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November 7, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Cheerwine concert focuses on giving back
    Cheerwine, a cherry soft drink produced by Carolina Beverage, is pushing for national distribution. The brand aimed to raise awareness last month with a concert in Charlottesville, Va., benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, Operation Homefront and the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Consumers who pledged through social media to volunteer at a charity were given Livestream access to the concert. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EatWave vending machine has fridge, microwave
    EatWave Vending has introduced a vending machine with a built-in refrigerator and microwave. "EatWave allows vending operators and locations to conserve space and energy by replacing multiple vending machines with our single hot and cold design," said CEO Andrew Preston. CSP (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Milk consumption in childhood has lasting health benefits
    Children who drank more milk were more likely to walk faster and less likely to suffer balance problems in old age compared with those who had little or no milk, Bristol University researchers reported in the journal Age and Ageing. "This is the first study to show positive associations of childhood milk intake with physical performance in old age," the researchers said. The Daily Mail (London) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • 10 ways to keep packaging on the road to sustainability
    When considering the switch to sustainable packaging such as glass, it is important to note that it is impossible to end up with packaging that is 100% sustainable, editor Anne Marie Mohan writes. She says there are 10 things to keep in mind when moving toward sustainable packaging. She writes that considering a package’s lifecycle, keeping an eye out for opportunities to make packaging more sustainable and being aware of the source of packaging materials are all ways to help keep products on the path to more sustainable packaging. Packaging World online (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Tyson and Pepsi team on football promotion
    Tyson Foods is running a football-themed promotion for consumers who buy two pounds of Tyson wings at the deli counter and a Pepsi 8-pack. The "Dig Deep" promotion, which will run Jan. 2-Feb. 4, 2013, offers a $2.50 coupon and a collectible cup that features a code consumers can enter for the opportunity to win prizes including a trip for four to the 2014 Super Bowl. Progressive Grocer (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Del Monte campaign is in the can
    Del Monte has launched a campaign touting its vegetables, saying they are canned the day they are picked and are as nutritious as fresh ones. The ads have the tagline "Bursting with Life," with one video ad showing green beans going directly from the plant to the can. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • ABA announces new members
    ABA would like to welcome new members ZICO Beverages LLC of El Segundo, Calif., and Big Geyser, Inc. (NIDA) of Maspeth, N.Y. ABA would also like to welcome reinstated associate members UL LLC of Northbrook, Ill., and Beverage Line Supply, Inc. of Lakeshore, Minn. Please join us in welcoming them! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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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