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UK unveils sugar tax; shares of soft-drink makers fall by over 5%

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Companies that profit from Britain's sweet tooth plunged as the UK unveiled a sugar tax, a surprise move that adds another burden to food and beverage companies grappling with marketing restrictions and a shift towards healthier fare.

Soft-drink makers Britvic plc and AG

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