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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent
April 23, 2014

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports Q1 2014 results

Media investments help drive brand growth
April 15, 2014

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported worldwide volume growth of 2 percent as well as volume and value share gains for its non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages portfolio during the first quarter of 2014.


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Majority of US households still drink CSDs, Mintel reports

Infographic reveals who's drinking CSDs, when and why
April 11, 2014

Despite facing a challenging environment in recent years, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) still have a household penetration rate of more than 92 percent, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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CSD brands respond to health concerns with sweetener research

Category also expands into new formats, usage occassions
April 11, 2014

“It’s no secret that 2013 was a challenging year,” began Larry D. Young, president and chief executive officer of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), in his address during the company’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings call.


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Coca-Cola launches ‘The World’s Cup’ campaign

Campaign surrounding 2014 FIFA World Cup is largest marketing program in Coca-Cola history
April 2, 2014

In its largest marketing program yet, Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. is inviting the world to celebrate football — commonly referred to as soccer in the United States — as a force for social good. Through its "The World's Cup" campaign, The Coca-Cola Co. will promote participation, empowerment and conversation surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil with the goal of delivering the most accessible and inclusive international football championship event ever, the company says.


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Zevia becomes first distributed zero-calorie, naturally sweetened CSD in MLB

Brand partners with Oakland Athletics in distribution, advertising agreement
March 28, 2014

Beginning with their 2014 Opening Homestand on March 29, the Oakland Athletics will introduce Zevia as the first-ever naturally sweetened, zero-calorie carbonated soft drink (CSD) in Major League Baseball. The team’s partnership with the Culver City, Calif.-based beverage company will make Zevia’s Ginger Ale, Cola, Ginger Root Beer, Cream Soda, Black Cherry and Grape CSDs available at concessions throughout O.co Coliseum in branded coolers.


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Reed’s Inc. announces 2013 results

Natural beverage company reports growth of kombucha line last year
March 26, 2014

Los Angeles-based Reed’s Inc., the owner of natural beverage brands such as Culture Club Kombucha and Virgil’s Soda, announced the financial results for its fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2013.


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Coca-Cola expands ‘The Ahh Effect’ campaign with commercials

Soft drink maker also expands online platform, behind-the-label content
March 21, 2014

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. is expanding its “The Ahh Effect” campaign with added features for its second year. The teen-focused effort will build on its history of innovation with several marketing firsts for Coca-Cola in interactive and broadcast media this coming year, the company says.


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Coca-Cola partners with LeBron James to create new Sprite flavor

Limited-edition CSD available nationwide in convenience, value stores
March 19, 2014

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. has joined forces with NBA superstar LeBron James to create a new, limited-edition Sprite flavor. Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James combines the taste of Sprite with a splash of cherry and orange flavor, the company says. The flavor formulation, packaging graphics and product name for Sprite 6 Mix were co-developed with James to reflect his style and taste preferences, it says.


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PepsiCo builds on commitments to sustainable agriculture

Expands support for local communities with new land policy
March 18, 2014

To build on the policies and programs that Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo already has established in a number of areas including supplier conduct, sustainable agriculture, and environmental health and safety, the company now is rolling out a land policy with zero tolerance for illegal activities in its supply chain and for land displacements of any legitimate land tenure holders.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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