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Malibu and R&B singer, songwriter and actor Ne-Yo have formed a long-term partnership to unveil Malibu Red, which will launch in March 2012.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), based in Waterbury, Vt., has chosen Isle of Wight County, Va., as the future home of its new manufacturing and distribution facility.
Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Oklahoma City, has signed an agreement to be acquired by The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, for approximately $360 million.
PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., has partnered with Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc.'s convenience stores nationwide to help donate money to Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity that provides emergency food assistance to 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.
The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., reinforced the positive effect its members in the non-alcohol beverage industry have on the country. The association noted the industry’s support in charitable causes in communities across the nation that total more than $1.9 billion, it said.
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee Corp. announced the sale of a majority of its North American foodservice coffee and tea operations to The J.M. Smucker Co., Orrville, Ohio, for $350 million.
According to a recent survey conducted by Minute Maid, 60 percent of respondents say they reach for orange juice on a regular basis.
Last week, Big Red Inc., one of the Top 10 largest soft drink companies in North America, announced its purchase of Portland, Ore.-based Thomas Kemper Soda Co.
Despite overall declines in U.S. sales, customers are satisfied with most products in the soft drinks and beer categories, says a report released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).
Odwalla, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, introduced a new line of 150-calorie Smoothie Refreshers. Designed to complement meals, Odwalla Smoothie Refreshers are described by the company as having a refreshingly light texture and are available in Mango Lime Twist, Mixed Berry Shuffle and Pear Berry Jive flavors.
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