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

  Industry News 
  • Reno bottler purchased by Dr Pepper
    The Dr Pepper/7-UP Bottling Company of the West, based in Reno, Nev., has been purchased by Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “Since 2006, Dr Pepper Snapple has acquired a number of bottling businesses to strengthen our route to market in the U.S. and support efforts to build [our] brands,” said Rodger Collins, president of packaged beverages for the company. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Voluntary case-label guidelines published
    Food-industry manufacturers and retailers collaborated to publish guidelines for case-labeling in the U.S. and Canada, with the goal of improving efficiency and traceability. "Consistent with our mission, GS1 US and GS1 Canada helped bring the food industry together to find a standards-based solution to an industry challenge by considering common business practices and various supply chain processes," said Mary Wilson, vice president of Standards Management for GS1 US. Packaging World magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Red Bull takes Harlem Shake to new heights
    Red Bull's video of skydivers performing a version of the Harlem Shake took the top spot last week in Ad Age's YouTube Original Channel Tracker. "It seems that everyone is making Harlem Shake videos, and to be honest it's about time to close this chapter of the Internet. That's why we decided to go out with style," said Red Bull. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • Beverage-sellers await outcome of lawsuit against soda ban
    Restaurants, movie theaters and other venues are preparing for New York City's ban on sales of sugar-sweetened drinks in sizes larger than 16 ounces, set to begin March 12. Some are offering two-for-one drink promotions, others are buying smaller serving glasses and many are waiting for the results of a lawsuit against the law, filed by the ABA and others. "Some of the impacted businesses are starting to already undergo adjustments. It's our opinion that we should have a decision before moving forward with implementation," said ABA spokesman Chris Gindlesperger. The Wall Street Journal (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Healthy-food bill moves forward in Iowa legislature
    An Iowa Senate subcommittee has voted in favor of a bill to require foodservice vendors in state buildings, public universities and community colleges to cook healthier meals and post menus that display nutrition facts, such as calories, fat and sodium. The measure also would require the state to contract with food vendors that follow American Heart Association and USDA dietary guidelines and to give preference to those purchasing from local growers. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)/The Associated Press (3/1) 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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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
--Henri Frédéric Amiel,
Swiss philosopher, poet and critic


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