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February 8, 2011

The American Beverage Association announced that consumers across the United States soon will find new front-of-pack labels on their favorite beverages as part of an effort by America's leading nonalcoholic beverage companies to bring the Clear on Calories initiative to stores.

WASHINGTON — The American Beverage Association announced that consumers across the United States soon will find new front-of-pack labels on their favorite beverages as part of an effort by America's leading nonalcoholic beverage companies to bring the Clear on Calories initiative to stores.

February 2, 2011

Gluten-free products, once regarded as a niche category, have become mainstream, according to new research by Packaged Facts.

NEW YORK — Gluten-free products, once regarded as a niche category, have become mainstream, according to new research by Packaged Facts.

The Packaged Facts report, "Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S., Third Edition," found that the gluten-free food and beverage market reached an estimated $2.6 billion in retail sales in 2010. Packaged Facts added that it projects the gluten-free products market will grow to $6 billion in 2015.

February 1, 2011

According to the Calorie Control Council, an international association representing the low-calorie and reduced-fat food and beverage industry, a focus on weight-gain prevention will help shape dieting attitudes in 2011.

According to the Calorie Control Council, an international association representing the low-calorie and reduced-fat food and beverage industry, a focus on weight-gain prevention will help shape dieting attitudes in 2011. And newly released dietary guidelines from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services urge people to eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, foods with omega-3 fatty acids and low-calorie dairy products.


January 21, 2011

Lifeway Foods is kicking off its 25th anniversary with a new birthday-cake flavor of its creamy, smoothie-like beverage.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. — Lifeway Foods is kicking off its 25th anniversary with a new birthday-cake flavor of its creamy, smoothie-like beverage.

Lifeway's Kefir birthday-cake-flavored smoothie, which features probiotics, will be adorned with special 25th anniversary packaging and celebrated with a nationwide promotional tour.

Lifeway's Kefir line is available at more than 5,000 retailers nationwide.

January 20, 2011

R.W. Knudsen Family has rolled out new drinks that cut back on calories but not on flavor.

WAYZATA, Minn. — R.W. Knudsen Family has rolled out new drinks that cut back on calories but not on flavor.

The beverage maker announced this week that its new light juices line, available in blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate varieties, is sweetened with zero-calorie sweetener Truvia. The drinks, R.W. Knudsen Family said, have 45% less calories than other superfruit blends.

January 17, 2011

Looking to offer a greener option for users of Styrofoam and noncompostable insulated cups, Repurpose Compostables has launched a new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable.

LOS ANGELES — Looking to offer a greener option for users of Styrofoam and noncompostable insulated cups, Repurpose Compostables has launched a new insulated hot cup that is 100% compostable.

One Cup requires no sleeve, uses 65% less carbon dioxide than a traditional cup and can be composted in 90 days, the company said. The insulated cups also feature Ingeo-based lining, which eliminates the need for "double cupping," to assure the beverage, and not the drinker's hands, stay hot.

January 13, 2011

A new antioxidant soft drink has arrived in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans.

CHICAGO — A new antioxidant soft drink has arrived in 12-oz. Rexam Sleek cans.

Rainforest Cola is a 100%-natural, antioxidant soft drink with real cola taste. The 30-calorie beverage features such ingredients as acai, green tea, ginseng, guarana, stevia, natural sugars and kola nut.

Rainforest Cola is available through select retailers in New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wisconsin with plans to drive steady and strategic growth nationwide.

January 10, 2011

A Dr Pepper Snapple Group brand is getting refreshed.

PLANO, Texas — A Dr Pepper Snapple Group brand is getting refreshed.

The beverage giant is updating its Hawaiian Punch brand by bringing its surfer mascot to the 21st century with a computer-generated design, according to published reports.

And just five years after the 60-year-old brand launched, it has reformulated its Light Hawaiian Punch to include sweetener sucralose, only 10 calories and 100% of the USRDA for vitamin C. The original Hawaiian Punch also will trim down; the beverage will have 25% less calories and contain sucralose.

December 13, 2010

Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

ATLANTA — Among those getting their health on track in time for New Year's resolutions are consumers who are concerned about the long-term, negative effects of drinking unhealthy beverages.

December 9, 2010

A citrus soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group is making a major splash in the Southern states in which it’s currently sold.

PLANO, Texas — A citrus soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group is making a major splash in the Southern states in which it’s currently sold. And with plans for nationwide distribution early next year, it has the potential to rival the success of Mountain Dew. 

Sun Drop is made with orange juice and more caffeine than Mountain Dew. Southern fans have used it in everything from glazes for holiday turkeys to alcoholic mixed drinks. 

December 9, 2010

Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement for the sale of Total Logistic Control to Ryder Integrated Logistics.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement for the sale of Total Logistic Control — a wholly owned subsidiary that provides logistics and supply chain management solutions to manage distribution, warehousing and transportation operations for food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies — to Ryder Integrated Logistics.

Subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals, the sale is expected to close Dec. 31.

