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March 14, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • More products, people at Expo West
    This year's Natural Products Expo West broke records with an estimated 63,000 visitors and more than 2,300 companies showcasing their products. Beverages with health claims and energy benefits, including ones containing chia, coconut water, stevia and tea, were among the most prevalent. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • XYIENCE wins Safeway distribution
    More than 1,400 Safeway stores nationwide will carry XYIENCE's Xenergy Mango Guava and Cherry Lime drinks. "Our relationship with Safeway means a tremendous increase in visibility nationwide, especially in the Southern California region where Safeway has a high concentration of stores," said Reuben Rios, vice president of sales. (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Food companies and parents must partner, first lady says
    First lady Michelle Obama praised food companies that are helping turn the tide on childhood obesity and urged companies to continue to work to make it easier for parents to make better food choices for their children. "It’s also about companies realizing that marketing healthy foods can be responsible and the profitable thing to do as well ... And American companies can play a vital role to help make eating fruits and veggies fun and, yes, even cool," she said during the the closing keynote speech of Partnership for a Healthier America's Building a Healthier Future Summit on Childhood Obesity last week. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Label colors alter perception
    In a study, students who were shown candy bars with green calorie labels believed the candy bars were more healthful than bars with red labels containing the same information. Study author Jonathon Schuldt said that "these findings suggest that the design and color of the labels may deserve as much attention as the nutritional information they convey." Food Business Review (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study sees cancer benefit in bitter melon
    The juice of bitter melon might kill pancreatic cancer cells by restricting their ability to metabolize glucose, research with rats suggests. "Many researchers are engineering new drugs to target cancer cells' ability to supply themselves with energy, and here we have a naturally occurring compound that may do just that," researcher Rajesh Agarwal said. NutraIngredients (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Marketing Report 
Food Industry in 2015: Set for a Rebound?
After a promising start, 2014 turned out to be a disappointment for food and beverage manufacturers. But as this BMO Capital Markets report notes, several factors should lead to brighter results in 2015.
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  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • ABA, retailers pleased with NYC soft drink ruling
    The ABA and retailers are celebrating New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling's ruling against a plan to restrict the size of soft drinks sold in New York City. "We look forward to collaborating with city leaders on solutions that will have a meaningful and lasting impact on the people of New York City," the ABA said. CSP (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Cracking the Retail Conundrum: Positive Comps In A Digital World
Retail physical stores can no longer thrive with old strategies while consumers are increasingly web and mobile savvy. L.E.K. urges retailers to rethink the store format as a critical first step to profitable growth. Learn more in this Executive Insights. Download White Paper Now

  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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