Carbonated Soft Drinks

Sprite celebrates Lebron James’ homecoming with new video, commercial

Beverage brand also launches commemorative can

Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., launched a new video meant to inspire viewers and capture LeBron James’ return to his hometown of Akron, Ohio, from a new perspective. Directed by Jason Rosenberg of the Bandito Brothers, the video titled "The First Home Game," features James' on-the-court highlight footage as local fans share their anticipation for his first home-court appearance of the season. The video also features Imagine Dragons’ new single "I Bet My Life" as the background track.


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DPS reports 3 percent increase in net sales for Q3

Company expects full-year reported net sales to be up approximately 1 percent

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced a 3 percent increase in reported net sales in the third quarter.


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PepsiCo reported net revenue up 2 percent in Q3

Non-carbonated beverages up slightly

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. reported organic revenue growth of 3.1 percent, reported net revenue growth of 2 percent, and core earnings per share of $1.36 for the third quarter of 2014, which ended Sept. 6.


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Sprite brings back Cranberry flavor

Holiday variety available through the end of the year

Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is bringing back its limited-edition Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero holiday beverages in response to consumer requests. Both beverages will become available in late September and remain on shelves through the end of the year.


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Diet Coke kicks off new ‘Get A Taste’ marketing campaign

The Coca-Cola Co. brand to launch new TV spot featuring Taylor Swift later this fall

Since 1982, consumers have been turning to Diet Coke because they love its taste, according to The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta. To expand on this, the brand is launching a new campaign to show fans what life would be like if it tasted as good as Diet Coke.


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Crowdsourcing gives consumers a voice in development of new beverages

MobCraft Beer, Proper Soda put new products to consumer vote

Although the common business adage “The customer is always right” might not apply to all businesses, some beverage brands are collecting consumer insights to help guide their new product development. In fact, one beverage manufacturer exclusively uses consumer feedback to create its products.


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Coca-Cola brings back Surge

Fans advocated for return of citrus-flavored soda

After a 12-year hiatus, Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. is bringing back its Surge citrus-flavored carbonated soft drink.


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Wholesaler of the Year: The Odom Corp.

Beverage wholesaler credits community connection with success

With a distribution territory that spans parts of Washington state, Idaho, Oregon and all of Alaska, one might wonder how The Odom Corp., Bellevue, Wash., has excelled throughout the years while dealing with factors like challenging weather climates and a broad territorial footprint.


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Dr Pepper Snapple seeks to acquire Davis Beverage Group, Davis Bottling Co.

Move would nearly double DPS’s company-owned distribution in Pa., add glass package manufacturing capabilities

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the business assets of Davis Beverage Group and Davis Bottling Co. If completed, the acquisition would include most of Davis’ direct-store-delivery territory in Pennsylvania and a portion of its New Jersey territory as well as its production and distribution facilities, delivery vehicles, vending equipment and other assets.


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Coke Zero counts down to football game day

The Coca-Cola Co. brand enters year two of partnership with ESPN’s “College Gameday”

This football season, Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.’s Coke Zero brand is celebrating the countdown to each week’s game day with a new, fully integrated campaign. The campaign celebrates the countdown culture of stocking up for tailgate party foods, singing fight songs at pep rallies, and making signs to cheer on a favorite team while integrating traditional media, social media engagement and ESPN’s “College GameDay” TV show for a second year.


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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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