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Health kick hits Britvic's fizz
Cans of Pepsi
Pepsi is one of the fizzy drinks Britvic produces in the UK
Drinks firm Britvic has said that a more healthy lifestyle in the UK is hitting sales of its fizzy brands.

A cold spell also accounted for sales of carbonated drinks such as Tango and Pepsi falling 7.3% in the UK during the 24 weeks to 19 March.

It comes a month after Britvic shares fell 20% on a warning consumers were no longer buying as many fizzy drinks.

But Britvic said that the speed at which sales of full-sugar drinks were falling may be stabilising.

It said trading was looking better in the still drinks sector, where sales were 1.3% above last year's level.

Britvic is the second-largest fizzy drinks firm in the UK behind Coca-Cola, with a contract to make Pepsi, Robinsons and Tango.


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