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Tesco And 'Ribena-gate' -- What Next For Sugary Drinks And Supermarkets?

  • The Drum, Thursday, July 30, 2015 9:07 AM

The move by Tesco is part of a much larger drive to show it is engaged in the debate over rising obesity levels and other health implications as the nation's appetite for food that is high in sugar and fat rages. As well as a commitment to remove the sugar content of its own brand of soft drinks by five percent each year, the grocer was also the first to remove all sweets from its checkouts in bid to curb unhealthy impulse buys. 'Ribena-gate' as it has been dubbed, could mark the beginning of a wider industry removal of high-sugar drinks.

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