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March 6, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Dairy-based soft drinks gain traction
    A 2012 Rabobank report predicting "increasing convergence of soft drinks and dairy beverages" is coming true as Coca-Cola teams with Select Milk Producers on Core Power high-protein milkshakes and PepsiCo works with Theo Muller. Mintel analyst Caroline Roux said most launches of dairy-based soft drinks are in Asia, "but the number doubled in Europe between 2011 and 2012." (France) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Flavor trends keep hot beverages fresh
    Convenience stores can keep their hot beverage programs fresh by offering limited-time drinks based on flavor trends. Andrew Dun, vice president of marketing for Insight Beverages, said marshmallow, salted caramel and hazelnut are among the most popular flavors. CSP (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AquaSpring Water purchased by DS Waters of America
    AquaSpring Water, which provides natural spring water to customers in the Houston area, is now part of DS Waters of America. "We are working to ensure a smooth transition and are incorporating the new routes immediately," said Jim Lewandowski, vice president of DS Waters West Central Region. Drinks Business Review (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mamma Chia debuts Chia Squeeze snacks
    Mama Chia has added snacks to its offerings with a line of Chia Squeeze vitality snacks in squeezable pouches. The snacks, offered in Apple Cinnamon, Blackberry Bliss, Strawberry Banana and Green Magic flavors, are made with organic hydrated chia seeds and contain 70 calories per serving. (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Survey shows support for wellness measures
    Researchers at the Harvard University School of Public Health asked Americans what government can do to fight obesity and found that people favor measures including requiring restaurants to post calorie counts, making produce more affordable and adding physical activity to the school day. They do not like action perceived as punitive, such as an insurance surcharge for obese people or a ban on certain food and drinks. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Value focus will continue, report says
    Though the economy is improving, shoppers are staying focused on value in 2013, according to a SymphonyIRI Group report, "2012 CPG Year in Review: Finding the New Normal." Among trends discussed, consumers are shopping at fewer channels and are relying more on information and deals found online. Progressive Grocer (3/5) 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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