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Britvic has warned its profits could be stifled by a rapid and unprecedented hike in raw material costs. In a trading update today, the Robinsons maker said it had been hit particularly hard by increased prices of polyethylene terephthalate, used in its plastic bottles.
Britvic is hoping to inject some fizz back into the on-the-go carbonates category by putting Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, 7Up Free and Tango into 600ml bottles.
Britvic is pouring J2O into lighter bottles for a more eco-friendly edge. The weight of the new bottles, which hit shelves next week, had been cut by 20g to 180g and would help save around 4,000 tonnes of glass every year the equivalent...
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