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January 17, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Steaz transitions to green tea base
    Beverage maker Steaz will soon brew all of its organic, fair trade tea drinks with a green tea base, the company said. "We recognize that consumers are increasingly conscious about what's in their beverages, and we want to provide the healthiest, best-tasting green tea-based beverages," said executive chairman Jay Garnett. The brand currently makes two beverages that are not green tea-based. The Gourmet Retailer (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

  Health and Nutrition 
 
  • Study ties family behaviors to weight control in children
    A study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology found children and their families who either followed the Positively Fit program or a brief family intervention program with a dietitian lost weight from pre-intervention to post-intervention and at one year. Family engagement is key to encouraging healthier eating and exercise behaviors in children, a researcher said. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Environment Watch 
 
  • Tea sustainability project moves into 2nd phase
    Tea 2030, the sustainability project created by Tata Global Beverages, Unilever, Yorkshire Tea and Finlays, will bring together stakeholders from across the tea industry to share perspectives and identify risks and opportunities. The project, now in its second phase, also includes the Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade International and several other organizations with a stake in the tea industry. Environmental Leader (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Marketing Report 
 
  • BevMo! debuts mobile coupon system
    Retailer BevMo! showed off a mobile coupon system at the National Retail Federation's annual conference this week, and will start testing the system at one of its 130 stores in the next month. Customers receive manufacturer coupons to their smartphones and redeem them at the register by scanning a QR code. "The CPGs love it -- they get their data faster. And it meets consumer needs and helps us move product," said executive Bob Graham. Supermarket News (free registration) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • FTC's POM ruling applies drug standard to food advertisers
    Apparently drinking pomegranate juice cannot help people "cheat death," according to the Federal Trade Commission, which ruled that POM Wonderful must back off some of the health claims in its ads. More important than the ruling itself is the new standard: Health-treatment claims must be backed up by two clinical trials, the same standard that applies to drugmakers. "This order ignores what $35 million of peer-reviewed scientific research, centuries of traditional medicine and plain common sense have taught us: Antioxidant-rich pomegranate products are good for you," POM's owners countered. The Wall Street Journal (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • 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
  SmartQuote 
Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object; unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view."
--Joseph Addison,
British writer and politician


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