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The drinks company has followed the likes of Ribena into the ice cream market

Lucozade and Ribena to cut sugar content in products in drive to cut obesity

Soft drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena have pledged to reduce the sugar in some products as part of the Government's efforts to cut obesity rates.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 9 January 2013

Samsung rings up more huge profits

Nichols keeps its fizz after defying drag from the weather

The Vimto and Sunkist soft drinks maker Nichols saw its shares fizz up yesterday after it said it would beat City forecasts despite last year's dire weather.

Barr fizzes with success before merger

AG Barr has served up a refreshing set of figures ahead of its planned £1.5bn merger with Britvic.

Claire Beale on Advertising: Fizz is forced out of Soda Stream ads

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Britvic is hurt by recall of Fruit Shoot

Profits have tumbled at Britvic, the maker of the Robinsons brand, after it suffered a hit from the recall of its Fruit Shoot children's drink and the wet summer weather in the UK.

Sodastream causes an ad-break fizz with its soft-drinks takedown

Who knew SodaStream even existed 20 years after the machine in my kitchen gave me a semblance of (relative) playground cool that never returned?

Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Ronald Wayne decided to get out just two weeks after Apple was registered for business'

Who knew that Apple – the technology firm, not the record label – had its very own fifth Beatle? The Stu Sutcliffe to Steve Jobs's Lennon and Steve Wozniak's McCartney is Ronald Wayne, now 78 and living alone in a bungalow in Nevada from where he supplements his social security payments by selling stamps and old coins.

AG Barr and Britvic merger will shed 500 jobs

Up to 500 staff will lose their jobs over the next three years after AG Barr's £1.5bn merger with struggling Britvic, the two companies admitted today.

500 staff – and Britvic chief – face axe in merger with AG Barr

Up to 500 staff will lose their jobs over the next three years after AG Barr's £1.5bn merger with struggling Britvic, the companies have admitted.

500 jobs go after AG Barr's £1.5 billion merger with struggling rival Britvic

Up to 500 staff will lose their jobs over the next three years following AG Barr’s £1.5 billion merger with struggling rival Britvic, the two companies admitted today.

Soft drinks firms Britvic and AG Barr in £1.4bn merger

Drinks brands Robinsons squash and Irn-Bru are to be poured into the same company after their makers unveiled a £1.4 billion merger deal today.

A new report raises concerns about Afghan troops drinking too many high energy drinks

Energy-drinking troops experience sleepiness on the job

US service members in Afghanistan battle zones who consumed three or more caffeine-charged energy drinks a day were prone to sleepiness and dozing off while on guard duty, according to a report.

Girl dies after drinking cans of Monster

When it's late and you want a pick-me-up, a hyper-caffeinated energy drink might appeal more than an espresso. But their makers face a serious setback, as the United States' Food and Drug Agency (FDA) is investigating links between Monster, which contains three times more caffeine than an 8-ounce can of Red Bull, and the deaths of five people in the last year.

<p><b>Foo Fighters</b>: Nominated for international group.</p>
<p>Former-Nirvana-drummer-turned-legendary-rock-n-roll-frontman Dave Grohl and co released their seventh studio album <i>Wasting Light</i> in April last year. The 11 Grammy Award-winning band walked away with five out of six awards they were nominated for this year, only losing out to fellow Brit nominee Adele in the album of the year category.</p>

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