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November 1, 2012
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News for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry

  Industry News 
  • Opportunity seen in home-brewed premium coffee
    Coffee companies including Starbucks, Kraft and Nestle are vying for market share in what they see as a fast-growing market for premium coffee brewed at home. "The coffee market is transforming as the coffee shop revolution transfers in-home," said Francesco Tramontin, sustainability director at Kraft Foods Europe. "It’s a great opportunity to offer in-home quality upgrade, especially in recession markets." The Wall Street Journal/The Source (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Snapple founder Greenberg dies at 80
    Arnold Greenberg, one of three co-founders of the Snapple brand, has died at the age of 80. The Snapple Beverage Corporation, founded in the 1970s, became a market leader in the 1980s and was known for its quirky advertising. The brand was acquired by Quaker Oats in 1994 and is now part of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health and Nutrition 
 
  • Drinking thick beverages may bolster satiety
    A study in the journal Flavour revealed drinks with thicker viscosity may help boost satiety and sustain it for longer periods compared with thinner drinks. Drinks with creamy consistency also appeared to increase the participants' expectations about satiety, but not as much as thicker beverages, researchers noted. MedPage Today (free registration) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Experts say vitamin D findings do not match demand for supplement
    While doctors are not recommending high doses of vitamin D supplements to patients due to a lack of evidence that the vitamin does much more than support bone health, sales of the supplements are rising as consumers spread the word about its positive effects. However, a new five-year study will look at how high doses of vitamin D affect cancer, cardiovascular events, mood, diabetes and other health factors, and the study could present findings that support the enthusiasm among consumers who rave about the so-called sunshine vitamin. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Environment Watch 
  • PepsiCo brings community service program to India
    PepsiCo employees will bring their business skills to community projects in India through PepsiCorps, the overseas service program piloted in Ghana in 2011. "Not limited by geographic boundaries, PepsiCorps encourages participants to take on a global mindset and be adaptable by working creatively in resource contained rural areas," said Sergio Ezama, PepsiCo senior vice president for talent management and development. Progressive Grocer (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Marketing Report 
  • Coca-Cola keeps focus on innovation
    Mel Landis, chief customer officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments, said the company will continue introducing new concepts to boost convenience store purchases. “In some cases, it may even be different forms than it is today," he said. "It may be aluminum or glass. It could be a Freestyle [fountain] machine. It could be anything, but you’ll continue to see us diversify, whether in form or function or package." CSP (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Unilever announces foodservice giveaway
    Unilever Food Solutions is giving free branded merchandise and a chance to win $1,000 in a sweepstakes. Operators can choose merchandise at FOHMerch.com, and they will automatically be entered in the sweepstakes when they complete an order. Convenience Store News (10/31) 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
  SmartQuote 
Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at 70."
--Dorothy Thompson,
American journalist and radio broadcaster


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