Interbrew, AmBev to merge
|Billions of dollars of
retail tea sold in 2003, according to The U.S. Market for Tea and Ready-To-Drink
Tea, a report published by Packaged Facts. This is up nearly $1 billion
over 2002, surpassing the $5 billion
mark for the first time.
|Percent increase in the private label
soy market during the past four years, according to Allan Routh, president
and chief executive officer of Sunrich Inc., in a recent statement. This
is compared to an 8 percent growth in overall food segments.
||Number of acres in downtown Atlanta under development by The Coca-Cola Co. Approximately half of the land will be home to an aquarium and the updated version of the World of Coca-Cola, scheduled to open in 2006, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.|
|Number of cents excise
taxes will be increased per bottle of $5 vodka due to a tax plan imposed
in Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register. The same plan calls for
a decrease of $1.20 in tax on a $20 bottle of vodka, and for increased
tax savings as the price per bottle rises.
||Millions of adults who are not
currently on a low-carb diet but are likely to try one in the next two years, according to a survey conducted
by Opinion Dynamics Corp., Cambridge, Mass.
|Millions of liters of Absolut vodka shipped from Ahus harbor in Sweden in 2003, according to V&S Vin&Sprit AB. Construction on a new production plant in Sweden will be complete by 2007 to keep up with demand.|