December 8, 2010

New Leaf's line of lemonades was recognized at the BevNet Live Winter 10 forum.

OLD TAPPAN, N.J. — New Leaf's line of lemonades was recognized at the BevNet Live Winter 10 forum.

New Leaf took home the best of 2010 noncarbonated beverage award for its four lemonades, which are made with 6% to 10% of real fruit juice, the company said.

BevNet Live 10 is a premier beverage industry event that was held in Santa Monica, Calif., this week.

Last month, New Leaf announced it tapped New York Giants football wide receiver Steve Smith as its first celebrity spokesman.

December 7, 2010

Functional beverages are moving to the next level. Sean Seitzinger, partner at Symphony Consulting of the SymphonyIRI Group, said that functional foods are one of the fastest-growing areas of the supermarket, recording 27% growth over the past three years. “Functional beverages, which comprise 63% of the category, are the center plate of that story,” Seitzinger said.


November 29, 2010

A popular beverage maker is encouraging kids to be active by promoting fit and healthy lifestyles.

PLANO, Texas — A popular beverage maker is encouraging kids to be active by promoting fit and healthy lifestyles.

DPS' Let's Play community partnership includes a $15 million, three-year commitment to KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit that's ensuring there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child. Through Let's Play, DPS and KaBOOM! will build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated 5 million children across North America.

November 22, 2010

One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company...

November 22, 2010

PepsiCo appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post ...

PURCHASE, N.Y. One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post.

PepsiCo announced that Jamie Caulfield would succeed Lynn Tyson as the company's SVP investor relations. Caulfield, who has held various roles at the company, most recently served as PepsiCo's VP mergers and acquisitions, in which he successfully completed a number of key strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.

November 16, 2010

A class of alcoholic beverages that rapidly became popular among young people over the last...

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A class of alcoholic beverages that rapidly became popular among young people over the last few years is headed for the drain.

 

The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to four manufacturers of beverages that combine high amounts of alcohol and caffeine, effectively issuing a federal ban on the beverages.

 

 

November 16, 2010

Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit...

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly after announcing a partnership with Walgreens, Genesis Today said it would bring its superfruit juices line to Walmart.

Beginning this month, the company will be extending its exclusive line of superfruit juice offerings with four new products that include first-to-market superfruit teas, omega-enriched orange juice and a lower-calorie acai juice.

November 16, 2010

The maker of Joose flavored malt beverages has filed a lawsuit against one of the...

SAN DIEGO — The maker of Joose flavored malt beverages has filed a lawsuit against one of the nation's most popular brewing companies, citing infringement and unfair competition.

November 11, 2010

Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins,...

NEW YORK Eboost on Thursday launched its super berry liquid shot, formulated with a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamins C, D, B6 and B12, folic acid, niacin, selenium, chromium, zinc and green tea. The 15-calorie beverage also is formulated with nutrient-rich superfruits, including pure extracts of blueberry, blackberry, pomegranate, mango, acai, maqui berry and grapeseed.

 

November 8, 2010

New Leaf introduced New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith as its new spokesman, marking...

OLD TAPPAN, N.J. New Leaf introduced New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith as its new spokesman, marking the company's first celebrity endorsement.

Smith inked the multiseason endorsement agreement with New Leaf, the maker of iced tea and lemonade beverages, on Nov. 1. He was introduced to New Leaf at a promotional signing appearance in 2009.

November 8, 2010

Coca-Cola is beefing up its noncarbonated beverage portfolio with four new varieties of Fuze and...

ATLANTA Coca-Cola is beefing up its noncarbonated beverage portfolio with four new varieties of Fuze and Gold Peak teas.

According to published reports, Fuze raspberry and unsweetened green tea should be available by December, with green tea and tropical versions of Gold Peak available early next year.

 

November 8, 2010

One of the world's largest food and beverage businesses is teaming up with a specialty...

PURCHASE, N.Y., and PITTSBURGH One of the world's largest food and beverage businesses is teaming up with a specialty retailer of nutritional products to develop and sell fortified coconut water products.

PepsiCo and GNC said its Phenom brand will launch during second quarter 2011 and exclusively will be sold at GNC stores and GNC.com. The companies added that the line will address the growing demands of health-conscious consumers for natural products that help them with their daily regimen.

 

November 8, 2010

While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy food and...

NEW YORK While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy foods and beverages, new data suggested that there may be a disparity between what is considered "good" by consumers and by experts.

 

Anew poll by Harris Interactive, conducted between Sept. 14 and 20 among 2,620 adults, found that the majority of all adults claimed that they:

November 8, 2010

Leading Brands will roll out its TrueBlue 100% juices across Canada and the West Coast...

VANCOUVER, Canada Leading Brands will roll out its TrueBlue 100% juices across Canada and the West Coast of the United States.

Each TrueBlue beverage is filled with antioxidant-rich 100% superfruit juices. The juices initially are available in 46-oz. PET bottles in three flavors: wild blueberry, wild blueberry and pomegranate, and wild blueberry and blackberry.