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November 9, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Carbonated aloe drink debuts from Novamex
    Alova, a sparkling aloe vera beverage with 70 to 80 calories per bottle, has been introduced by Novamex and is available nationwide at The Fresh Market. The drink comes in cucumber/mint, grapefruit and mandarin orange flavors. "Alova targets an upscale, health conscious consumer who wants great taste and something unique," said Mathis Martines, grocery marketing coordinator for The Fresh Market, which was instrumental in developing the drink. BevNet.com (11/8), Drinks Business Review (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Caribou brews holiday drinks menu
    Caribou Coffee has added Ho Ho Mint Mocha and Fa La Latte to its holiday drinks selection, which also features limited-time offerings Gingerbread, Salted Caramel Budino and Salted Caramel Mocha. President and CEO Michael Tattersfield said some coffee inventory was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, but store operations "were not materially impacted by the storm." Drinks Business Review (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Green Mountain, Lavazza team on espresso brewer
    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Luigi Lavazza have together introduced Green Mountain's first machine for brewing espresso-based drinks, the Keurig Rivo Cappuccino and Latte System. "Where our K-Cup and Vue systems are changing the way people brew filtered coffee, Rivo is set to change both how and where people brew and enjoy their espresso and espresso-based beverages," said Michelle Stacy, president of Green Mountain’s Keurig unit. Boston Herald (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Frozen yogurt shops add hot drinks, desserts to boost winter business
    Frozen yogurt sales at shops in seasonal markets plummet when winter arrives, driving many to devise new treats aimed at heating up the business. Forever Yogurt in Chicago is brewing up gourmet hot chocolate, and Alabama-based 32 Degrees has created a line of fro-yo-topped warm desserts it expects will boost the brand as it expands northward to colder climates. QSR Magazine (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Spice allergies go under the radar, expert says
    Allergies to spices are underestimated and could affect up to 3% of the population, according to data presented during the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Spice allergies can require patients to use extreme measures to avoid triggers, including strict diets, which can lead to malnutrition, Dr. Sami Bahna said. HealthDay News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Yogurt can lower "bad" cholesterol
    New research shows the probiotics found in yogurt can lower "bad" cholesterol. The study, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, showed those who ate two doses of the probiotic, known as Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, saw a nearly 12% drop in their LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, level. They also saw a 9.1 decrease in their overall cholesterol levels. The Daily Mail (London) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Tim Hortons gives coffee offerings a jolt
    Tim Hortons is adding espresso, lattes and cappuccinos to its coffee offerings at about 3,000 Canada locations. "Starting at $2, the new drinks offer guests a delicious, fast and convenient choice for lattes, at a value price," said the company, which dominates, at 80%, the quickservice coffee market in Canada. CBC.ca (Canada) (11/8) 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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