Profitime, a leader in the dispenser juice category has made the decision to begin replacing their juices that contain high fructose corn syrup with cane sugar. We are also removing any artificial colors and flavors, replacing them with natural ones. Ed Sullivan (President) stated that “The trend has been clear for some time now that people strongly prefer natural ingredients to artificial ones in their food and beverages. Since we are sensitive to our customer’s needs, we have made the easy decision to provide them with the beverages that they desire. Of course there is an added cost in these ingredients, but it is not a significant one. Our customers may see a bump up in costs on some items however it should be less than 2.5%. The majority of juice concentrates that we make currently do not contain any artificial ingredients so it’s really not a big deal. The largest volume flavors that we will be transitioning before the end of the year are; Passion Orange Guava (POG), Cranberry Juice Cocktail and Lemonade.”