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

Packaging opens sparkling waters up to new channels
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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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Dunkin’ Donuts releases new, returning fall coffees

Foodservice restaurant also launches “PumpeDD for Pumpkin” Twitter sweepstakes
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In anticipation of the fall season, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. released its new and returning seasonal coffee drinks.


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Kraft Foodservice to offer free Mio merchandising racks

Racks designed to entice bottled water sales at foodservice locations
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Kraft Foodservice, a division of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is offering free merchandising racks for its Mio liquid water enhancers. Designed to boost bottled water sales at foodservice locations, the company is offering two options: a hitchhiker rack or a cooler door rack.


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Jones Soda Co. releases PB&J soda

Limited-edition flavor scheduled to launch in U.S. in late August
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Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. released a new limited-edition premium soda flavor: Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J).


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of July

High Brew Coffee obtains 22 percent of online vote
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Cold-brewed coffees are gaining attention in the marketplace, including among Beverage Industry readers. Showing their affinity for ready-to-drink, cold-brewed coffee, 22 percent of voters named High Brew Coffee as the best new product that was posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month of July, making the new lineup the winner of the magazine’s July Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll.


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Honest Tea’s latest experiment finds honesty on the rise

National Honesty Index rates Honolulu, Washington, D.C., most honest cities
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Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., conducted The 2014 National Honesty Index and found that, when faced with a choice to be honest or not, 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.


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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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