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March 5, 2012

In preparation for Natural Products Expo West, which kicks off March 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Zevia All Natural Soda is looking to make a big splash in the U.S. market with its line of sugar-free, naturally-sweetened sodas. DSN caught up with Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, to talk about the new product launch and the potential for "natural sodas" in the U.S. marketplace.

AUDIO Q&A: DSN spoke with Paddy Spence, Zevia CEO, about the potential for "natural sodas" in the U.S. marketplace. In preparation for Natural Products Expo West, which kicks off March 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Zevia All Natural Soda is looking to make a big splash in the U.S. market with its line of sugar-free, naturally-sweetened sodas.

April 18, 2014

Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Want to name a private-brand soda? Food Lion is betting that some of its shoppers will want to do just that so it has kicked off the “You Name it” contest.

Now through April 27, Food Lion customers can name their favorite private brand soda flavors for a chance to win prizes.

To participate, customers submit their suggested names for Food Lion brand root beer, ginger ale, orange soda, grape soda and fruit punch. One entry per soda per day is allowed in order to offer multiple opportunities to win prizes.

September 4, 2013

Jones Soda Co.'s series of Halloween-inspired soda flavors is returning to Target stores around the country.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda Co.'s series of Halloween-inspired soda flavors is returning to Target stores around the country.

The Seattle-based soda manufacturer said the 8-oz., limited-edition Halloween cans would be available in early September in four flavors — candy corn, red licorice, caramel apple and blood orange — representing traditional Halloween treats. Packaging will feature such characters as werewolves, zombies, vampires and Frankenstein.

July 1, 2013

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group announced a new contest across the Snapple brand where consumers will have the chance to win
“no bills,” “no airfare,” “better than nothing: free Snapple,” and a host of other "nothings."

PLANO, Texas — The Dr Pepper Snapple Group today announced a new contest across the Snapple brand where consumers will have the chance to win nothing.

“No bills,” “no airfare,” “better than nothing: free Snapple,” and a host of other "nothings" are up for grabs in the company's new consumer contest, "Win Nothing Instantly," on specially marked 16-oz. bottles of Snapple.

May 30, 2013

Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its new all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.

DENVER — Denver-based organic soda company Oogave has begun distribution of its all-natural diet soda line, Loca, through Fresh Market stores and Whole Foods Northern California. The company also continues to expand the distribution of its original Oogave soda line through Super Target stores nationwide.

May 3, 2013

Arizona Beverages is adding three new Rickeys flavors, a beverage that combines a balance of sweet fruit and tart lime inspired by the Brooklyn original soda fountain novelty, the company announced this week.

WOODBURY, N.Y. — Arizona Beverages is adding three new Rickeys flavors, a beverage that combines a balance of sweet fruit and tart lime inspired by the Brooklyn original soda fountain novelty, the company announced this week.

The three new Rickeys flavors include: Mango Lime, Grape Lime and Lemon Lime Rickey. These flavors join Cherry Lime, an immensely popular drink, according to the company.

The new drinks contain 10% juice and only 70 calories per serving.

May 2, 2013

Jones Soda, a beverage company known for its colorful sodas and customer-designed packaging, announced the launch of Natural Jones Soda available in four flavors and made without high fructose corn syrup.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda Co., a beverage company known for its colorful sodas and customer-designed packaging, announced the launch of Natural Jones Soda.

The Natural Jones Soda product line is sweetened with a proprietary blend of natural sweeteners including pure cane sugar, organic agave syrup and stevia. Each 12-ounce glass bottle contains 30 calories, five grams of fiber and five grams of sugar and comes in four fruit flavors: Green Apple, Orange Mango, Cherry and Lemon Lime.

December 19, 2012

As an extension of Dr Pepper Ten, the soft drink company will launch 10-calorie versions of five of its biggest soda brands, beginning January 2013. Sunkist, 7-Up, Canada Dry, RC Cola and A&W Root Beer are all getting makeovers.

PLANO, Texas — As an extension of Dr Pepper Ten, the soft drink company will launch 10-calorie versions of five of its biggest soda brands, beginning January 2013. Sunkist, 7-Up, Canada Dry, RC Cola and A&W Root Beer are all getting makeovers.

Unlike other artificial sweeteners, the 10-calorie sweetener mix used by Dr Pepper Snapple Group contains enough high-fructose corn syrup to appeal to those consumers who have reservations about the taste of diet drinks, the company said.

April 13, 2012

Drug Store News spoke with Paddy Spence, CEO of Zevia, about the potential for natural sodas in the U.S. marketplace.

Drug Store News spoke with Paddy Spence, CEO of Zevia, about the potential for natural sodas in the U.S. marketplace.



DSN: What is the awareness level of nonartificial sweeteners, and how is that trending in the U.S. market?

February 16, 2012

Barq's is paying homage to its Gulf Coast heritage by introducing a new design on all of its products' packaging.

ATLANTA — Barq's is paying homage to its Gulf Coast heritage by introducing a new design on all of its products' packaging.

The root beer brand said that while the cans will maintain their distinctive silver color, the new look features a diamond pattern reminiscent of the drink's original 1898 12-oz. glass bottle packaging. Additionally, the label helps celebrate the brand's 114-year history by keeping the simple slogan "It's Good. Since 1898."

January 31, 2012

Ocean Spray has expanded its lineup to include the brand's first-ever cherry juice drinks.

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Ocean Spray has expanded its lineup to include the brand's first-ever cherry juice drinks.

