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Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts, part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. family of companies, has partnered with Arizona Beverages USA LLC, Woodbury, N.Y., and Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Cleveland, to introduce the new Frozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta. The half iced tea, half lemonade frozen beverage will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide throughout the summer.
Cheribundi Inc., Geneva, N.Y., announced that 32-ounces bottles of its same-named Tart Cherry Juice and Tart Cherry Juice Light now are available in the cold box and produce section at Key Food locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Offering a solution for health-conscious consumers seeking an energy boost, CEG Brands LLC developed Frava functional beverages, which combine fruit juices with natural caffeine sourced from green coffee beans.
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.
PepsiCo Inc. added Naked Kale Blazer to its Veggies line of juices.
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.
Campbell Soup Co. extended its V8 Splash portfolio with V8 Splash Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.
Cheribundi Inc., Boulder, Colo., announced that two of its top-selling Fruit Refresh blends, Lemonade Refresh and Cranberry Refresh, now are available in 2,100 Walmart locations. These products will be merchandised in the juice aisle.
After establishing its brand in 25 countries, Little Miracles has brought Little Miracles Organic Energy drinks to the U.S. market.
Jamba Juice Co., Emeryville, Calif., reinforced its commitment to whole food blending and juicing with three new or enhanced smoothie menu items.
Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.
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