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February 4, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

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  • Big Geyser wins Monster, Sparkling ICE distribution
    Big Geyser has won exclusive rights to deliver Monster Energy and Sparkling ICE drinks in the New York City metropolitan area. "Our priority number one is to grow market share for Monster and Sparkling ICE and to grow market share for our existing core beverage brands," said Jerry Reda, chief operating officer of the distribution firm. BevNet.com (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pro football and Gatorade: Teammates since 1983
    Gatorade has been the official sports drink of the National Football League since 1983, with branded cups and bottles as much a part of the game as the ritual Gatorade dump. Many professional football players drink copious amounts of Gatorade, with 32 NFL teams consuming 464,000 gallons each year. Forbes (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ABA responds to energy drink study
    The ABA says a study in the February issue of Pediatrics in Review "contains misinformation about energy drinks and does nothing to address the very serious problem of underage drinking and excessive alcohol consumption among young adults." The study argues that energy drinks are marketed to teens, but can be detrimental to their health. CSP (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Study: Small and large snacks are equally satisfying
    Study participants who ate a small snack reported that their cravings and hunger were as satisfied as those who ate a larger snack. "[A]lthough providing larger portions increased snack calorie intake by 77% (103 calories), after 15 [minutes] they do not reduce hunger or cravings any more than smaller portions," researchers wrote in Food Quality and Preference. FoodNavigator (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • USDA proposes stricter rules on school snacks
    The number of calories in snacks sold to students at vending machines or outside the school lunch line should not exceed 200, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in a proposal on Friday. Under the proposed rules, schools also are encouraged to sell water, low-fat and fat-free milk, and 100% juice drinks. Setting higher standards for school snacks will mean "the healthy choice is the easy choice for our kids," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Reuters (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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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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To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, subtract things every day."
--Laozi,
Chinese philosopher


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