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Late-night Red Bull for Britney

Britney Spears, rushed to the hospital this morning and placed on something called “psychiatric hold,” did something vaguely normal last night. She bought a case of Red Bull. America’s favorite…

Ice the next hot thing?

Could an entrepreneur find the next convenience store refreshment frontier in ice? Apparently, ice is not just for cooling your beverages anymore. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that fast…

Red Bull Bandit Gets 24 Years

We know a lot of consumers love Red Bull, but Samer Bader, 31, of Glen Ellyn, IL really loves Red Bull.  So much so, in fact, that on two separate…

Rock Star Revolt!

Not all rock stars like Rockstar, according to a recent AP report. According to the story — which quickly got out onto the interwebs — Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker…

Candidate Edwards: Sprite, Yea! Red Bull, Nay!

The eyes of the world turn to Iowa today, and if any of those eyes belong to Red Bull distributors, chances are they won’t be contributing to the presidential campaign…

The Peter Van Stolk Era Nears End

Back in the summer of 1996, I met Peter Van Stolk on the steps of the “Gourmet Garage”, a trendy grocery store in Manhattan’s SoHo district.  Decked out in black…

Gatorade inventor passes away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dr. J. Robert Cade, who invented the sports drink Gatorade and launched a multibillion-dollar industry that the beverage continues to dominate, died Tuesday of kidney failure. He…

The Switch Effect by Mike Gilbert disappoints

The story of The Switch is not a new one to anyone who has been in the beverage industry for the past few years.  The company started from relatively humble…

Dasani Gets "Bad Product Award"

Consumers International, an international federation of consumer groups, recently announced its Global Bad Product Awards.  On the list was Coke’s Dasani water, which was included “for continuing the international marketing…

Jones Holiday Flavors Aren't All Bad

Since tomorrow is Halloween and my last post about Jones Soda wasn’t terribly positive (“Perspiration soda is the worst tasting soda ever”), I decided to give Jones Soda another post….This…

Cola Wars

This is fantastic. Courtesy of WTAE TV in Pittsburgh. Remember — shelf space is one thing, but a broken nose is another.   …

Jones Perspiration Soda — Worst Tasting Soda Ever

Given the amazing brand power of the NFL, the Jones Seattle Seahawks Collector’s Pack is the best of Jones’ collector’s packs to date.  It’s a good way to take advantage…