May 2, 2012 / 12:17 PM / 5 years ago

Cott profit falls on higher commodity costs

May 2 (Reuters) - Canadian soft drink maker Cott Corp reported a 13 percent fall in first-quarter profit as costs for commodities such as fruit and fruit concentrates and sweeteners rose.

Net income attributed to Cott Corp fell to $5.9 million, or 6 cents per share, from $6.8 million, or 7 cents per share, a year ago.

Revenue at the private label beverage maker fell 2 percent to $523.8 million.

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