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January 24, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Britvic revenue up 4.8%
    Britvic revenue rose 4.8% in the last three months, fueled by sales of Pepsi and 7UP in the U.K. The beverage group plans to expand distribution of Fruit Shoot in Spain and the U.S. The Independent (London) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sunsweet warms to flexible packaging
    Sunsweet Growers is among the companies moving to flexible packaging, taking advantage of innovations in shapes and graphics. The brand chose full-body shrink labels for its juice bottles and updated graphics for all its packaging, including pouches for dried fruit. Food Processing (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Killer Buzz parent looks to buy more beverage companies
    PBEV, the parent company of Killer Buzz, said it will spend $10 million or more to acquire one or two beverage brands. Adding brands will help "all of those brands reach profitability faster while gaining synergies, strength and growth at the distributor level," said Bill Sipper, managing partner of Cascadia Managing Brands, which is advising PBEV. (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Study indicates nutrition labels need improvement
    Participants had a better understanding of a food's healthfulness when nutritional facts, such as calories and nutrients, were presented for the entire package, rather than a single serving, an FDA study revealed. The findings, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, suggest that clearly displaying total calories and nutrients in a container might boost healthy eating habits, researchers said. Reuters (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Campbell makes sustainable-company list
    Campbell Soup made the list of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations, compiled by Corporate Knights. The honor "recognizes how Campbell integrates corporate responsibility into business strategy," said Dave Stangis, vice president of public affairs and corporate responsibility for Campbell. Progressive Grocer (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Marketers warm up for Super Bowl
    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev are among marketers that are paying millions to advertise during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Social media are playing an increasing role in the event, with Coca-Cola using them to promote a 60-second ad that will show early in the game. Viewers can vote for one of three teams involved in the "Coke Chase," and the result will appear in an ad right after the game. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/22) 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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