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Wegmans discontinuing ‘WPOP’, it’s popular soda brand, amid health concerns

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Wegmans, the well-known grocery chain, announced on Wednesday its decision to discontinue “WPOP,” its store-brand soda, citing concerns about artificial ingredients like aspartame and high fructose corn syrup.

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The company stated that the soda doesn’t align with its “Our Food You Feel Good About” banner, which advocates for no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. In its commitment to helping customers pursue healthier lifestyles, Wegmans emphasized the importance of trust in its brand products.

Doctors highlight potential health effects from ingredients like aspartame, such as gastric distress and migraines.

WPOP has been a staple in Wegmans stores since the 1990s.