Carbonated Soft Drinks

7-Eleven adds new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee flavor

New collaboration with The Coca-Cola Co. features Sprite, orange and cherry flavors

7-Eleven Inc., Dallas, added the new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee to its lineup of frozen beverages lineup. Inspired by the limited-edition Sprite flavor developed between The Coca-Cola Co. and the NBA superstar, the new Slurpee also features the taste of traditional Sprite mixed with cherry and orange flavors, the company says.


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Jones Soda expands distribution of its natural soft drinks

Natural sodas rebranded as Jones Stripped

Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. announced that distribution for its natural soda line expanded into the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Canada.


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PepsiCo commits $300,000 to Balkan flood relief efforts

Beverage company works to help 1 million people in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and its philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, are donating $300,000 to support international relief efforts in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina following massive flooding that has caused widespread devastation and destruction. In addition to this financial commitment, the company is donating 1.5 tons of its products to help the more than 1 million people in need.


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Coca-Cola introduces 3 countertop Freestyle machines

New equipment expands number of locations suited for the fountain technology

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. added three new models to its Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain equipment portfolio to help expand the number of locations suited for the technology, the company says. Like the full-size Freestyle machines, the new countertop units offer multiple beverage choices, including low- and zero-calorie options, and an interactive touchscreen experience but in a smaller unit size. The new Coca-Cola Freestyle countertop dispensers will be piloted by the end of the year, the company says.


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Veri Organic

The Veri Soda Co. launched a line of Veri Organic sodas that are low in calories, free of GMOs, and certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program.


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Minta Strawberry

Minta Beverages Inc. will expand its mint-flavored sodas with a new Strawberry variety this May.


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Mountain Dew brings exclusive Taco Bell soda to retail

Mtn Dew Baja Blast will be available in bottles and cans for a limited time starting May 5

Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., will make its Mtn Dew Baja Blast carbonated soft drink available at retail for the first time.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports Q1 2014 results

Media investments help drive brand growth

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported worldwide volume growth of 2 percent as well as volume and value share gains for its non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages portfolio during the first quarter of 2014.


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Majority of US households still drink CSDs, Mintel reports

Infographic reveals who's drinking CSDs, when and why

Despite facing a challenging environment in recent years, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) still have a household penetration rate of more than 92 percent, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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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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