Label Alert: Over 3/4 of Aussies feel food and drink companies should make it easier to understand how much sugar is in their products.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) in Australia are under continued pressure as consumers reconsider their sugar intake, new research shows.
Research by global market intelligence agency Mintel shows that total volume sales of Australia’s CSD category are expected to decline 2.3 per cent in 2017. CSD sales in 2016 dipped 4.7 per cent from 2014.
Mintel research indicates that negative sentiments towards sugar have driven many Australians to reconsider their sugar intake. One in three survey respondents said they limit the amount of sugar or sugar substitutes in their diets, while three in 10 avoid items with sweeteners. As many as three in five Australians said they are limiting their consumption of sugar and sugar substitutes in an effort to watch their weight, while over half do so because of health concerns, such as the worry of developing diabetes.
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