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The Coca-Cola Co. introduced a new Sprite flavor for the first time in eight years.
In the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday, Nov. 8, beverage companies are working fast to send aid to affected communities in the Philippines. The typhoon flattened towns, destroying at least 80,000 homes and leaving more than 582,000 people homeless and more than 2,275 dead, according to a CNN report.
Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc.’s Big Red soda brand plans to educate consumers about the “issue” of backwashing with National Backwash Prevention Day on Nov. 1. According to the brand, an estimated 99.99 percent of Americans have unknowingly fallen victim to their favorite beverages being contaminated by backwash.
Dry Soda Co. expanded its line of all-natural sodas from 12-ounce glass bottles into 12-ounce Rexam Sleek cans for a more portable and durable option, it says.
Jones Soda Co. announced the return of its Halloween-inspired beverages in 8-ounce cans.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo reported net revenue of $16.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013. This marks 1.5 percent growth in the quarter and 2 growth percent year-to-date, the company reports. Organic revenue grew 3.3 percent in the quarter and 3.9 percent year-to-date, and core constant currency operating profit rose 3 percent in the quarter, reflecting increased advertising and marketing expense and $28 million of incremental investments.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta reported its third-quarter and year-to-date 2013 results, noting continued global value share gains in total non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages. Worldwide volume grew 2 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, with North American volume up 1 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, the company reports.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co.’s Double Cola brand launched “The Great Outdoors Sweepstakes,” a promotion encouraging Chattanooga and the surrounding area consumers to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle. The sweepstakes is hosted in partnership with L2 Boards, an outdoor retailer also based in Chattanooga that offers stand-up paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals and lessons as well as longboards and slacklines for purchase.
This summer, Diet Pepsi teamed up with actor Josh Duhamel to surprise Diet Pepsi fans in stores.
Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
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