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Coca-Cola Bottling to expand franchise territory

New territory includes Knoxville, Tenn., area currently served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., signed a definitive agreement with Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Knoxville, Tenn., area.


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Cascade Ice to release new, proprietary bottle design for select varieties

Packaging opens sparkling waters up to new channels

Cascade Ice, a brand of Everett, Wash.-based Unique Beverage Co. LLC, will introduce a proprietary 7-ounce slim bottle design for a select few of its zero-calorie sparkling flavored waters. Beginning in September, Cascade Ice Lemonade, Coconut, Black Raspberry, Orange Mango and Pink Grapefruit varieties will be available in individual 7-ounce bottles and six-packs of 7-ounce bottles.


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Coke Zero counts down to football game day

The Coca-Cola Co. brand enters year two of partnership with ESPN’s “College Gameday”

This football season, Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.’s Coke Zero brand is celebrating the countdown to each week’s game day with a new, fully integrated campaign. The campaign celebrates the countdown culture of stocking up for tailgate party foods, singing fight songs at pep rallies, and making signs to cheer on a favorite team while integrating traditional media, social media engagement and ESPN’s “College GameDay” TV show for a second year.


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Coca-Cola Life makes its US debut

Naturally sweetened carbonated soft drink kicks off in Fresh Market stores

Coca-Cola Life, a reduced-calorie carbonated soft drink (CSD) sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract, will arrive in the United States this week, according to an Aug. 22 blog post by The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta.


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Left Hand Brewing returns to UK

Craft brewer to expand supply with distribution partner James Clay

This September, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo., will expand its craft beer supply across the United Kingdom with distribution partner James Clay, a U.K.-based importer and distributor of craft beer with 25 years of experience. In addition, Left Hand named Sharona Selby as its first on-site, international brewery representative to represent the brand in the U.K. market.


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Keurig, Kraft announce licensing agreement

Maxwell House, Gevalia, Yuban and McCafé brands to join family of Keurig brands

Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc. announced a multi-year licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement for Kraft's branded coffees in Keurig portion pack formats compatible with Keurig consumer and commercial brewing systems in the United States.


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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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