The Flow: Cott posts a profit; Coke debuts sparkling milk

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P>ON TOP

  • London’s Guardian newspaper reported on Coca-Cola‘s new carbonated dairy line, Vio, with bonus shout-out to BevNET. Link
  • Cott Corporation reported a profit for the second time this year, earning net income of US $33.7 million for the quarter ended June 27. Link


ON THE SHELVES


  • NAYA, a bottled water company based in Quebec, has announced the arrival of a bottle that contains 50 percent recycled plastic. Link
  • Old Orchard Brands announced the addition of an acai berry blend that features 29 calories per 8 oz. serving to its Healthy Balance line of Fit for Your Lifestyle reduced-sugar juices. Link


DISTRIBUTION


  • Sweet Leaf Tea announced that Elyxir Distributing will be carrying Sweet Leaf Tea into more than 1200 retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores and bars throughout the Monterey Bay area. Link
  • Bebida Beverages Company, in association with Potencia USA llc and Potencia Energy Drink, have announced the addition of a new distribution partner, Marriba Refrescos in Indianapolis, Indiana. Link
  • Pepsi may become the official beverage of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press. Link


BRAND MARKETING & PROMOTION


  • The Hispanic got milk? Milk Mustache Mobile Tour visited New York as part of its 75 city tour. Link
  • Jones Soda Co. held its second annual “Grill Games” on July 22, with employees utilizing Jones Soda products in their burger recipes as a panel of local celebrities rated the burgers on appearance, taste and creativity.
  • HER has signed on to sponsor a series of PSA’s supporting early breast cancer detection, featuring Hollywood celebrities and scheduled to be released October of 2009. Link


IN THE MEDIA


  • Steve Wasik, CEO of reusable water bottle company SIGG, sat down for an interview with the New York Times. Link
  • Television producers have been loosening their restrictions on product placement in TV shows, with vitaminwater‘s placement in “Gossip Girl” serving as the best example, according to the Boston Globe. Link
  • The New York Times revisited a complaint filed by Nestlé with the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus against CytoSport. Nestle claims that CytoSport deceptively markets Muscle Milk because it does not actually contain milk. Link


TRENDS AND STUDIES


  • Dairy products consumed in childhood may in some cases add years to one’s life, according to a recent report. Link


LAW, POLICY, AND ADVOCACY


  • The Boston Globe reported on the trend of local school systems banning energy drinks on campus. Link
  • Policymakers in Washington are now considering a “fat tax” as a method of paying for and reducing the costs of a national health care plan. Link
  • Bottled water is 2 percent polar bear tears? That’s just part of a campaign against the bottled water industry launched by by the corporate pranksters behind ‘Tappening.’ Link


FINANCIALS


  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated announced that the Board of Directors has declared a dividend for the Third Quarter of 2009 of $.25 per share on shares of the Company’s Common Stock and Class B Common Stock payable on August 21, 2009 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 7, 2009.
  • PepsiAmericas, Inc. reported second quarter 2009 net income of $61.4 million. These results compare to second quarter reported net income in 2008 of $90.8 million. Net income in the second quarter of 2009 included various non-comparable items which in total decreased net income by $29.6 million. Link


DEALS


  • The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pepsi-Cola Bottlers for the Merrimack Valley, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Haverhill, MA-based company is a Pepsi-Cola franchised bottler serving northeastern Massachusetts.


SUPPLY SIDE


  • Symrise announced that it is now producing large scale supplies of Evoglass encapsulated flavors at its Teterboro, New Jersey facility. Link


INTERNATIONAL


  • The government of Roszano, Italy now offers sparkling water fountains to its residents. Link
  • The Coca-Cola Co. is rolling out a shot version of its Relentless energy drink in the UK. Link


ETC.


  • Tru Blood, the namesake product from the HBO series about vampires, will soon be available in the real world. The product will contain blood orange juice. Link
  • Alabama’s liquor control board decided a wine label showing a nude nymph is too racy. The board told restaurants and stores not to sell the product. Link