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Monster Faces Another Lawsuit Claiming Teen’s Death is Related to its Products

Posted by Ray Latif at 2:49 PM on June 26, 2013

Monster Faces Another Lawsuit Claiming Teen’s Death is Related to its Products

Within the past nine months, Monster Beverage Corp. has been slapped with two high-profile lawsuits, each alleging that the company engages in unsafe and irresponsible marketing practices. Now, the energy drink giant is facing yet another potentially damaging hit to its reputation. The Associated Press (AP) today reported that Monster is facing a new lawsuit which claims that a nineteen-year-old’s death was tied to his habitual consumption of the company’s energy drinks.



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The Grand, Poobah-Powered Return of Moxie

Posted by Max Rothman at 2:05 PM on June 26, 2013

The Grand, Poobah-Powered Return of Moxie

The Grand Poobah was not happy. They had tinkered with his Moxie. You don’t tinker with the Poobah’s Moxie. Travis York knew he would have to meet with the Poobah.



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Review: TEAloe

Posted by BevNET.com Staff at 11:37 AM on June 26, 2013

Review: TEAloe

Earlier this year, ChanTea, a line of green teas blended with aloe plup, was rebranded as TEAloe. The new name came with revamped packaging and a minor tweak in formulation. Although the review team found what’s inside the bottle to be quite good, it the label and branding that raises some cause for concern.
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WSJ: Glass Bottles Provide Growth Opportunity for Big Soda Makers

Posted by Ray Latif at 9:52 AM on June 26, 2013

WSJ: Glass Bottles Provide Growth Opportunity for Big Soda Makers

The package accounts for only 2 percent of all soft drinks sales, but The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo are looking at glass bottles as a potential growth area for a category mired in decline, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Buoyed by gains in the sale of soda in glass bottles and the premium price commanded by the package, the cola giants are increasing the availability of their products in glass.



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Clean Up Your Label: Acerola, an all natural source for vitamin C
Acerola has a distinctive, tart flavor, blending well with other juices such as mango, banana, papaya, and coconut water. It is common in ethnic neighborhoods in the US, and is a favorite throughout the Caribbean and Brazil where it is the breakfast juice of choice. 65 brix clarified acerola is widely used in Europe and Japan as a natural replacement for citric acid, making it a necessity to a “clean label”. Acerola can be used in many products including juices, sodas, teas, jello, fruit preserves, yogurts, candies, bakery items and vitamin tablets.
For samples click here.

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