April 28, 2008 / 11:16 AM / 9 years ago

Cott Corp swings to loss in first quarter

(Figures in U.S. dollars unless noted)

TORONTO, April 28 (Reuters) - Cott Corp (BCB.TO) COT.N swung to a loss in the first quarter, pinched by weaker sales and a slow turnaround in the United States, the soft drink maker said on Monday.

Cott, the world’s biggest producer of private label soft drinks, lost $20.7 million, or 29 cents a share, in the quarter. That compares to a profit of $4.8 million, or 7 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier.

$1=$1.01 Canadian Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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