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November 19, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Coca-Cola sets sights on Chile growth
    Coca-Cola said it will invest $1.3 billion in Chile through 2016, including investment in a newly opened bottling plant in Renca. "For more than 66 years we have contributed to the progress of the country and will continue to do so with enthusiasm and conviction," said CEO Muhtar Kent. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Holiday coffees, teas now available from Peet’s
    Peet's Coffee & Tea is selling Holiday Blend coffee with notes of cocoa and baking spices, and Holiday Breakfast Blend black tea, with Darjeeling, Keemun and Yunnan gold-tipped leaf. The company is also selling Winter Solstice, a black tea with spices, vanilla and citrus; and Good Hope Spice Blend, an herbal tea. Drinks Business Review (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Holiday flavors move in new directions
    Restaurants and food-makers are introducing unusual limited-time items for the holidays, including Pringles chips in a White Chocolate Peppermint flavor and Jones Soda in Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Sugar Plum and Pear Tree varieties. A Gingerbread Cookie Sundae is available at Burger King, and a Gingerbread Shake, with or without Jim Beam, is sold at Red Robin restaurants. USA Today (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vending machine rewards dance moves with free Coke
    A Coca-Cola vending machine in South Korea encourages shoppers to break into a high-speed dance, and rewards the best efforts by dispensing a free bottle of Coke. The goal for the dancers is to mimic the pre-recorded dance moves of the popular band 2PM. The Inquisitr (11/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Can you turn canned food into a gourmet meal?
    Canning was invented in response to an 18th-century challenge by Napoleon Bonaparte, who was looking for a way to keep food safe and portable for his armies. Today, practical aspects of canned food keep it popular, while chefs increasingly are showing cash-strapped consumers how to create culinary masterpieces by opening a few cans. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • CDC data show sharp increase in U.S. diabetes rates
    The number of diabetes cases increased by 50% or more in 42 U.S. states, and by 100% or more in 18 states, between 1995 and 2010, a study in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report indicated. Southern and Appalachian states showed the highest increases. Ann Albright of the CDC said rates will keep rising "until effective interventions and policies are implemented to prevent both diabetes and obesity." Reuters (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • ABA supports public recycling program
    The ABA is funding Recycle on the Go, a pilot program in Palm Beach County, Fla., that encourages recycling in partnership with the local government. "The Recycle on the Go program is simply another way for us to encourage residents in Palm Beach County -- and throughout the nation -- to reduce, reuse and recycle," said ABA president and CEO Susan Neely. "We are honored to be a part of this collaboration with local government, and we look forward to expanding public recycling opportunities like this nationwide." Packaging Digest (11/16) 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
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