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Pepsi Pops Open a Stevia-Sweetened Soda

October 1, 2014 1:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc. said the latest version of its flagship soda will have 30 percent fewer calories than regular and be made with a mix of sugar and stevia. The drink will go on sale later this month on Amazon.com before eventually being rolled out to supermarkets.

Coca-Cola to Revise Executive Pay Plan After Criticism

October 1, 2014 1:04 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest beverage maker, Coca-Cola,...

Photos: World's Largest Six-Pack of Beer

October 1, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A cluster of 100-foot-tall grain silos in Buffalo is being turned into the world's largest six-...

French Brand Starts Selling Sparkling Wine in China

October 1, 2014 9:05 am | by HELENE FRANCHINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

China's appetite for Western-style wines has...

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Iowa AG: Lawsuit Against Whiskey Maker Templeton Rye to Proceed

September 30, 2014 2:45 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Iowa attorney general's office says a lawsuit alleging whiskey maker Templeton Rye misled consumers can proceed. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois by a Chicago law firm on behalf of consumers in the country who have purchased a bottle of Templeton Rye.

Nestle Waters Engages iGPS Logistics for Shipping

September 30, 2014 2:00 pm | by iGPS Logistics | News | Comments

iGPS Logistics and Nestle Waters' North America have announced an agreement to introduce iGPS pallets as the shipping platform for Poland Spring brand natural spring water to customers throughout the North East.           

Survey: Consumers Would Rather Give Up Booze Than Coffee

September 29, 2014 1:45 pm | by Cumberland Farms | News | Comments

Cumberland Farms' recent survey asked consumers what they would be willing to do or give up in order to get their daily coffee fix. The surprising results include giving up booze rather than giving up coffee.           

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Infographic: The Story Inside Your Cup

September 29, 2014 10:07 am | by Rainforest Alliance | News | Comments

In honor of National Coffee Day, many restaurants, such as Dunkin' Donuts, are giving away free cups of joe! Check out this infographic from Rainforest Alliance to learn the story behind that steaming hot drink in your mug.       

No Charges Will be Filed in Toxic Tea Incident at Utah Eatery

September 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The attorney for a Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a Dickey's Barbecue says the family will enter into mediation with the business instead of immediately filing a lawsuit.       

Brown-Forman Announces Whiskey Row Project

September 25, 2014 3:45 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company revealed its plans to invest about $30 million to transform two historic buildings into the production facility and tourist attraction along a stretch of downtown Louisville that was known as "Whiskey Row" from the city's liquor-making heyday.

VIDEO: New WakeUp Drink Offsets Post-Lunch Fatigue

September 25, 2014 2:58 pm | by Inno-Bev Ltd. | News | Comments

Backed by research at the Rambam Health Care Campus and the Technion medical faculty in Haifa, Israel, the new "WakeUp® post-lunch waker" daily beverage helps alleviate after-lunch fatigue.              

Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

September 25, 2014 1:51 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year. Given these numbers, electrical accidents are among the top causes of job-related fatalities in the U.S. workplace.

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USA #1? Not When it Comes to Drinking Beer

September 25, 2014 9:54 am | by Retale | News | Comments

When you think of beer, which countries come to mind? With Oktoberfest drawing near, Retale decided to take a closer look. Enjoy an interactive spin around the globe to see the top 50 beer-drinking countries.           

Brew U? University Launches Beer-Making Program

September 25, 2014 9:16 am | by DAVID N. GOODMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Michigan university has plans to launch a new program trained to teach students "fermentation science." Behind the growth in demand for high-end beer is a long-running fascination with the brewing process, one of the oldest forms of human food processing. 

Colbert: The Russians Buy PBR

September 24, 2014 3:39 pm | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" speaks of the devastating blow to grandfathers and hipsters alike as the all-American Pabst Brewing Company is acquired by a Russian company.                          

Orbit Gives Away 1M Pieces of Gum in Honor of National Coffee Day

September 24, 2014 2:41 pm | by Wrigley | News | Comments

To celebrate National Coffee Day, Orbit gum has teamed up with one of comedy's rising stars, Jay Pharoah, to deliver one million pieces of sugar-free gum nationwide on September 29.                        

Consumer Trends: Smirnoff Packs Punch With New Sour Vodkas

September 24, 2014 10:20 am | by SMIRNOFF Vodka | News | Comments

SMIRNOFF Vodka is introducing the first of its kind: sour vodka! The Sours are packed with a flavorful punch into every shot that is sure to awaken taste buds. Flavors come in Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.        

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Big Soda Makers Agree to Cut Drink Calories by 20 Percent

September 24, 2014 10:10 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The makers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper agreed to work on ways to reduce the calories that consumers get from beverages by up to 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller bottles.          

Not New Coke: Coca-Cola's Sugar Quandary Necessitates New Thinking

September 23, 2014 2:00 pm | by Hartman Group Blog | Blogs | Comments

Coca-Cola, which ironically was created as a healthy drink alternative for the pro-temperance crowd, has had trouble with recipe change. The failure of New Coke is the most glaring example, but just this summer its VitaminWater brand faced a backlash for switching to a stevia-and-sugar combination. 

America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort Of

September 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”           

VIDEO: 4 Pumpkin-Flavored Foods You Never Knew Existed

September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins, but there are a few unexpected pumpkin-flavored foods you may not know exist.                                      

VIDEO: Would You Drink a 104-Year-Old Bourbon?

September 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

A 104-year-old bottle of Louisville-made bourbon has just been discovered and is soon to be opened.                                            

Pabst Brewing Explains Intentions of Selling Business

September 23, 2014 9:19 am | by Pabst Brewing Company | News | Comments

Pabst has been an American company since 1844 and will continue to be an American iconic brand with its headquarters in the U.S. The future owners of Pabst are "deeply committed to Pabst's future as an American company."        

Starbucks Testing Stout-Flavored Lattes

September 23, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Starbucks is testing a "Dark Barrel Latte" that the company says is flavored with the toasty malt of a foamy mug of stout. The company has said it would expand its testing of serving alcohol and small bites in the evening to more stores.    

VIDEO: Big Data Just Killed Happy Hour

September 23, 2014 8:20 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

One of the hottest fields in high-tech right now is big data — making sense of huge amounts of information on everything from shopping to dating. And now for beer. Bloomberg's Elliott Gotkine reports.              

How to Swab For Bacterial Contamination in Your Brewery

September 23, 2014 8:00 am | by Puritan Medical Products | Blogs | Comments

Sanitation is essential to producing the best product possible, and as Oktoberfest approaches, more and more small-scale breweries are ramping up their production, and thus, their sanitation procedures.

Water: It's What's on Tap

September 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Dow Water & Process Solutions | News | Comments

Treating source water with reverse osmosis elements removes the minerals to create a blank slate, allowing brewers to have control over taste, quality and composition of the beer.                   

Consumer Trends: Cast a Spell With New Orange Scream Milk

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dean Foods Company | News | Comments

TruMoo, a leader in ready-to-serve refrigerated chocolate milk, has introduced Orange Scream just in time for Halloween. The orange milk was inspired by an orange frozen pop with vanilla ice cream.                  

Infographic: Consumers Gravitate Toward More Flavorful Beers

September 22, 2014 10:36 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

Changing consumer taste preferences, varied levels of cost-consciousness and competition from spirits and wine are converging to re-shape the beer industry and its growth opportunities in 2014 and beyond.            

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