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US-UK chlorinated chicken row escalates

US-UK chlorinated chicken row escalates

By Aidan Fortune

The debate over chlorinated chicken has increased following a lack of assurance from the UK Government that the process won’t remain banned.

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.

A luxury image can help entice people to try no/low ABV drinks.

How to build a powerful brand in the low and no alcohol category

By Rachel Arthur

The low and no alcohol category is still very young: and as a result brand loyalty is weak. The challenge for brands is to attract and maintain consumers: but there's also an opportunity to build brand loyalty and become a defining brand in the category....

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UK sugar tax has removed 45,000 tonnes of sugar from shelves, says government

Will UK sugar tax be extended to milk drinks?

By Rachel Arthur

The UK government is considering extending its sugar tax to milk drinks: with the announcement made just before the confirmation of Boris Johnson – who has pledged a review of ‘nanny state sin taxes’ – as the country's next Prime Minister.

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Guest article

UK sugar tax: Historic sales shift to sugar-free

By Jack Winkler, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition Policy, London Metropolitan University; and Tam Fry, chair, National Obesity Forum

A historic change in the sales of carbonated soft drinks has taken place since the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) came into force a year ago -- with sugarfree drinks rising, and full sugar products falling.

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