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Pepsi Next pushes trial with ‘Wheel of Levy’ promotion

April 22, 2013

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi Next brand partnered with actor William Levy to debut the "Wheel of Levy" promotion. This is the brand's latest mission to get America to “Drink it to believe it,” referring to the product’s real cola taste with 60 percent less sugar, the company says. The actor portrays six versatile personas all in hot pursuit of one united goal: to get America to try a Pepsi Next for free.


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PepsiCo reports Q1 2013 results

April 18, 2013

As a whole, Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. reported net revenue for the first quarter of 2013, ending March 23, at nearly $12.6 billion, which is a 1 percent increase from the first quarter of 2012. Its beverage offerings increased 3 percent in volume during the time frame, with 1 percent organic growth.


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IRI announces most-successful CPG brands of 2012

April 17, 2013

Chicago-based market research firm Information Resources Inc. (IRI), formerly SymphonyIRI Group, released its list of 2012 New Product Pacesetters. These 200 top-selling consumer packaged goods (CPG) launches, which represent 11 percent of the 1,900 CPG brands that hit the market in 2011 and 2012, each captured more than $13 million in their first year of sales in traditional grocery, drug and mass market retailers, dollar and club channels, and military commissaries, with an individual average of $39.5 million in first-year revenues.


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Oskar Blues Brew School student hired by N.C. brewery

April 16, 2013

The Oskar Blues Brew School, Brevard, N.C., announced that its first 20 students are preparing to take the General International Beer and Distribution Certification exam in a few weeks. One of those students has already been offered, and accepted, the position of assistant brewer at Oskar Blues’ North Carolina brewery.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports 1st-quarter 2013 results

Company plans expanded territories deal with bottlers
April 16, 2013

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported its results for the first quarter of 2013. Overall, first-quarter reported net revenues declined 1 percent, with comparable net revenues also down 1 percent. This reflects a 2 percent increase in concentrate sales, offset by a 1 percent impact from structural changes and a 2 percent currency impact. Excluding the impact of currency and structural changes, net revenues grew 2 percent despite two fewer selling days in the quarter.


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Kool-Aid launches new brand campaign, liquid drink mix

Kool-Aid Man gets new voice and look
April 15, 2013

Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc. unveiled a comprehensive new campaign for its Kool-Aid brand called "Smile. It's Kool-Aid," timed with the product launch of Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix.


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Five things to know about millennials

April 15, 2013

As the second-largest generation next to baby boomers, millennials are an important group for brands to reach.


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Label 5 launches WorldmiXperience Web series

Social media campaign follows fans on missions in New York City
April 15, 2013

New York-based Scotch whisky brand Label 5 launched its WorldmiXperience Web series, a social media campaign that follows a team of five global Label 5 fans as they spend five days in New York City. The series will broadcast daily on Label 5’s Facebook page and will be updated with photos, interviews and videos of the mission of the day.


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Honest Tea brings The Great Recycle to new cities

April 9, 2013

Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced upcoming dates for The Great Recycle, its national initiative to help boost recycling rates.


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Pepsi Max hosts second Field of Dreams Game

MLB legends, contest winners take the field May 18 in Rochester, N.Y.
April 9, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Pepsi Max, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, will host a gathering of Major League Baseball (MLB) legends at the 2013 Pepsi Max MLB Field of Dreams Game. This year's game will take place May 18 at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y., featuring an American League (AL) vs. National League (NL) match-up with MLB legends and the consumer winners from the Pepsi Max MLB Field of Dreams promotion.

 


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