Capri-Sun range moves to nothing artificial

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Capri-Sun No Added Sugar will now include Stevia, a sweetener from a natural source.

The brand will be supported by a £6 million marketing investment spanning television and social media, as well as in-store materials to help shoppers navigate the kid drinks fixture. and packaging redesign opportunity for retailers to tap into parents’ top purchase driver: products with natural ingredients.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that its entire Capri-Sun portfolio is now free from artificial ingredients, following the reformulation of its Capri-Sun No Added Sugar range.

The product will now include Stevia, a plant-based sweetener in combination with natural fruit sugars. The new recipe maintains the same taste but with no artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners or preservatives, making it soft-drinks-tax exempt.

This means the Capri-Sun range will be made using 100 per cent of ingredients from natural sources, to help retailers meet the growing demand for more natural options in the kids’ drinks market, with 70 per cent of parents looking to avoid products that contain anything artificial.

Capri-Sun, which is currently worth more than £62 million and is the no.1 branded kids drink in GB, will highlight its “Nothing Artificial” credentials with a packaging refresh across its portfolio, making it easier for parents to shop the category and get the products they want.

Simon Harrison, Vice President, Commercial Development at CCEPGB, said: “Our research has shown that shoppers are confused at point of purchase and are concerned about the sugar content and artificial ingredients in kids drinks. Capri-Sun’s move to nothing artificial will help simplify the shopping experience whilst still delivering the same great fruity taste that families love and that has become synonymous with Capri-Sun, the number one kids’ drinks brand in GB.”

The Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Nothing Artificial range includes Orange and Apple & Blackcurrant.