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March 1, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Organic NEO Energy set for debut
    NEO Water will introduce NEO Energy, an organic energy drink with electrolytes, at the Natural Products Expo West next week. Founder and president Ben Behrouzi said now is an ideal time to launch, since the natural energy category is still small. "You go into a Whole Foods or a natural foods market, which is our segment, how many energy drinks can that natural consumer buy off the shelves? There aren’t that many," he said. BevNet.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research highlights growing role of snacks
    Snacks, which occupy a growing place in the American diet, tend to be divided into the categories of healthy and indulgent, researcher Global Industry Analysts says. Almonds, and nuts in general, are becoming a popular ingredient in snacks because they are nutritious and filling. Food Processing (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • California Pizza Kitchen shakes up its beverages
    California Pizza Kitchen has updated its beverages menu to include a Diet Pepsi Mixology program, with three combinations of Pepsi products and fruit flavors. "Our goal is to continually provide our guests with menu options that they can't find anywhere else," said CEO G.J. Hart. PizzaMarketplace.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mondelez plans packaging innovations as part of global growth
    Tom Clark, associate principle engineer for Mondelez International, said the company will rely on packaging innovations to help it grow in developing markets around the world. He spoke in favor of a methodical approach that "can improve speed to market, while migrating risk and still capture more value." PlasticsToday.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Health and Nutrition 
 
  • Studies show health benefits of aloe in drinks
    Research from Aloecorp, developer of aloe products for beverage applications, found aloe consumption was linked to improvements in immunity, skin health and cholesterol. Aloe also serves as a carrier for vitamins, said Patrick Anderson, sales manager at Terry Labs in Florida. BevIndustry.com (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Marketing Report 
 
  • How some CPG brands are going beyond the supermom cliche
    Advertising's legacy of depicting women in commercials has seemingly veered between two supermom cliches, the 1950s-era "too-perfect" housewife versus "the modern mom" that can easily handle work and family, writes David Gianatasio. But some consumer-packaged goods brands are "making strides in targeting women in novel ways while eschewing stereotypes," he writes. Tide's Super Bowl spot, which placed a husband and wife on a level playing field when it came to rooting interests, and Huggies' "Mommy Answers" campaign aimed at expectant mothers, are among examples listed in this article. Adweek (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
 
  • OU Kosher debuts Passover symbol
    Kosher certification organization OU Kosher has added the OU Kitniyot symbol for food approved for "those who consume kitniyot on Passover." A kitniyot diet, followed by Sephardic but not Ashkenazic Jews, allows consumption of rice, soybeans and legumes during the eight days of Passover. Progressive Grocer (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  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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--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
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