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PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change; Announces Goal to Phase Out HFC Equipment

September 19, 2014 3:00 pm | by PepsiCo | News | Comments

PepsiCo announced a goal that by 2020 all of its future point-of-sale equipment (coolers, vending machines and fountain dispensers) purchased in the United States, will be free of hydroflourocarbons.            

Pabst Brewing to be Sold to Russian Company

September 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an...

New Tea Promotes Western Pennsylvania Parks

September 19, 2014 11:15 am | by KAITLYNN RIELY, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

The beverage is part of the Carrick company's "Burgh Tea" line. The tea label for "The Burgh 50/...

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September 19, 2014 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Pepsi Latest Sponsor to Voice NFL Concern

September 18, 2014 1:30 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The boss of the maker of Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos, one of the NFL's biggest advertisers and sponsors, issued a statement that criticized the league but also expressed optimism that it can fix its problems.            

Photo: Quaker Oats Man Gets a Makeover

September 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by MilkPEP | News | Comments

For the first time since 1877, the Quaker Oats Man, affectionately known as Larry, is donning a new accessory — the iconic Milk Mustache.                                   

PepsiCo Closing 2 Warehouses in Maine

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo has announced it is closing the two beverage warehouses in Portland and Augusta, Maine. The closures are scheduled for the end of October.                              

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Folgers Unveils Portable Coffee Enhancers

September 17, 2014 2:31 pm | by J.M. Smucker Company | News | Comments

The makers of Folgers coffee have introduced a new Folgers Flavors line of flavored coffee enhancers that make it easy to personalize a perfect cup of coffee. Flavors include vanilla, hazelnut, caramel and mocha.           

Anheuser-Busch Among Sponsors Voicing NFL Disapproval

September 17, 2014 9:34 am | by MAE ANDERSON, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch and other major sponsors have spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee.

'90s Kids Rejoice: Coca-Cola's Surge is Back!

September 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Ready for a totally awesome ‘90s flashback? The Mountain Dew-like, citrus-flavored soda, Surge, is back! The blast from the past is only being sold online via Amazon.com.                  

US Consumers Embrace Carbonated Water

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

The U.S. is predicted to have one of the highest growth rates of 12 percent in carbonated packaged water consumption in 2014, compared to an average global growth of 1 percent.                  

Consumer Trends: Beverage Promotes Healthy Sleep

September 16, 2014 12:37 pm | by Scientific Nutrition Products, Inc. | News | Comments

The Center for Disease Control reports that 50 to 70 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders of sleep or wakefulness. Most Americans who suffer from poor sleep are too overworked to easily fall asleep at night.       

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Diageo Welcomes Visitors to Historic Distillery

September 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liquor giant Diageo PLC said it is opening a visitors' center at Stitzel-Weller, part of a $10 million investment that includes a new bottling line and a small batch craft still that will bring whiskey production back to the distillery southwest of downtown Louisville.

Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

September 16, 2014 9:16 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supermarket chains are launching an ad campaign in hopes of persuading voters to reject a ballot question that would expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages.         

Hop Growers Face Worker Shortages as Craft Beer Industry Booms

September 16, 2014 9:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

To keep up with the surging growth of a national craft beer industry that opens a brewery a day, Washington commercial growers, located exclusively in the Yakima Valley, boosted their hop acreage by 7 percent and expect the largest crop in five years. 

Infographic: Drinking Up the Fastest Growing Beverage Flavors

September 15, 2014 12:20 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

A fifth of today's consumers say that beverages play an important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals. This increase is primarily driven by consumers who tend to use beverages for a wide variety of occasions, including snacks and social visits.

Challenges With Sugared Beverages Being Ignored

September 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Nestlé Waters Canada | News | Comments

A recent survey on behalf of Nestle Waters Canada reveals that, on average, mothers are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week.                               

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VIDEO: A Historic Change for Godiva's Golden Brand

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Godiva, the Belgian chocolatier known for gold packaging and high-end products, is now consciously becoming a little less fancy.                                  

Craft Brewers Placing Greater Emphasis on Quality

September 15, 2014 10:12 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Craft brewers increasingly are turning to employees of much larger shops like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors to tap their experience in creating beer with a consistent flavor and quality time after time on a large scale.          

Heineken Rejects SABMiller Takeover Bid

September 15, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by its rival SABMiller. The Heineken family informed SABMiller it intends to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company.                    

Penn. Liquor Board Returns $2.4M in Licensing Fees to Communities

September 15, 2014 8:00 am | by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board | News | Comments

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board oversees the regulation of more than 18,000 liquor licenses and permits statewide, including clubs and beer distributors. As part of the annual license renewal or validation process, licensees pay a fee ranging from $125 to $700.

Coconut Water Still a Niche Product

September 12, 2014 1:00 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

A recent survey by Canadean shows that out of 2,000 adults, only one in ten consumers, or 7 percent, have purchased coconut water in the last twelve months.                         

Tea Blender: US Imports Will Absorb Greater Food Safety Responsibility

September 12, 2014 12:30 pm | by QTrade Teas & Herbs | News | Comments

QTrade Teas & Herbs, the largest supplier of organic and fair trade tea in North America, says the most significant reform of U.S. food supply in 70 years is underway — and it will affect tea importers, too.        

PepsiCo Launches 'Purple On!' Anti-Bullying Campaign

September 11, 2014 2:50 pm | by PepsiCo, Inc. | News | Comments

The campaign supports GLAAD's annual Spirit Day on October 16, which inspires millions of Americans to wear purple to take a united stand against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.      

Infographic: From Bud to Bottle, the Life of a Grape

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm | by Vinepair | News | Comments

In order to illustrate how grapes get from vine to glass, here's the story of one little grape, and its journey from birth through its transformation into wine.                            

Beverages: The Battle Between Shrinking Menus and Demand For Variety

September 11, 2014 11:30 am | by Anne Mills, Consumer Research Manager, Technomic Inc. | Blogs | Comments

While operators are offering more new, unique beverages today, they are also cutting back on offerings. Technomic’s MenuMonitor shows a 3.3 percent decrease in non-alcohol beverage offerings at Top 500 chains from 2013 to 2014.         

VIDEO: Budweiser Will 'Never Forget' 9/11

September 11, 2014 10:08 am | by Budweiser | Videos | Comments

This Budweiser commercial was aired only once by the large brewing company. The company remarks they only wanted to show tribute and not benefit from it financially. Let us never forget this tragic event.            

4 Tips For Choosing Sustainable Wines

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Wine Institute | News | Comments

According to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind.             

Wild Turkey Bourbon Maker Reaches 60th Year in Business

September 10, 2014 9:11 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Celebrating his 60th year in the business, Jimmy Russell has overseen production of about 3 million barrels of bourbon as Wild Turkey's master distiller — enough to fill about 20 million cases, according to the brand's parent company, Italian-based Gruppo Campari.

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