Soft Drink Prices Are Inflated
Landlords have been criticised for charging 'hugely inflated' prices for soft drinks.
Trading standards officials found pubs charging up to pounds 2.25 for a small bottle of water, pounds 1.70 for half a pint of Coke and pounds 1.65 for a small orange juice.
In Birmingham, landlords were found to be charging up to pounds 1.35 for half a pint of orange squash compared with just 10p in Northumberland.
The findings come in the run-up to Christmas when motorists are urged to leave their car at home if they go out drinking.
Diane Telford, from the Trading Standards Institute, said: 'Our colleagues in the police are currently waging their annual …
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Publication information: Article title: Soft Drink Prices Are Inflated. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 13, 2003. Page number: 4. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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