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  • Cadbury Schweppes plans to introduce 7Up Plus today, a low-calorie soft drink with fruit juice, calcium, vitamin C, pink coloring and berry flavoring.

    "It's a healthy version of the soft drink, and it's got great flavor and taste," according to Randy Gier, 7Up executive vice president of marketing. "They can have a soft drink and feel better about drinking it."

  • In the UK, Sainsbury has acquired the Jacksons chain of 114 convenience stores, giving the company more than 250 c-stores in total.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed,

  • In Japan, Tesco’s C-Two Network reportedly is acquiring Fre’c, a privately owned supermarket chain of some 23 stores, which will give Tesco a total of about 100 in Japan.

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