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January 9, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Honest Tea debuts Honest Fizz at Whole Foods
    Honest Tea is launching a carbonated line, Honest Fizz, in Root Beer, Lemon "Limey", Orange Pop and a cherry Professor Fizz flavor. The stevia-sweetened zero-calorie drinks is debuting at Whole Foods stores in select markets in 12-ounce cans and six-packs. (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dairy alternatives move beyond soy
    Dairy-alternative products represented 5% of dairy launches in 2012, with soy the primary or secondary ingredient in 78% of them, according to Innova Market Insights. However, interest is growing in dairy alternatives made with ingredients including almonds, rice, oats, barley, hazelnuts and walnuts. (free registration) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Yogurt with omega-3 is linked to heart health
    In a study published in Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate yogurt enriched with omega-3 daily for 10 weeks saw improvement in cholesterol and triglycerides. "This could be good news for individuals looking for an alternative to taking a supplement every day," said Harry Rice of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s. (France) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Supply chain technologies link to green opportunities
    Companies can improve their environmental footprints by using technologies that measure carbon emissions, water use and other factors impacted by the supply chain, writes Richard Tipper, CEO at Ecometrica. Keeping track of this information can help companies and their suppliers improve sustainability, and more companies are moving toward sharing this data with consumers, allowing customers to see the sustainability efforts that companies are making, Tipper writes. (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What happens after consumers bring the bottles back?
    The Ontario Deposit Return Program saw 301 million wine and spirits bottles and 1.8 billion beer bottles returned to recycling partner The Beer Store in the 12 months ended last May, diverting an estimated 529,000 tons of glass from landfills. In this story, learn what happens to the bottles once they've been returned. Ottawa Citizen (Ontario) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Coke Zero postgame spot cheered Alabama coach Nick Saban
    Coke Zero had a congratulatory ad ready at the end of the college football national championship on Monday. The spot centered on Alabama coach Nick Saban, who was lauded by wife Terry Saban for achieving the unexpected. "Throughout his life and career, Coach Saban has shown what's possible. Coke Zero, which made it possible to 'Enjoy Everything' by combining real Coke taste and zero calories, salutes that spirit," said Coke's Andy McMillin. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dunkin' to Twitter fans: Guess our next K-Cup flavor
    Dunkin' Donuts is asking its Twitter followers to guess its next K-Cup flavor, and is giving participants in its Next Dunkin' K-Cup Pack Sweepstakes the opportunity to win $50 gift cards. "We are excited to offer our Twitter followers a unique opportunity to unveil our newest Dunkin' K-Cup pack variety in real-time," said Scott Hudler, vice president of global consumer engagement for Dunkin' Brands. (1/8), (1/7) 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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