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February 15, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Tea gains ground on restaurant menus
    As more consumers look for healthful beverage choices, tea in various forms is gaining popularity on restaurant menus. Research firm Datassentials found that iced tea was sold in 74% of restaurants offering beverages, and 63% offered hot tea. Flavored tea beverages are also showing up on more menus, with the most popular flavor, raspberry, appearing on 13% of menus in 2012. Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deloitte survey shows supply chain concerns
    In a survey conducted by Deloitte, 45% of executives said risk management procedures in place for their supply chains are not effective or somewhat effective. Increasingly complex supply chains, "coupled with a greater frequency of disruptive events such as geopolitical events and natural disasters, presents a precarious situation for companies without solid risk management programs in place," Deloitte Consulting's Kelly Marchese said. Supply Chain Management Review (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Demand from CPG companies drives growth of smart packaging
    The demand for smart packaging is predicted to grow from $75 million to $1.45 billion in the next decade, and printed electronics could cut production costs for electronic packaging by 99%, according to a report from IDTechEx. Cost is one of the current limitations of e-packaging, along with the need for more sustainable methods. Packaging World online (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Data analysis shows vitamin C may reduce duration of colds
    Analysis of data from 72 trials found that regular use of vitamin C supplements may reduce the duration of colds but does not prevent them for most people, according to a report on the website of the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews. Researchers from the University of Helsinki said the supplements led to about an 8% reduction in the duration of cold symptoms for adults and a 14% reduction for children. Medscape (free registration) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Stonyfield helps Danone track emissions
    Danone has launched a project to measure the carbon footprint of each of its products, and is enlisting the help of subsidiaries like Stonyfield Farm. The project involves tracking the manufacture, distribution and sale of each Danone product to find out which stages of the process produce the most emissions. (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • Sequestration threatens meat, egg and poultry sales
    With sequestration looming, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is contemplating furloughing food-safety inspectors for two weeks to meet budget requirements. Industry representatives have stated their fear that this plan, which Vilsack says is "the last option," could lead to a shortage of meat, poultry and eggs because producers cannot sell such products without inspection. Supermarket News (free registration) (2/14) 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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