February 22, 2021
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Coca-Cola moves to take majority stake in BodyArmor
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Coca-Cola has filed a pre-acquisition notification with the Federal Trade Commission to assume a majority stake in BodyArmor. BodyArmor co-founder Mike Repole has confirmed the move but added, "there are other potential options for the future of the business."
Full Story: Food Dive (2/19),  Just-Drinks (tiered subscription model) (2/19),  BevNet (subscription required) (2/19) 
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Sound has rebranded its "Tea-Infused Sparkling Water" line to "Sparkling Water with Tea & Botanicals" to leverage the sparkling water market's growth. The Southern California-based brand is also transitioning from slim to traditional 12-ounce cans with redesigned packaging as it embarks on a retail push.
Full Story: BevNet (subscription required) (2/19) 
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Environment Watch
Tetra Pak has developed the first carton packaging for the food and beverage market that incorporates Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Advanced Products-certified recycled polymers. The polymers are used in the cartons' caps and coatings, increasing the marketability of recycled plastic and recyclable potential for Tetra Pak packaging.
Full Story: DairyReporter (2/22) 
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Marketing Report
Rockstar to up esports game
PepsiCo's Rockstar Energy brand is broadening its reach in the gaming market by partnering with esports group 100 Thieves, which positions itself as a lifestyle brand. 100 Thieves will supply Rockstar with social media content including interactive experiences featuring founder Matthew Haag who appeared in a Rockstar Super Bowl ad.
Full Story: Just-Drinks (tiered subscription model) (2/19) 
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Nielsen launched Identity Sync, a cookie-free identity resolution that relies on first-party data for cross-platform campaign measurement and complements other industry initiatives. Nielsen contends the tool can tell advertisers which marketing interactions lead to desired actions, identify waste and boost cross-media performance.
Full Story: AdExchanger (tiered subscription model) (2/18),  MediaPost Communications (free registration) (2/18),  Advanced Television (free registration) (2/19) 
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