Carbonated Soft Drinks

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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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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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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