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November 12, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Perimeter packaging moves forward
    Packaging for Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms milk, El Monterey Butcher Wrapped Burritos by Ruiz Foods, tofu from House Foods America and breakfast food from Jimmy Dean shows a fresh direction for products sold at the grocery perimeter. Lehigh Valley uses the opaque Pure Protect bottle, which protects milk from sunlight, and the El Monterey burritos are wrapped in laminate that holds heat well. Progressive Grocer (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Product viability is paramount for brands seeking a distributor
    Debbie Wildrick, founder of Growing Innovative Brands, discusses techniques for getting distributors to carry new beverage brands in a video on, BevNet's on-demand learning site. "At the end of the day, it’s no longer about relationships," Wildrick said. "If you’re concept is a viable concept ... the distributor marketplace will actually start calling you." (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Studies: Egg allergies can be tolerated
    U.S. researchers looked at 36 children with a hen-egg allergy and found that 56% of them were able to tolerate baked eggs. Another study involving 40,104 children showed that those with milk and egg allergies were more likely to develop tolerance compared with those with other food allergies. Both studies were presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology meeting. News (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Arrowhead debuts bottles with 50% recycled plastic
    Arrowhead Brand is now selling its 100% Natural Spring Water in a half-liter bottle made with 50% recycled plastic. The Nestle Waters North America brand is working to boost recycling through partnerships with groups including Recycling Reinvented and Keep America Beautiful. Drug Store News (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report warns of coffee bean crisis
    Because of climate change, land suitable for growing wild Arabica beans will shrink between 38% and 100% by 2080, warns a report from Royal Botanic Gardens and the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum. Researchers said the prediction is conservative because it did not take into account deforestation, which would worsen the problem. The Inquisitr (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Coca-Cola to give its website a magazine-like feel
    Coca-Cola is reformulating its corporate website to make it appear more like a consumer publication. The new site will be called Coca-Cola Journey, reviving the name of an internal magazine that was published in the 1980s and '90s. Coke executives are promoting the change to a variety of articles and full-time staffers feeding the site as an effort to tell their "story." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/11) 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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