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December 7, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Nestle outlines 2013 food and drink trends
    Bottled water will outsell carbonated soft drinks in many grocery stores, and comfort food will get modern touches, according to 2013 food and drink predictions from Nestle USA. Also predicted: Increased interest in healthy food for children, vegetables as the main course, and food trucks for dogs. Progressive Grocer (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Spacho takes top prize at BevNET
    The gazpacho-inspired Spacho vegetable juice beat out 19 competing drinks to win the New Beverage Showdown 4 at BevNET, winning a $5,000 prize plus $5,000 toward advertising. CoGo, a smoothie made with coconut milk, was the runner-up. (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Financing and the latest industry trends
How much will consumer concerns about the overall economy continue to impact commodities? Is the USDA raising or lowering production estimates for 2013? Learn about these key developments, GE Capital's industry financing trends and more. Download GE's latest food & beverage Industry Research Update now.
  Health and Nutrition 
  • Reducing fat consumption may facilitate weight loss
    People who replaced high-fat foods with low-fat alternatives showed significant improvements in BMI, waist circumference, and blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to a review in BMJ. Researchers found the weight loss was consistent across the trials they studied and was maintained for at least seven years. HealthDay News (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analysis: Take food-cancer links with a dose of skepticism
    Researchers examined studies linking 40 foods to increases or decreases in cancer risks, and found most were based on weak evidence that did not stand up to broader reviews. "We have seen a very large number of studies, just too many studies, suggesting that they had identified associations with specific food ingredients with cancer risk," said Dr. John Ioannidis from the Stanford Prevention Research Center. "People get scared or they think that they should change their lives and make big decisions, and then things get refuted very quickly.” Forbes (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Environment Watch 
  • Coke bottles get second life as hand-crafted tableware
    Tokyo-based design firm Nendo has created a five-piece collection of high-end serving bowls and dishes made with Coca-Cola bottles that have been recycled so many times they have begun to deteriorate. The pieces in the Bottleware collection are the same light green color as the iconic Coke bottles, called "Georgia Green." Mother Nature Network (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Coca-Cola partners with HSN to sell branded merchandise
    Coca-Cola is promoting more than 275 Coke-branded items in partnership with HSN as it looks to extend a licensing business that brings annual sales of $1 billion. The multiyear partnership, which will see the products promoted on the HSN cable channel as well as online and on mobile devices and social media, should last through the holidays. HSN is being promoted on Coke's loyalty site in return. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  ABA News 
  • ABA announces new member
    ABA would like to welcome new member FreshForward Beverages of Miami, Fla. 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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--Charles Buxton,
British brewer, philanthropist, writer and legislator

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