soft drink

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A generic term for a carbonated beverage—commonly called ‘soda’ or ‘pop’—either artificially sweetened with saccharin or aspartame—average < 5 calories—or glucose, fructose—average 170 calories—purchased in cans or bottles or served from a tap
Adverse effects on health—peer-reviewed data: Carbonation is associated with dental erosion, osteoporosis, increased risk of fractures, and kidney stones; the sweeteners are linked to obesity and increased risk of type 2 diabetes

soft drink

A nonalcoholic beverage, typically carbonated and sweetened.
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These days, softdrink vending machies are installed almost every where even where people least expect them.
In the softdrink business, the small retailer receives and accepts a different level of service from the supplier than larger volume accounts.
While junk food and softdrink brands and leading restaurants are known to put up stalls at puja venues, of late, several kinds of businesses, including automobile giants such as Hyundai and Toyota, have begun marketing their products at pandals.
There are a few other tips you can follow to help cure a hangover: drink a glass of milk, stick to clear alcohols like gin or mix your drink with a bit of softdrink. Of course, water before going to bed helps too.
That means although Lucas does have promotions with Pepsico's Fritos and General Mills lined up, most such fast-food and softdrink deals are gone.
Softdrink sales, anchored by the hugely popular Guarana, rose by an even more impressive 9.6%.
In addition to supplying cans to softdrink producers, the company said it currently supplies about 40 percent of the A-B Van Nuys brewery from its existing plant in Carson, CA.
(33.2 percent market share) have all but begged Wal-Mart not to get into the softdrink business.
A 7-year-old boy died Thursday after accidentally drinking silver cleaner placed in a softdrink bottle, Makati police said.
Softdrink packaging growth also will lag behind recent years with only 4.2% annual growth, causing this market to add only 206.2 million lb of PET resin consumption.
Patrick Stokes, president of Anheuser-Busch, said the company has already begun to share the new design and technology with other beverage companies, including softdrink companes, to encourage widespread adoption of the new cans.