Carbonated Soft Drinks

Bawls Guarana Mandarin Orange

Bawls Guarana adds new orange flavor to highly caffeinated sodas.


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Bottler of the Year: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne

Pepsi distributor's focus on customer service is key to success

On the drive through Crenshaw County in Alabama, motorists will see a number of small towns, vast woodlands and maybe a few deer. But as drivers pass the handful of restaurants and general stores throughout the county, they might also notice something else: the Pepsi logo.


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Minta Lemon

Minta Beverages Inc. a division of BevMarketing Group Co. Inc., is unveiling a new flavor: Minta Lemon.


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Coca-Cola Consolidated announces agreement with Coca-Cola

Bottler will add Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., to territories

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced it has signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., territories, which currently are served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. (CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.


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SodaStream reports positive test results for Pepsi HomeMade

Flavor caps offer exclusive Sierra Mist HomeMade Peach variety

In the midst of the test launch of its new Pepsi HomeMade line in Florida markets, SodaStream USA, Mt. Laurel, N.J., reports that consumer responses for the trial products have thus far been positive.


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GuS Dry Blackberry

GuS – Grown-up Soda added a new Blackberry variety to its line of craft sodas.


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Big Red signs ‘Red Mamba’

San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner named brand’s new ambassador

Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc. signed San Antonio Spurs Forward-Center Matt Bonner as its newest brand ambassador. Nicknamed “The Red Mamba,” Bonner will appear on Big Red soda displays at hundreds of stores across central and south Texas beginning this month. Next spring, the brand also plans to host a text-to-win sweepstakes through which fans can win Bonner’s autographed Spurs jersey.


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Coca-Cola signs definitive agreement with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution

Great Lakes to dedicate sales, distribution activities to Coca-Cola brands

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. signed a definitive agreement with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings LLC, Rosemont, Ill. This agreement follows a letter of intent announced in February with Reyes Holdings LLC for the granting of territories in the greater Chicago area. The Coca-Cola Co. anticipates closing the transaction in 2015, but financial terms were not disclosed.


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Beverage brands celebrate Veteran’s Day

Starbucks, Coca-Cola host special events to honor military

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, multiple beverage brands are finding ways to salute our nation’s troops and their sacrifices in the days before and after this federal holiday.


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Coca-Cola Life expands distribution nationwide

Soda sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract

Following its initial summer rollout in select The Fresh Market stores, Coca-Cola Life now is available across the United States. A brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., Coca-Cola Life is the company’s first reduced-calorie carbonated soft drink sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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BI January 2015 cover

2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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