Coca-Cola and Britvic have responded to the government’s plans to introduce a sugar tax on all soft drinks by the end of 2018, stating that the decision is “extremely disappointing”.
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed a sugar levy will be introduced on all soft drinks by the end of 2018.
Jamie Oliver has issued a damning indictment on the state of the food and drinks industry’s attempts to tackle childhood obesity, saying it is barely managing to get the basics right and that brands need to take more risks to make eating healthy food “cool” and come up with a holistic approach to meet the challenge.
Despite the government announcing a delay to new HFSS multibuy and advertising rules, changes to in-store display rules are set to go ahead. These will have a major impact on affected brands, say analysts.
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New research shows a strong correlation between the personal reputation of CEOs and that of their brands, particularly in founder-led businesses.
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