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Consumer Reports Investigates Use of Caramel Color

Posted by Max Rothman at 2:54 PM on January 23, 2014

Consumer Reports Investigates Use of Caramel Color

The independent product-testing organization found that 12 brands of CSDs manufactured by The Coca-Cola, Co., Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Goya contain varying levels of 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), a potentially-carcinogenic chemical byproduct of the production of certain types of caramel color as an ingredient.



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Winter Fancy Food Show ’14: Decadence, Health – How About Both?

Posted by Ray Latif at 1:54 PM on January 23, 2014

Winter Fancy Food Show ’14: Decadence, Health – How About Both?

Despite the Fancy’s Food’s Show’s penchant for lip-smacking and indulgent flavors, beverage companies aren’t dim about the overall consumer shift toward healthier living, and several of those exhibiting at the recent event showcased new products aimed at health-focused consumers with a discerning palate.



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Review: Nature’s Pure Cola

Posted by BevNET.com Staff at 1:52 PM on January 23, 2014

Review: Nature’s Pure Cola

Nature’s Pure Organic Cola is a premium version of one of America’s classic beverages: cola. The beverage is one that has been tried again and again, but very few brands — up against Goliaths like Coke and Pepsi — seem to do anything more than carve out a small niche. In the case of Nature’s Pure, the company at least has a chance to do just that, if not more, with a nice 8 oz. portion size, USDA organic certification and very enjoyable flavor.



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KeVita Adds to Sales Team, Announces New Headquarters

Posted by Max Rothman at 12:11 PM on January 23, 2014

KeVita Adds to Sales Team, Announces New Headquarters

KeVita announced Wednesday that it has expanded operations with three veteran sales hires for its team, as well as a new headquarters in Southern California. The additions come in response to surging demand for sparkling probiotic drinks, according to a company release.



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IRI Survey Highlights Declines in Shopper Sentiment

Posted by Max Rothman at 5:02 PM on January 22, 2014

IRI Survey Highlights Declines in Shopper Sentiment

According to a survey released Wednesday by IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm, the sluggish economic growth of 2013 has influenced all age groups to tighten purse strings in 2014. However, despite the widespread frugality, millennials have consistently struggled since the beginning of the economic slump.



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