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Sleek and mellow

Marley Beverage Co., operating in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Viva Beverages, offers its line of Marley’s Mellow Mood lightly carbonated relaxation drinks in 12-ounce Rexam Sleek cans. The skinny cans are designed to help the brand stand out on shelves and offer environmental and sustainability benefits thanks to the recyclability of aluminum, the company says. Also available in ready-to-drink tea varieties, Marley’s Mellow Mood drinks are available in more than 60 markets in the United States and more than 12 countries. Featuring the image of musician Bob Marley, the relaxation beverages donate a portion of its proceeds to 1Love.org, a Marley family non-profit initiative that continues the musician’s legacy, the company says.


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Commemorative cans

Monster Energy drinks with services from Chromatic Technologies Inc. launched worldwide commemorative cans earmarked for the U.S. armed forces. As the cans are chilled, the color of the uniforms transition from a neutral desert camouflage color to a cold-weather arctic blue color. 


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New design and display

 Rooibee Red Tea now comes in 4-packs. The new packaging design displays the total calories for each container as recommended by the American Beverage Association’s Clear on Calories initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to help families make informed choices as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. 


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Targeted packaging

Arizona Beverages USA LLC has extended its packaging mix for Arizona Iced Tea to include 12-packs of 11.5-ounce cans from Rexam. The addition will help the tea company further expand into the mass market, it says. 


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Value added

In Zone Brands announced new package formats of its current beverage line. Value Packs, also known as “Plus 1 Packs,” are ideal for consumers, the company says. BellyWashers’ Value Pack contains five 8-ounce bottles of BellyWashers 100 percent juice fruit punch and one free mess-free character topper. 


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Retro design

Made with real sugar, 7UP launched its 7UP Retro with nostalgic packaging designed by “The Celebrity Apprentice” finalists Marlee Matlin and John Rich. The packaging designs celebrate the Dr Pepper Snapple Group brand’s heritage from the colorful decades of the 1970s and 1980s, and are available nationwide for a limited time only, the company says. The show’s finalists were given authentic 7UP logos from the 1970s and the 1980s to develop brand packaging and in-store marketing campaigns. The brand also has released limited edition six-packs of 7UP Retro in green glass bottles at select retail locations.


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Bottle refinement

The Jack Daniel Distillery made minor refinements to the familiar Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 bottle to accentuate the bottle’s square shoulders and also to simplify the front and side labels. 


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2012 brew

Inspired by the mystery of the ancient Mayan “Long Count” round calendar, Stevens Point Brewery’s brewmasters have developed Point 2012 Black Ale, a dark, robust brew. Point 2012 Black Ale is available in six-packs and 12-packs of 12-ounce longneck bottles, kegs, and will now be available in 12-ounce cans. 


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EVR’s rejuvenating shift for better appeal

From Préventiv Waters to EVR, brand alters its positioning

For the past two decades, researchers have been extensively studying resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound commonly found in the skin of red wine grapes that is said to have anti-aging, cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits. Looking to hone in on those benefits, Jonathan Straub, a sales executive, put together a team of experts to help him launch a functional beverage that contained the powerful antioxidant.


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‘Kung Fu’ appeal

 In its latest cross promotional agreement, Hint Water released limited-edition Watermelon Hint featuring “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Po, also known as Kung Fu Panda, the main character in the DreamWorks film, makes a cameo on the bottles, which will be distributed at fine grocery stores and retailers nationwide.  


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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