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February 21, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

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  • Campbell plans healthy beverage, slow-cooker sauce launches
    Campbell Soup president and CEO Denise Morrison said the company is pursuing a growth strategy that includes international expansion, growth of baked snacks and healthy drinks, and increased soup and simple meal sales in North America. "We committed ourselves to work diligently and creatively to expand into higher-growth spaces, to engage with new consumers and to build our business in new geographies," she said. Progressive Grocer (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Packaging gives MiO a big presence
    MiO's small size presented a challenge for Kraft when designing a package for the liquid water enhancer, which design chief Peter Borowski called "one of Kraft's largest and most successful brand launches." The company chose shrink wrap for maximum impact, and "leveraged the shrink wrap around the package to bring the product alive," he said. (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vita Coco executive talks European growth
    Giles Brook, European chief for Vita Coco, said coconut water sales are growing fast in Europe. "When Vita Coco pioneered this category in the UK back in January 2010, there were just a few coconut water brands in specialist food stores," he said. "Just three years on, over a dozen coconut water brands have emerged, all vying for space in this lucrative category." (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dunkin' coffee fans stay loyal
    Dunkin' Donuts coffee has topped the Customer Loyalty Engagement Index for a seventh straight year. "You can only achieve that through great product, meaningful differentiation and a brand that continuously resonates with the consumer," said Robert Passikoff, founder and president of Brand Keys, creator of the annual survey. Convenience Store News (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Antioxidants in blood oranges offer health benefits, RD says
    Blood oranges look like Florida oranges on the outside, but the dark, sometimes crimson, pulp inside sets them apart visually and nutritionally, registered dietitian Keri Glassman writes. The distinctive color comes from the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is known for helping reduce bad cholesterol and keeping blood vessels strong. Blood oranges also are high in fiber to keep the digestive system healthy and prevent constipation. U.S. News & World Report/Eat + Run blog (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • ABA, others urge judge to block NYC beverage law
    The ABA and other industry groups and stakeholders told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling that a law restricting sweetened beverage sales will harm businesses. The law is set to go into effect March 12, but opponents argue that spending money to comply would be wasted since the law may be struck down. Thomson Reuters (2/20) 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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