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Sugar Not So Sweet

The Chancellor's latest budget announcing the sugar tax is sure to have a profound effect on our industry.

Has he fired the starting gun on a big move by consumers away from soft drinks to more 'healthy' options? If so how will this affect independent stores, which rely heavily on the soft drinks category? And how will this impact on the product range?

Our intelligence suggests that the major suppliers are looking closely at product reformulation. How will they ensure that these new healthier options maintain and build volume sales for the trade? What are your customers saying and how would you like to see these products adjusted?

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