More than 20,000 attendees from 60-plus countries were in attendance at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, which took place Oct. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Lassonde Industries Inc., Rougemont, Quebec, posted sales of $315 million in the third quarter of 2014, marking a 22.3 percent increase compared with the prior-year period. Sales for the third quarter included the Apple & Eve LLC (A&E) portfolio, which was acquired earlier this year. Profit attributable to the company's shareholders for this period totaled $10.6 million, reflecting a decrease of $600,000 from the third quarter of 2013.
IFT spokesperson answers questions about recipe, safety of seasonal beverage
November 5, 2014
To offer insight into the research and development side of the popular seasonal beverage pumpkin spice lattes, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Chicago, released a video and Q&A with food scientist and IFT spokesperson Kantha Shelke. Through these platforms, Shelke shares how the drink and the spice mix is made, explains any safety concerns involving the ingredients, and offers the science behind why consumers love it so much.
Soda sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract
November 4, 2014
Following its initial summer rollout in select The Fresh Market stores, Coca-Cola Life now is available across the United States. A brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., Coca-Cola Life is the company’s first reduced-calorie carbonated soft drink sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.
“The Bold and the Best” celebrates Kevin Durant’s career
November 4, 2014
Sparkling Ice, a brand of Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co., announced the launch of a new advertising campaign featuring Oklahoma City Thunder forward and 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. “The Bold and the Best,” which is part of a recently announced partnership initiated by Durant, celebrates Durant’s career, both on and off the court, as part of an advertisement for one of the fastest-growing beverage brands in the United States, the company says.
Company adds glass package manufacturing capabilities and distribution territory
November 3, 2014
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, completed its acquisition of the business assets of Bethlehem, Pa.-based Davis Beverage Group and Davis Bottling Co. The acquisition includes a 42-county distribution territory covering most of the eastern half of Pennsylvania, excluding the Philadelphia area, as well as western and central New Jersey.
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