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January 11, 2013
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Report looks at vending trends
    A report from Packaged Facts finds energy drinks and ready-to-drink coffee are the fastest-growing categories of vending machine sales. Carbonated soft drinks lost market segment, yet remain the largest category by a wide margin. BeverageDaily.com (France) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lower calories dominate beverage trends
    Trends in the beverage industry include a shift to lower-calorie drinks, including the PepsiNext line with 60% less sugar, and Ten, the 10-calorie Dr Pepper Snapple Group line. Brewers will introduce products and campaigns aimed at women, and craft brewers will seek more transparency from large companies making craft-style beer. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tipton Mills taps Ganeden for probiotic coffee
    Tipton Mills has launched a probiotic coffee using Ganeden BC30, a trademarked probiotic developed by Ganeden Biotech that is able to survive the heat of the drink. The coffee is said to contain 10 times the amount of probiotics found in probiotic yogurt. NutraIngredients (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Espresso machine launched by Bialetti
    Bialetti has launched Mini Express, an electric espresso machine that uses single-serve capsules. The aluminum capsules are offered in five Caffè d'Italia Italian blends: Milano, Venezia, Roma, Napoli and Deca. Drinks Business Review (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Displays will push "Super Team" of Pepsi, Bud Light and Doritos
    PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev are teaming together again, this time for in-store Super Bowl promotions that will place Bud Light alongside Pepsi and Doritos with the tagline "Super Bowl. Super Team. Super Party." "In-store marketing and merchandising is getting more and more important, and having these three brands on the same displays could potentially be very powerful," says John Sicher, Beverage Digest's editor and publisher. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • No insurance for health-claim lawsuits
    According to insurance broker Greg Doherty, companies cannot get insurance coverage to protect them from lawsuits related to health claims on labels. Such coverage was available between July 2011 and July 2012, he said, but it was discontinued because it was expensive, complicated, and people thought they would not need it. FoodNavigator (1/9) 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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