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February 7, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Warm weather helps boost beverage sales at convenience stores
    U.S. convenience stores posted a 5% year-over-year increase in sales of non-alcoholic beverages in the fourth quarter, likely due to increased foot traffic brought on by unseasonably warm temperatures, according to a report from Wells Fargo Securities. Eighty-five percent of respondents to the survey said they experienced an uptick in sales. Convenience Store News (2/6), BevNet.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Protein-enhanced drinks continue to excel
    Weight control and nutritional drinks have shown strong performance recently. Coca-Cola recently made a move to acquire an ownership stake in protein-enhanced beverage Core Power. Muscle Milk, another product in the same category, continues to post rapid growth. BevNet.com (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Diet Coke shares heart health message
    Diet Coke is working with actress Minka Kelly to promote female heart health as part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Heart Truth campaign. The campaign includes specially-designed cans and Kelly's participation in the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. BevIndustry.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Campbell teams with chef on heart health
    Campbell is promoting women's heart health in February in partnership with Chef Antonia Lofaso of "Top Chef All Stars" on Bravo. The addressyourheart.com website has tips and recipes, and fans can submit their own stories of caring for their hearts for the chance to win a kitchen makeover valued at $50,000. GroceryHeadquarters.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Marketers tune in to Internet radio services
    Internet radio sites are still seeing double-digit rates of user growth -- and while the sector's growth is expected to level off in coming years, it's projected that by 2016, more than two-thirds of Web users will tune into online radio services each month, according to an eMarketer report. Audio ads are harder to skip or ignore than conventional display or video ads, potentially making Web-based radio services an important niche for online marketers, this article notes. eMarketer (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • ABA announces new member
    ABA would like to welcome new member Monster Energy Co. of Corona, Calif. 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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