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Starbucks launches holiday promotion, products

Share Event encourages purchase of seasonal coffees
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In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. will kick off its Share Event in participating U.S. stores.


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Innova reports top food and beverage trends of 2014

Trust, traceability could be keys to boosting consumer confidence
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Innova Market Insights, the Netherlands, released its Top 10 list analyzing the latest trends impacting the food and beverage industries. Some of the top trends include moves to reduce the amount of food waste as consumers simultaneously adapt their habits in times of continuing austerity. These trends come as the industry focuses on regaining consumer trust, following a year of negative headlines, the market research firm says.


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Skinnygirl, AriZona launch Skinnygirl Sparklers

Contest gives fans chance to help extend new beverage line
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Skinnygirl Founder Bethenny Frankel partnered with AriZona Beverage Co., Cincinnati, to launch Skinnygirl’s first line of non-alcohol beverages. Skinnygirl Sparklers are sparkling waters that are made with real fruit juice, six essential vitamins, superfruit extracts and green tea polyphenols. Like the rest of the Skinnygirl portfolio, the products are low in calories. Each sparkling water contains 5 calories in a serving and do not include artificial colors or flavors.


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Peet’s Coffee & Tea to open 7 stores in Michigan

Company continues expansion plans across United States
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Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Emeryville, Calif., announced the opening of seven new stores in the Detroit metro area.


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Beverages forecasted to grow this holiday season

Alcohol beverages to increase 3 percent, Nielsen Holiday Spending Forecast states
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Nearly one-quarter of U.S. consumers say that they have already begun their holiday shopping, according to Nielsen’s 2013 Holiday Spending Forecast.


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NACS Show success continues

Beverage-makers exhibit latest in new product releases
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More than 22,000 people were in attendance at the 2013 NACS Show, which took place Oct. 12-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Total attendance reached 22,263, with 7,874 visitors classified as “buyers,” including retailers, wholesalers and distributors.


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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated reports Q3, first 9 months 2013 results

Revenue increase attributed to return of normal weather patterns
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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced that it earned $16.2 million on net sales of $434.5 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net income of $10.1 million on net sales of $419.9 million for the prior-year period.


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Zico to send fan to Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Winner will meet gold medal skier Julia Mancuso
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El Segundo, Calif.-based Zico Beverages LLC’s same-named coconut water brand announced a sweepstakes through which fans can enter to win a trip for them and a friend to attend the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and meet 2006 Olympic champion Julia Mancuso.


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Jamba reports sales declines for Q3

Consumer spending, adverse weather affected smoothie sales
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Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif., reported its unaudited financial results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 1.


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Celestial Seasonings launches ‘From Me To You’ holiday promotion

Tea brand invites fans to send free samples of holiday teas to friends
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Lake Success, N.Y.-based The Hain Celestial Group Inc.’s Celestial Seasonings brand is helping 25,000 fans spread holiday cheer with its holiday teas. Through the Celestial Seasonings Facebook page, fans can surprise a friend or loved one anywhere in the country with a special delivery of Celestial Seasonings holiday teas as part of the brand’s “From Me To You” promotion.


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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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