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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
April 24, 2014

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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Shock Top celebrates National Pretzel Day with themed beer

Limited-edition Twisted Pretzel Wheat available at beer festivals, special events, on draft
April 24, 2014

To celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top brand blended the taste of a cold beer with the taste and smell of a warm, fresh pretzel in its newest limited-edition beer: Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat. The brand will serve the Belgian-style unfiltered wheat at special events nationwide and on draft at select locations for a limited time.


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RuckPack energy shots obtain national distribution in Walgreens stores

Brand received investment from ‘Shark Tank’ investors and benefits military charities
April 24, 2014

San Diego-based Noots! Nutrition LLC announced that its RuckPack caffeine-free dietary supplement shots have expanded into more than 7,000 Walgreens stores nationwide.


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Pernod Ricard USA signs new distribution agreements

Spirits and wine company renews, expands distribution contracts, effective July 1
April 23, 2014

Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the renewal of its partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), Houston, and the expansion of its relationship with Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., both effective July 1.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent
April 23, 2014

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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American Beverage Association celebrates Earth Day

Association highlights environmental initiatives of non-alcohol beverage industry
April 22, 2014

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., highlighted the environmental initiatives of the U.S. non-alcohol beverage industry that it supports.


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Boyd's Coffee launches single-serve coffees for retail, foodservice

New product design uses less packaging
April 22, 2014

Portland, Ore.-based Boyd Coffee Co. is launching a new generation of single-serve coffees for single-cup coffee brewers. The new Boyd’s Coffee cups' soft mesh filters use less packaging than the traditional rigid-side cups and also enable coffee drinkers to smell the coffees’ fresh-roasted aromas, the company says.


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White Castle releases single-serve coffees

White Castle Original Restaurant Blend Coffee available in restaurants, grocery stores and online
April 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle is making its medium-roast coffee available in single-cup coffee pods for consumers to brew at home.


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Bai Brands introduces new half-and-half beverage

Bai5 Tanzania Lemonade Tea is the 10th flavor in the lineup
April 21, 2014

Bai Brands, Hamilton, N.J., introduced a new, all-natural half tea, half lemonade beverage as part of its Bai5 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused, coffee-fruit beverage line.


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PepsiCo reports Q1 results

Beverage volume was flat during the quarter
April 18, 2014

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., reported its first-quarter 2014 results.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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