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March 5, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Packaging gives Crystal Light liquid a boost
    Kraft is expanding its line of water enhancers with Crystal Light liquid concentrates, in palm-sized bottles with bright graphics on shrink-sleeve labels. “The Crystal Light Liquid packaging embodies the brand personality -- optimistic, vibrant, and lighthearted -- to appeal to women who want to enjoy the delicious flavor of their favorite drinks, without the calories,” said Russell Dyer, Kraft's associate director for corporate affairs, beverages. Packaging World magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mondelez sells Asia-Pacific distribution back to Dr Pepper
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group is acquiring from Mondelez International distribution rights in seven Asia-Pacific countries. The deal covers Snapple in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea; and Mott's, Mr & Mrs T, Clamato, Mistic, Holland House and Yoo-hoo in Australia. Drinks Business Review (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Metromint joins Crystal Geyser Water portfolio
    Crystal Geyser Water has entered a sales licensing agreement with Soma Beverage for its Metromint zero-calorie bottled waters. "Soma Beverage Company's strength is innovation and product development, and it made sense to leverage these qualities to further serve our customers' needs," said Doug MacLean, CEO of Crystal Geyser Water. Drinks Business Review (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Zero-calorie Rob’s Fizz to debut
    Rob's Fizz, a line of calorie-free sparkling drinks, will be introduced at the Natural Products Expo West by Rob’s Really Good Beverages. The drinks, sweetened with erythritol, monk fruit extract and organic stevia extract, will be offered in Tart Cherry, Grapefruit and Coconut Pineapple varieties. (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Dinnertime rules can backfire, dietitian says
    Requiring children to clean their plate or to eat their vegetables sends the wrong message about healthy foods and can backfire on parents, nutrition experts say. Registered dietitian Kristi King says a better approach is creative negotiation, which involves including children in the decisions and making sure they see their parents enjoying healthy foods. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Grape extract could reverse kidney damage
    Eating extract of grape seeds and skin could counter the kidney damage caused by high-fat diets, a study with rats indicates. In the study, rats were fed a high-fat diet to induce kidney damage, which was reversed in the rats that consumed the extract. NutraIngredients (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Do you have facts on sustainability or just opinions?
    Getting sustainability right is difficult because "everybody's got opinions, but most of us don't have really great facts," says Kim Jeffrey, former CEO of Nestlé Waters North America. That makes it hard to plan effective strategies or to promote them. "Things we do that we think are intuitively right, sometimes have the reverse impact from an environmental standpoint," Jeffrey says. (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Milo's Hamburgers, Famous Tea are together again
    Milo's Famous Tea is once again being served at Milo's Hamburgers restaurants after the separately owned companies settled a dispute over branding rights. "Milo's Famous Tea is back in its natural place -– on the same table with a Milo's burger," said Tom Dekle, president of Milo's Hamburgers. "The natural order of things has been restored." American City Business Journals/Birmingham (3/4) 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
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