Brands could face a new sugar tax and restrictions on marketing sugary foods from January, but some are already showing the best response is to offer healthier options that research shows consumers want.
The food and drink industry has rejected calls from Public Health England (PHE) to introduce tighter marketing regulations around sugary products, including the controversial “sugar tax” that would see an increase in the price of high sugar products.
Jamie Oliver has joined forces with Leon to take action on sugary drinks and is urging other brands to do more to improve public health.
The latest IPA Bellwether Report shows small signs of improvement compared to the “nadir for UK marketing budgets” seen during the second quarter, but the devastating effects of Covid-19 continue to be felt across all sectors.
Greenpeace wants to take on the meat industry in the same way it took on fossil fuel companies to create the link between its actions and climate change.
Google might have an 80% share of the search market, but as the investigation by the US Department of Justice will no doubt show there are now many more ways people find information online.
Corporate-NGO partnerships have become increasingly important as brands seek to live up to their purpose during a year characterised by Covid-19 and global calls for social justice.