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

  Industry News 
  • Industry predicts 13% sales increase in 2013
    In a WeiserMazars survey, U.S. food and beverage industry experts say they expect 13% sales growth this year, citing factors including additional customers, higher prices and product launches, particularly in health and wellness. The report forecasts growth for healthy, organic, ethnic and private-label products. FoodNavigator (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bottled water sales up 7% in 2012
    Sales of bottled water rose 7% across food, drug and mass channels in the 52 weeks ending Dec. 2, 2012, according to data from SymphonyIRI. Sales of sparkling water are on the rise, and growth is predicted for essence waters with no sweeteners and natural flavors. Drug Store News (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Steaz debuts new look for packages, website
    Natural beverage company Steaz has changed its packaging to recyclable, illustrated aluminum cans and updated its website for a cohesive look across the brand. "Steaz has evolved over 10 years and today’s new packaging and web redesign reflects this while maintaining the core principals of organic, fair trade and green tea that Steaz was founded on," said co-founder Steven Kessler. The Shelby Report online (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kombucha drives 20% revenue increase for Reed's
    Natural soft drink company Reed's said revenue grew 20% in 2012, passing $30 million, led by sales of Culture Club Kombucha products. “We’re planning to morph into more of a marketing company with a lot more noise on our products,” said founder, chairman and CEO Chris Reed. (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Eating times matter, research shows
    In a study, mice that ate when they would not normally eat were less responsive to insulin, indicating the time of day for food consumption makes a difference. "This paper for the first time conclusively shows there is a circadian rhythm in insulin sensitivity in animals and potentially in humans as well," said biologist Satchidananda Panda, who was not involved in the study. (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Marketing Report 
  • More users engaging with top brands on Instagram, study finds
    Instagram user engagement with brand photos is up 35% from November, according to a study by Simply Measured, which also found that 59% of the 100 leading brands are now taking advantage of the photo sharing service. The study also found that Pinterest and Instagram had the biggest growth among social networks in brand engagement over the past quarter. ClickZ (2/26) 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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