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Kellogg Co. donates to Nepal relief efforts

Food and beverage company donates $200,000 to World Food Programme

Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., made a $200,000 donation to the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist with disaster relief and humanitarian efforts following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal and the surrounding region on Saturday, April 25, according to USA Today. More than 3,300 deaths have been confirmed, and the death toll still is expected to raise, USA Today reports. At least 18 were killed and dozens more were injured on Mount Everest, where the quake launched an avalanche, it says. The contribution is being made by the company and its charitable arm, the Kellogg Co. Fund.


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Vita Coco President of US leaves company

Jeff Popkin departs after more than 3 years

New York-based Vita Coco announced the departure of Jeff B. Popkin, the company’s president for the U.S. Popkin joined Vita Coco in September 2011 as vice president of sales and was promoted to president for the US in August 2012.


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Jamba Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary with giveaway

Made-to-order juice, smoothie retailer plans 500-store expansion

 Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif.,is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special giveaway in appreciation of its fans’ support. Guests who  visit Jamba locations across the nation on April 23,between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time will receive a free small  made-to-order juice or and smoothie.  


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IBWA celebrates Earth Day

Organization shows its dedication to environment, natural resources

 In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the International Bottled Water Association, Alexandria, Va., is highlighting its efforts and dedication to protecting the environment and natural resources.


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Old Orchard Brands adds Healthy Balance juice drinks

New beverages reflect new dietary guidelines for reduced sugar

Old Orchard Brands, Sparta, Mich., expanded its Healthy Balance line of reduced-sugar juice drinks to include two new tropical flavors that fit within the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's dietary recommendation for a massive reduction in daily sugar intake.


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Readers name their favorite new product for March

Cambell’s V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juices claims 59% of votes

In line with consumers’ interest with health and wellness products as well as vegetable flavors, Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. introduced in January its new line of V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juice beverages. This month, Beverage Industry readers have shown that they agree that this new product release was on point by voting the product line Beverage Industry’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month for March.


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Brewers Association announces Top 50 brewing companies

D.G. Yuengling and Son tops craft breweries list

The Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., released its annual list of the Top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the United States based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies.


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2015 Food Safety Summit encourages discussion with government officials

Event adds session about foodborne disease outbreaks

The 2015 Food Safety Summit, which will take place April 28-30 in Baltimore, will continue its goal of “Providing Solutions for Today and Planning for Tomorrow” with focused sessions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates, a full-day forum on integrating the nation’s food safety system, a session on the 2014 foodborne outbreak and much more.


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Beverage Forum comes to Chicago

The Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, Mike's Hard Lemonade representatives among keynote speakers

The Beverage Forum, the only global all-beverage executive conference presented by Beverage Marketing Corporation, New York, and Beverage Industry, a publication of Troy, Mich.-based BNP Media, will celebrate its 22nd year April 21-22 at The Drake Hotel, Chicago.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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