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Good Insight from "Bobby G"

Alright, in a BevBlog first, I have to disagree with my colleague, Matt Casey, and his post on the series “Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist” which features Clearly Canadian as an…

Bobby G puts his life on TV

Have you ever wanted a glimpse into the life of Bobby Genovese, founder of BG Capital Group — the company that owns Clearly Canadian? Neither have we, but nobody consulted…

Mike Schott Passes Away

Beverage industry veteran Mike Schott, 59, passed away yesterday, succumbing to an almost 2 year battle with brain cancer.…

Coke and Pepsi Forbidden in Iraq

Regardless of your political views, we all have to agree that Iraq is currently an unsafe place for a long list of things. That list now includes Coke and Pepsi.…

I'm in the wrong line of work

Apparently, when my guidance counselor asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I should have said “beverage company CEO,” not “a writer.” Pepsi filed regulatory paperwork…

New bottle pending from Coke?

Coke is already test-marketing aluminum bottles, (see what they look like here) but Coke also has a different aluminum bottle design (shown at right) listed at the United States Patent…

Energy drinks now bad for you teeth?

Energy drinks have been nailed with a number of negative health claims, but this is a new one on us. Now they’re on the hook for being bad for your…

Packages lighting up the shelves

Light-up packaging has entered a new arena. First it was liquor. Now it’s shaving cream. Can beverages be far behind?…

FDA looking to snuff out Blow

Blow Energy Drink Mix could suffer the same fate that torpedoed the first launch of Cocaine Energy Drink. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened an investigation into the white…

Pa. man one-ups Red Bull Bandits

A Pennsylvania man has one-upped the Red Bull Bandits of Illinois. William Redfern, 37, of Allentown, Pa. admitted to stealing cases of vitamin water and Monster energy drink that Davis…

Pepsi takes shot at Vitaminwater calories

Now that Glaceau is officially part of the Coca-Cola Company, Pepsi has taken its first shot at the popular brand of vitamin enhanced waters with a new TV commercial spot:…

Update: Red Bull Bandits

A pair of Illinois men looking for the wings advertised in Red Bull commercials instead got themselves a set of prison bars. In March of 2006, William Moctezuma, 26, of…

Something sucks about Pepsi ad complaint

Columnist and Radio and TV commentator Glenn Sacks is disgusted. He’s fired up. He’s urging his readers to call Pepsi and complain – not because of the scantily clad woman…