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March 12, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

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  • Unilever to expand Lipton Tea plant in Virginia
    Unilever will expand and upgrade its Lipton Tea plant in Suffolk, Va. "Unilever is investing more than $96 million to upgrade the plant with modern equipment and state-of-the-art technology to continue producing the high quality tea for our millions of tea-loving consumers," said Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America. Drinks Business Review (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dole expands line of fruit smoothies
    Dole Food has added a peach mango flavor to the Fruit Smoothie Shakers line, joining strawberry, strawberry banana and mixed berry. The product is made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Drug Store News (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Menus incorporate international flavors
    Restaurant menus are increasingly adding authentic international foods and flavors, from quinoa and coconut water to farm-raised seafood and salty sweets, according to CCD Innovation and Packaged Facts. "Separating out what we used to call ethnic food from mainstream fare is no longer relevant. We are living in a multicultural culinary era," said CCD CEO Kimberly Egan. (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Judge rules against NYC soft drink restrictions
    A law that would restrict the size of soft drinks sold in New York City has been struck down by New York state Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling. In his ruling, Tingling said the law is "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," with different rules for different kinds of establishments. ABA spokesman Christopher Gindlesperger said the ruling "provides a sigh of relief," and "with this ruling behind us, 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 Wall Street Journal (3/11), The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    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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