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Zero Calorie Astro Pop Soda

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Building upon its full-calorie Astro Pop Soda line, which reflects its retro Astro Pop lollipop, Leaf Brands LLC introduced naturally sweetened, zero-calorie versions of the sodas.


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Honey sparks flavor trend in craft beer, spirits

Natural sweetener also offers fermentation benefits
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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At picnics and other outdoor events during the summer and early fall, consumers have to watch out for bees that might crawl into their unattended beverage cans.


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2014 State of the Industry: Carbonated soft drinks

CSD brands seek alternative sweeteners
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The current economic climate coupled with governmental and consumer concerns about health and wellness created a tough environment for the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) market this year, according to analysts.


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Sweetener usage changes with consumer preferences

Consumers look for natural sweeteners that don't compromise on taste
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In recent years, consumer concerns about sugar intake have created a macrotrend of healthier beverages. As a result, the beverage industry has seen natural sweeteners like stevia evolve and become more widely used.


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Cargill introduces ViaTech sweeteners

New sweetner line enables optimum sweetness at high use levels
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Cargill introduced its ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners. The new sweetener line enables beverage-makers to achieve optimal sweet taste at high use levels, which has been a limitation with previous stevia-based products, the company says.


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ON Powered Refreshment

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Developed by a board-certified clinical neuroscientist, ON Beverages’ ON Powered Refreshment functional drinks feature a blend of ornithine, caffeine from tea leaf extract, and B vitamins for energy.


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Skinnygirl, SodaStream partner to create new line of low-calorie flavors

Products scheduled to launch in second half of 2014
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SodaStream International Ltd., Airport City, Israel, announced a strategic agreement with Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl brand to co-develop a line of better-for-you flavors for use with the SodaStream home beverage carbonation system.


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Zevia carbonated soft drinks

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Zevia reformulated its line of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) with a new, all-natural sweetening system.


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Sweetener blending helps reduce calories, enhance taste

Consumers more concerned with amount of sweeteners than type
By Jessica Jacobsen
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In the ballad “The Sweetest Thing,” the pop rock band U2 sang about how love is the sweetest thing, but when it comes to the beverage market, the sweetest thing also is the biggest thing. Across 13 ingredient categories, sweeteners accounted for 85 percent of the 46.4 million tons of ingredients used in beverages in 2011, according to an April 2013 report by Chicago-based Euromonitor International titled “Beverage Ingredients: Trends and Influences.”


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Natural Jones Soda

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Jones Soda Co. launched Natural Jones Sodas, which are sweetened with a proprietary blend of pure cane sugar, organic agave syrup and stevia.


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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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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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