WHITBREAD has struck a deal to sell the Costa Coffee chain to Coca-Cola for £3.9 billion.
A new tax on sugary soft drinks is now in force across the UK.
COCA-COLA have blamed the new sugar tax for charging more for smaller bottles of Coke.
A health chief is urging Coca-Cola not to offer children sugary drinks as its festive truck visits Glasgow this weekend.
Coca-Cola has launched a $1 million (£780,100) competition to find an alternative to sugar which can be safely used to sweeten food and drinks.