Carbonated Soft Drinks

Canning convenience

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Previously available in designer glass bottles, Cascal fermented soda now is available in cans. The can transition also has heralded the introduction of three new blends: Bright Citrus, Berry Cassis and Fresh Tropical. The brand’s existing Crisp White and Ripe Rouge varieties also are available in cans.
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Coca-Cola shares plans to advance sales momentum in North American market

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The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, at its North America Market Tour event in Houston in late September highlighted the company’s North American roadmap for growth goals, which are to build strong brands, translate brand value into customer value, and build the capability to sustain and repeat success in the region. Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America, and Steve Cahillane, president and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Refreshments, noted the benefits of bringing together portions of The Coca-Cola Co., Coca-Cola Enterprises and the bottling investments group as Coca-Cola Refreshments.
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PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling program donates to veterans’ charity

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Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. made its second $500,000 donation from its Dream Machine recycling initiative to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities, a national program offering career training, education and job creation for post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities. PepsiCo presented the check during a ceremony following the first quarter of the Veterans Day football game at Syracuse University, which is home to the Whitman School of Management and Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) that operates the EBV program.


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Coca-Cola invests $2 billion in India

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Coca-Cola India announced a USD $2 billion investment in the country’s system beginning in 2010 for the next five years. The investment is designed to further capture the opportunity in the non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage market in the country.


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Mountain Dew offers contest, flavors for ‘Call of Duty’ release

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Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo brand Mountain Dew announced a sweepstakes to reward fans with an ultimate mega-gaming experience: the chance to play “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” with three friends on a mega-sized stadium screen. Also, as part of the video game promotion, Mountain Dew is expanding its Mtn Dew Game Fuel line with a new Tropical flavor to join the variety.


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Pepsi partners with digital coupon service

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Pepsi teamed up with Waltham, Mass.-based SavingStar, a national paperless grocery savings service, to offer shoppers savings on Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max. The savings is activated through the brands’ respective Facebook pages. During November, when shoppers spend $15 in total on any Diet Pepsi or Pepsi Max product at participating retailers over the course of any number of shopping trips, they will receive $5 back.


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Extraordinary design

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The Coca-Cola Co.’s Diet Coke brand launched a limited-edition can design. The latest evolution of Diet Coke’s “Stay Extraordinary” campaign features a modern aluminum can design for fall.
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Marketing through the generations

Identifying the wants and needs of age groups
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Once a product makes it to the store shelf, brand appeal and package design can’t always carry it to success. That’s when companies turn to marketing. But when the market is filled with millions of individuals of various ages with different backgrounds, marketing can turn into a puzzle. Marketers are tasked with not only determining their message, but also the product’s audience and the best ways to reach them. If all of these pieces don’t fit, the brand’s target audience might not be enticed to purchase the product.
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Brand equity

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PepsiCo and 4sight Inc. have collaborated to design a new, distinctive PET bottle design for the Mountain Dew brand.
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Diet Coke unveils limited edition packaging

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The Coca-Cola Co.’s Diet Coke brand launched a refreshed ad campaign as well as a limited-edition can design. The latest evolution of Diet Coke’s “Stay Extraordinary” campaign features a modern aluminum can design for fall and a new series of ads.


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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