January 19, 2022
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Coca-Cola updates can design, adds flavor to coffee set
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Coca-Cola is releasing updated packaging in the US with new colors that "quickly communicate flavors and clearly distinguish between full-sugar and zero-sugar/calorie-free options" to consumers, said Natalia Suarez, senior brand manager of Coke Choice Portfolio in North America. Changes include a cream color for Vanilla Coke's containers and magenta-colored Cherry Coke cans and bottles while the company is set to debut a Mocha flavor for its Coca-Cola with Coffee line next month.
Full Story: CNN (1/19),  FoodBev (1/19) 
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PepsiCo's SodaStream division has released the Art, its latest sparkling water machine featuring the brand's new Quick Connect technology that allows for easier container insertion. Art also features a "new, sophisticated look" that will serve as "a showstopper in any kitchen," said Mark Fenton, general manager at SodaStream US.
Full Story: FoodBev (1/19) 
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Zevia's growth plans include expanding into the club channel, debuting the first limited-edition flavors for its stevia-sweetened soda line and adding two flavors to its energy drink range, which is experiencing high-velocity sales, said CEO Paddy Spence. The company is projecting long-term growth of 30% in 2022 with more consumers seeking better-for-you beverage alternatives, said Spence.
Full Story: FoodNavigator (1/18) 
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Study: Twitter users like brands with personality
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Fifty percent of Twitter users say brands over-relying on humor on the platform can seem outdated and 80% are happy seeing ads if they're meaningful or entertaining, according to Twitter's "#RealTalk" study. In addition, 90% like brands that display a strong personality.
Full Story: Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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