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March 27, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Coke sees emerging-brand opportunities
    Deryck van Rensburg, president of venturing and emerging brands at Coca-Cola, says one-third of the beverage giant's business during "the next five to 10 years could come from disruptive brands in categories that do not exist today." The team, created in 2007, has invested in brands including Honest Tea, ZICO coconut water and FUZE juice. FoodNavigator (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kroger turns focus to organic and natural
    Kroger has developed an internal policy of introducing natural and organic products, under private and emerging brands. For example, the retailer has partnered with beverage-brand incubator L.A. Libations, which is helping with beverage merchandising and will have "Taste of Tomorrow" coolers at more than 80 stores. (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nestle cuts ribbon on beverage system R&D center
    Nestle has opened a research and development center in Switzerland to develop products for its Nespresso and Nescafe Dolce Gusto beverage systems. The System Technology Center in Orbe employs more than 120 people and is part of the company's 34-location development network. Drinks Business Review (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Growth seen in heart-healthy food, drinks
    Sales of food and drinks with heart benefits have grown 22% since 2007, reaching $3.1 billion in 2012, according to Euromonitor. The U.S. commands 38% of the heart-healthy market, with soups dominating the category, said health and wellness analyst Diana Cowland. FoodNavigator (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Functional beverages, foodie flavors among healthy beverage trends
    World Tea Media, organizers of the first Healthy Beverage Expo, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in June, have compiled a list of 10 healthy beverage trends. The list includes natural sweeteners, added functionality, healthy lemonade drinks and drinks with "culinary seasonings" such as sea salt and turmeric. Progressive Grocer (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Environment Watch 
  • Hollywood stars help Dr Pepper Snapple handle its wastewater
    The Dr Pepper Snapple Group has teamed up with actors Woody Harrelson and Edward Norton to improve wastewater treatment at its bottling plant in Houston. The beverage-maker bought an on-site processing system from Baswood, a company that Harrelson founded and Norton chairs, in a bid to reduce costs and pollution. "This was a clear opportunity to reduce the costs associated with treating our wastewater," said Tim Gratto, vice president of sustainability at DPS. "But as with many decisions that are cost-driven, installing this system had clear environmental benefits." (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Mountain Dew goes mobile, social to introduce new drink
    Mobile, expandable banner ads on ESPN's mobile site invite users to learn more about Mountain Dew's new Kickstart beverage and spread the word via social media. The mobile-optimized page includes an appeal for users to share moments on a Dawn Patrol Report by tagging their Instagram photos. Mobile Marketer (3/26) 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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