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Up Close With: TalkingRain's Sparkling Ice

TalkingRain expands Sparkling Ice’s availability
By Jennifer Zegler
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Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co. recently placed a focus on its Sparkling Ice enhanced water brand, which in turn has experienced a national surge. 


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Voss' clean water campaign

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Voss Artesian Water from Norway kicks off its second annual 31 Days to Make a Difference campaign on World Water Day, which is March 22, ending on Earth Day, April 22.
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Nestle Waters-sponsored program boosts local recycling rates

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The Canadian Beverage Association, Encorp Pacific-Canada, Nestlé Waters Canada and the city of Richmond, British Columbia, announced that their recent Go Recycle! pilot public spaces recycling program resulted in a 27 percent reduction of beverage containers found in the waste stream.


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Children's drinks address growing concerns

Children’s drinks leverage natural, reduced sugar claims
By Jessica Jacobsen
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When it comes to children’s nutrition, parents are faced with the challenge of finding products that meet their nutritional preferences, but also appeal to their children. But the challenge extends beyond parents and begins with the manufacturers. Beverage-makers are tasked with developing products to help bridge the gap between nutritional demands and pleasing taste profiles.
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From glass to metal

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Noah’s Sparkling Spring Water moved from glass bottles to 12-ounce slim cans. The company’s reasons for the change include aluminum’s ability to keep beverages colder longer, portability, convenience and sustainability, it says.
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Education important for recycling efforts

Industry stakeholders work to increase recycling rates
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The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” that children are taught in elementary school is among the numerous messages designed to educate consumers about recycling efforts. But even with the many ways to inform people about recycling, associations, manufacturers and beverage companies continually work to spread the word about programs and initiatives.
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Conservation emblem

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Hawaii-based premium natural water company Hawaiian Springs LLC announced its bottles will bear the emblem for Preserving Paradise, the conservation initiative the company launched this spring.
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Bottled water sales get refreshed

Sparkling, enhanced waters deepen category’s reach
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Bottled water sales have shown signs of growth as the category recovers from the effects of the recession. Overall, the bottled water category increased 2 percent for $7.8 billion in sales for the 52 weeks ending Aug. 7 in supermarkets, drug stores, gas and convenience stores and mass merchandise outlets, excluding Wal-Mart, according to SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago.
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What’s in store for private label

Retailer brands threaten national competition
By Stephanie Cernivec
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We’ve heard of blind taste tests between competitive products. Oftentimes, consumers can’t tell the difference between a national brand and its private-label equivalent. However, in recent years, retailers have taken it to a whole new level. These days, consumers might find it difficult to pick out a private label product on-shelf because of the way it’s packaged and marketed.
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Staying hydrated

By Jessica Jacobsen
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When visiting the nation’s capitol last month, in addition to enjoying the museums, monuments and memorials, I couldn’t help but take notice of the popular beverage of choice on those hot July days — bottled water. Vendors carried around coolers and walked up and down the streets selling water, and tourists flocked to them.


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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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