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December 26, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • O'Sulloc wins tea deal with S. Korea Starbucks
    South Korea-based tea producer O'Sulloc has signed a five-contract to provide green tea to Starbucks stores in its home country. The deal provides the prospect of international exposure for the company's product, said O'Sulloc researcher Minseok Lee. Drinks Business Review (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • India's Parle to boost fruit-drink lines
    Mumbai-based consumer product maker Parle Agro plans to expand its fruit drink portfolio, which includes Frooti and Appy brands. The company launched a brand called Saint in 2008 and pulled it two years later. Now the company will try again, as India's non-carbonated drinks market experiences 35% growth, said chief marketing officer Nadia Chauhan. Wall Street Journal (India) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Herbalife to pay $22.2 million for new factory
    Herbalife will close its $22.2 million purchase of a former Dell plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., by the end of the year, with plans to turn the 585,000-square-foot facility into an East Coast manufacturing hub. The company expects to create 493 jobs at the plant, which will produce nutritional powders and liquids. American City Business Journals/Triad (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
  • Report ties gluten-free diet to better type 1 diabetes outcomes
    Undergoing a gluten-free diet for 20 months helped improve A1C and fasting blood glucose in a child with type 1 diabetes who was not on insulin treatment, a case report in the British Medical Journal indicated. Researchers also found that the diet scheme was safe and that it may help prolong type 1 diabetes remission without insulin treatment. (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Survey findings to direct 8 new recovery projects
    AMERIPEN has conducted surveys in 100 American cities, with an eye on using the findings to determine best practices for increasing recycling and material recovery. The findings need to be further analyzed, and after that, they'll form the basis of up to eight new projects next year, according to the organization. Packaging World online (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Coke campaign wins accolades
    Coca-Cola's "Coke Studio Middle East" campaign won four GEMAS Effie MENA 2012 awards, given for international marketing excellence. "'Branded content' is (just) a buzzword in many places, but this effort shows how to do it right," said chairman Judd Labarathe. AME Info (United Arab Emirates) (12/23) 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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