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The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has come to an end after four months. ©GettyImages/scanrai

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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax officially expires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The sweetened beverage tax in Cook County, Illinois, expired on Friday after four months of “overwhelming and relentless opposition” from retailers, consumers and policy makers.

Premium soft drinks is a particularly attractive opportunity, says Britvic Pic:getty/romanlsaykov

Christmas soft drink demand is set to soar, predicts Britvic

By Rachel Arthur

As people aim to reduce their alcohol consumption, almost half of UK consumers are planning to buy more soft drinks this Christmas, according to Britvic, which is advising operators to prepare for a boom in soft drinks.

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