across the range. This incredible reduction equates to 206 million calories, thanks to SPAR’s thorough review and reformulation of its own label soft drinks range.

As part of the refresh to the range, SPAR UK has rebranded its American Cola to Classic Cola, and reduced its sugar content by 10%. This change will help make sure SPAR UK Brand Cola has a clear place in the market alongside the big brands.

SPAR UK has also revamped its successful Blue Bear energy drink range, with a brand new look and feel to the drink, as well as a 10% reduction in sugar. The Blue Bear has also been enhanced with two new flavour additions – Apple Sourz and Cherry Sourz.

Finally, SPAR’s Sparkling Water range is getting a refresh, with new labels and a new addition to the 1ltr range: Lemon and Lime 1ltr. Lemon and Lime is the number one flavour in the waters marketplace, outperforming other flavours by twice as many sales, making this a key addition to the SPAR Brand range.

Susan Darbyshire, SPAR UK Brand Director, said: “The amount of sugar in soft drinks is becoming an increasing concern for our customers, and as a responsible retailer it is important that we respond to these concerns.

So we are making these improvements to make sure our own label offering is competitive, modern and adapts to the changing market and consumer shopping habits. Our SPAR Brand soft drinks covers 69 products in 18 sub categories. All these changes, along with keeping our pricing clear and competitive, will help entice even more shoppers into our own label range, boosting sales and profit for our retailers,” she said.