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March 11, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Dairy processors brew coffee and tea tie-ins
    Consumers turn to coffee and tea for the flavor, energy boost and health benefits, and companies can take advantage of the popular beverages as ingredients in other products, ingredients suppliers say. "Teas and coffees are flavoring spoonable and drinkable yogurts and healthy smoothies, ice creams, gelatos, dips and spreadable cheeses and, in their most exotic expressions, dairy-based sauces and soups," said Greg Robertson, president and founder of Teawolf. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chia\Vie teams with L.A. Libations
    L.A. Libations is investing in Chia\Vie, which makes smoothies with ground chia seeds. "We love the brand, the management team, we love the fact that it’s shelf-stable and that it’s a ground chia product because it’s a more embraceable mouth-feel," said Danny Stepper, co-founder of L.A. Libations. (3/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Product launches build on proven brands
    Companies at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference appeared to be taking fewer risks, launching items that are a revamp of existing products. Kraft Foods Group, for example, is introducing additional flavors of Oscar Mayer bologna; Procter & Gamble is expanding the Bounty line with DuraTowel; and Campbell Soup is launching Bolthouse Farms Baby Carrot ShakeDowns, with flavoring that can be added to baby carrots. Reuters (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research chefs play integral role in food product development
    Food manufacturers, aware of consumers' growing culinary savvy and interest in authentic ethnic meals, have hired chefs to help produce new products to release to their entire market or tailored for specific customers. "I'm actively involved in bringing new product concepts from my research, dining experiences or from experimenting in the test kitchen," said Joe Ascoli, research chef at Kettle Cuisine Inc. "I then take the lead in shaping those concepts into bench-top prototypes for testing and evaluating, and am an active participant in gathering operator and consumer feedback." Food Processing (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Children's diets may be swayed by celebrities
    Children were more likely to eat snack foods endorsed by celebrities, even when the celebrity was seen in a context other than the advertisement, according to a U.K. study to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Children did not consume any less of snack foods that were not endorsed by celebrities, indicating that endorsers' influence contributed to overeating, researchers said. (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  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
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