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December 12, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • PepsiCo plans "snacks made into beverages"
    PepsiCo Chairwoman and CEO Indra Nooyi said the company is developing "snacks made into beverages," though she did not discuss specifics. "A way to grow the beverage business is to take foods and drinkify them," Nooyi said. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vail Resorts sticks with PepsiCo: Vail Resorts has renewed its contract with PepsiCo and will continue serving PepsiCo food and drinks at its mountain resorts in Colorado, Nevada, California and Wyoming. "Our Gatorade and Mountain Dew brands have a long heritage of energizing, engaging and supporting skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts and professionals," said Tom BenĂ©, president of PepsiCo Foodservice. Drinks Business Review (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • WhiteWave CEO touts nondairy growth
    Gregg Engles, CEO of WhiteWave, said the company's categories have been growing 8% to 9% a year, as consumers discover the benefits of its soy, almond and coconut-based drinks. "[T]he cost advantage of plant-based over dairy, we believe, will continue to grow," he said. (France) (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Private label: Fewer sales, more dollars
    As prices for private-label products rise, dollar sales have been increasing, while unit sales have fallen for a second consecutive year, said SymphonyIRI Group editor Susan Viamari. The group's Times & Trends report also notes that growth varies by category and channel, with bottled water showing particular strength. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Health and Nutrition 
  Environment Watch 
  • ANF debuts high-pressure processing system
    All Natural Freshness has introduced end-to-end high-pressure processing that it says extends the shelf life of fresh products. "In HPP all natural food products are submerged, in water and then subjected to incredible water pressure," said CEO Gerald Ludwick. "Under the intense pressure the spoilage microbes are drastically reduced." (France) (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory and Legislative Update 
  • FDA renews food-safety agreement with China
    The FDA has renewed an agreement with China, first signed in 2007, calling for cooperation on food and feed safety. The deal, extended for five more years, improves collaboration on facility inspection in China and identification of food made in China and exported to the U.S. that is considered high risk. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ABA News 
  • ABA announces new members
    ABA would like to welcome new members Long Island Brand Beverages of New York and ROCKSTAR of Las Vegas. 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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