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Lucozade Ribena Suntory opens new £13m line

Lucozade Ribena Suntory opens new £13m line

By Rachel Arthur

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched a new high-speed bottling line at its Coleford, UK, factory: which is capable of filling 55,000 bottles an hour for its Lucozade and Ribena brands.

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Decision bias: Study compares energy drinks to alcohol and drugs

By Nikki Hancocks

Energy drink consumers show the same biased decision-making processes often seen in people addicted to alcohol, tobacco, drugs and chocolate, say researchers, but the amount they drink does not reduce through cognitive modification techniques.

PepsiCo's solar panels at its Purchase, N.Y. headquarters.

PepsiCo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo’s direct operations will soon be powered by 100% renewable energy in the US. “We have entered a decade that will be critical for the future of our planet’s health,” says the beverage and snack giant.

Sales of zero sugar drinks increased by 22 million litres between 2015 and 2018. Pic:getty/andreypopov

Soft drink sugar drops by 29% in the UK

By Rachel Arthur

An Oxford University study has found the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK dropped by 29% between 2015-2018. “Sustained pressure on business, including fiscal measures, has led to a striking reduction,” say the researchers.

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Energy drink ban ‘makes no sense’

By Oliver Morrison

Plans in the UK to ban the sale of energy drinks to teenagers are “unscientific” and “discriminatory” according to a think-tank.

Sugar taxes prompt heated debate around the globe. Pic:getty/helendavies

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Niamh Michail, Gary Scattergood, Flora Southey

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, so we take a spin around the globe to look at some of the markets where taxes have been introduced or are under debate.

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PepsiCo launches 2020 accelerator program

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched its second PepsiCo Greenhouse accelerator program in North America: calling for applications from start-ups which are at the forefront of transformative trends.

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