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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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Americans expect food, beverage brands to play a role in recycling

Consumers look to product’s packaging first to learn whether it is recyclable
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The majority of consumers believe that product companies and their brands play a crucial role in recycling, according to a new poll conducted by New York-based Research Data + Insights (RDI) on behalf of the Carton Council of North America (CCNA), Vernon Hills, Ill. The consulting firm surveyed 1,000 adults from across the United States, and 86 percent of them responded that they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages.


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Big Red soda to observe National Backwash Prevention Day

Spoof video presents packaging technology for backwash prevention
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Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc.’s Big Red soda brand plans to educate consumers about the “issue” of backwashing with National Backwash Prevention Day on Nov. 1. According to the brand, an estimated 99.99 percent of Americans have unknowingly fallen victim to their favorite beverages being contaminated by backwash.


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Honest Tea, Smashburger announce national partnership

Burger chain offers freshly brewed, organic iced teas at all US locations
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Smashburger, Denver, announced that it will carry Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea’s fresh-brewed organic iced teas at all of its restaurants nationwide. Each Smashburger location will brew a selection of iced teas from the independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co.


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Starbucks encourages coffee gifting on Twitter

“Tweet-a-Coffee” social media program enables consumers to give Starbucks Card e-gifts
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Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, launched a new way for customers to give its coffee as a gift using the “Tweet-a-Coffee” Twitter program.


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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