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November 21, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • MissionRoot wins Whole Foods distribution
    Twenty Whole Foods stores in New England are now carrying MissionRoot, a beverage with fruits and herbs used in the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda. "Even though I'm Indian and grew up in an Indian home, I ignored my heritage and didn't realize all the goodness that came from my Indian roots until I was in my early twenties," said MissionRoot founder Soham Patel. "I started MissionRoot because I wanted to incorporate that goodness into everyday living in America." (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Water category flows in new directions
    Companies selling bottled water are pushing the category in new directions, such as GoodBelly, which sells water with probiotics, and Dasani's recent launch of its Dasani Drops water enhancer. Functional and enhanced drinks continue to gain popularity with consumers who "realize there's more to drinking plain water than just hydration," said Michael Salaman, CEO and founder of Skinny Nutritional Corp. (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nepali Tea Traders to sell Nepal-grown tea in U.S.
    Starting in 2013, a new company, Nepali Tea Traders, will sell 20 varieties of tea grown in Nepal to consumers and wholesalers. "We are working to ensure fair wages, sustainable environmental practices and responsible working conditions for our farmers and tea workers -- and doing far more," said founder and CEO Maggie Le Beau. Drinks Business Review (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Portola debuts Seventh Tea Bar
    Portola Coffee is opening its first Seventh Tea Bar in December, with the goal of turning the concept into a national chain. The tea bar will sell hot and cold teas from around the world, food that pairs well with tea, and loose-leaf tea. Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Study: Children in poorer areas have higher obesity risk
    A study in Social Science & Medicine found children living in middle-class areas were 17% more likely to become obese, while those in poor communities had a 28% increased risk of obesity, compared with children in more affluent neighborhoods. Neighborhood-wide initiatives as well as individual-level programs are needed to help address childhood obesity in the country, researchers said. HealthDay News (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vegetables find their place on the dessert tray
    Vegetables increasingly are used in desserts beyond carrot cake and sweet potato pie, according to Food Technology magazine, which says the trend has led to treats such as tomato sorbet and chocolate-beet baked goods. Vegetables can be used in place of some high-fat ingredients and offer a natural alternative to artificial colorings. United Press International (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Survey: 80% to spend same or more this holiday season
    In a survey, nearly 80% of shoppers said they will spend the same amount as last year or more over the holiday season, which includes Thanksgiving and Christmas. "Shoppers are realistic. They may have bigger expenses, may have less income, but they want the holiday season to be special," said John Ross, president of Inmar Analytics, which conducted the survey of 500 shoppers. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday have not been major shopping days for grocery retailers in the past, 61% of those surveyed said they would be interested if grocery stores offered deals on those days. Progressive Grocer (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • ABA announces new member
    ABA would like to welcome new member O.N.E. World Enterprises of Los Angeles, Calif. Please join us in welcoming them! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The ABA tweets: Follow us on Twitter
    Now you can follow the ABA on Twitter! We keep you updated daily on the latest beverage industry news and bring you the information you need. Follow us today @Ameribev. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief will not publish Thursday and Friday
    In observance of Thanksgiving in the U.S., SmartBrief will not be published Thursday and Friday. Publication will resume Monday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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