Ocean Spray's new line includes such flavors as Ocean Spray cherry juice cocktail, Cran-Cherry cranberry cherry juice drink in original and diet, and Ruby-Cherry grapefruit cherry juice drink.

November 17, 2011

Jones Soda has unveiled its limited-edition holiday beverages line.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda has unveiled its limited-edition holiday beverages line.

The lineup includes gingerbread, pear tree, candy cane and sugar plum flavors. Each 12-oz. glass bottle is emblazoned with a corresponding colorful candid photo submitted by Jones Soda fans, and the four-pack itself is shrink-wrapped in a festive covering depicting holiday wrapping paper and a bright red bow, Jones said.

October 7, 2011

Jones Soda has launched its pure cane soda in 16-oz. cans.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda has launched its pure cane soda in 16-oz. cans.

The new product is specifically aimed at the convenience store channel, the company said. The product was unveiled at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show and will hit store shelves later this month.

Jones pure cane soda cans retail for $1.29.

September 30, 2011

Noah's Sparkling Spring Water has debuted new flavors and packaging for its beverages.

CHICAGO — Noah's Sparkling Spring Water has debuted new flavors and packaging for its beverages.

The company said in addition to its original flavor, the sparkling spring water now is available in lime, blueberry pomegranate and peach mango. What's more, the drinks also will make their debut in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans. Previously, Noah's Sparkling Spring Water only was packaged in glass bottles.

Noah's Sparkling Spring Waters are currently available at select retail locations in California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah with plans to drive expansion across the country.

July 21, 2011

Jones Soda has partnered with a lifestyle brand to create a collection of limited-edition glass bottles.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda has partnered with a lifestyle brand to create a collection of limited-edition glass bottles.

In their limited-edition collection, Jones Soda and So So Happy teamed up to roll out four 12-oz. glass bottles that are adorned with four So So Happy characters. The bottles will be sold as four-packs and include one bottle of each flavor with accompanying So So Happy images on the label.

April 28, 2011

Winn-Dixie Stores announced that, with the sale of its Deep South beverage manufacturing facility, it has completed its program to sell all noncore manufacturing operations.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores announced that, with the sale of its Deep South beverage manufacturing facility, it has completed its program to sell all noncore manufacturing operations.

Polar Beverages of Worcester, Mass., will own the Fitzgerald, Ga.-based facility effective April 29.

April 8, 2011

A grape soda brand has gotten a makeover.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A grape soda brand has gotten a makeover.

Buffalo Rock Bottling, a privately held PepsiCo bottler, said that its Grapico and Diet Grapico cans now feature a multi-hued purple emblem, product wording in a signature Southern block script and a cluster of purple grapes at the top.

The packaging redesign applies to all versions of the soft drink, including the 2-liters, 20-oz. single-serving bottles, 12-oz. cans and 12-pack cartons.

Grapico is a well-known staple in the South and made its debut in New Orleans in 1914.

January 20, 2011

Jones Soda and The Onion have teamed up to bring consumers a co-branded line of limited-edition sodas.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda and The Onion have teamed up to bring consumers a co-branded line of limited-edition sodas.

The companies created a collection of six 12-oz. glass bottles — which will retail for $12.99 — that each boasts a black-and-white newsprint-inspired label with a signature Onion headline and accompanying image. The collection includes Jones' popular green apple, root beer and strawberry-lime flavors.

January 3, 2011

A relaxation/focus soda brand has expanded its market reach.

TOMBALL, Texas — A relaxation/focus soda brand has expanded its market reach.

The Purple Stuff family of beverages has gained retail distribution in 1,264 stores, including convenience stores across the southern United States, according to Funktional Beverages, the brand's manufacturer.

The sodas, which launched in 2008, are available in Sippin' Citrus, Berry Calming, Classic Grape and Lean Apple flavors.

December 9, 2010

Jones Soda received a nod for its product revamp of the company's WhoopAss energy drink.

SEATTLE — Jones Soda received a nod for its product revamp of the company's WhoopAss energy drink.

At BevNet Live Winter 2010, Jones Soda was awarded BevNet's 2010 best product revamp honor.

Jones relaunched its WhoopAss energy drink earlier this year with new packaging and functional ingredients. Each 16-oz. can of WhoopAss retails for $2.39 each.

October 20, 2010

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has earned high marks among American consumers in a newly released...

PLANO, Texas Dr Pepper Snapple Group has earned high marks among American consumers in a newly released customer satisfaction index.

According to the Michigan-based American Customer Satisfaction Index, out of 100 points, Dr Pepper Snapple Group scored an 85 — the highest among rival soft-drink makers. Dr Pepper Snapple Group also is the smallest soft-drink maker, and is in a position it has held or shared for the past five years.

PepsiCo’s satisfaction also fell, down 2% to 84, and now ties the unchanged score of Coca-Cola.

October 10, 2010

Undaunted by flat carbonated beverage sales, premium soda manufacturers are bringing a steady stream of...

September 22, 2010

Jones Soda is packing punches with the relaunch of its energy drink....

SEATTLE Jones Soda is packing punches with the relaunch of its energy drink.

WhoopAss features all-new, edgy packaging, including a tall, all-black 16-oz. aluminum can featuring a gritty red and grey Iron Cross graphic; functional new ingredients that boost energy and provide muscle recovery; and an updated flavor profile and color, the beverage maker said.

The new product will carry a suggested retail price of $2.39 and will be available at convenience and grocery stores in November.

May 26, 2010

Jones Soda has inked a deal to distribute its beverage line in 3,800 Walmart stores....

May 25, 2010

Just one week after it expanded its product line, Hansen has unveiled new packaging....