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Britvic signs PepsiCo deal to widen Fruit Shoot distribution in the US

Soft drinks maker Britvic has signed a 15-year bottling deal with PepsiCo Americas Beverages to expand the distribution of Fruit Shoot drink in 41 states next year, up from its current 32.

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John “Bud” Hawk was a US Army sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Normandy campaign during the Second World War. On 20 August 1944 he was manning a light machine-gun near Chambois, a critical point in the encirclement of Germans that became known as the Falaise Pocket.

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New yuzu fruit 'superfood' goes on sale in Waitrose

Juice from a Japanese citrus fruit hailed as the next superfood because of its level of vitamin C is to go on sale in UK supermarkets.

A new research says a meat-based diet containing too much acid increases diabetes risk

Meaty diets linked to diabetes, study shows

A meat-based diet containing too much acid increases diabetes risk, research has shown.

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