The Flow: Coke’s financials, Roaring Lion pool

Coca-Cola Bottling says it plans to
cut 5%, or 350 workers, to help offset the rising costs of sweetener and diesel
fuel, Fortune reported. The
Charlotte, N.C.-based bottler expects to take a charge between $4 million and
$5 million to cover severance and other expenses.
Clearly Canadian Brands announced that on July 14, 2008, the
company entered into an agreement with holders of our outstanding $9.36 million
senior convertible notes, in resolution of certain disputes between the
parties. • Teamsters Local 683 reported July 15 that workers at the Coca-Cola warehouse in Oceanside voted
64-6 in favor of their first contract on July 13. The contract expires after
three years. Oceanside Coca-Cola workers went on strike July 1 over the wage
disparity between Oceanside and San Diego workers. They returned to work July
14. San Diego Coca-Cola workers also walked off the job. For more, click here. • CoHo Distributing, the name of the soon-to- be Columbia Distributing Company,
Mt. Hood Beverage Company and Gold River Distributing, intends to take over the
Western Washington beer and portions of the nonalcoholic beverage business of
Alaska Distributors. For more, click here. • The Board of Directors of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per
share on PBG’s common stock.
Clearly Canadian Brands announced that
WallStreet Research has released an analyst research report covering the
Company’s shares. The complete report on Clearly Canadian Brands together with
attendant risk factors and additional information is available at • Nutrinova announced
that it will further increase the price forpotassium sorbate granules and
potassium sorbate powder by at least 15 percent or as contracts allow. This
price increase, due to the significant cost increase of energy and key raw
materials, will be effective for shipments on or after August 1, 2008.
Aviva Yerba Mate is moving its
corporate headquarters from Seattle, Washington to Denver, Colorado on August
1st, 2008. 

bot beverages announced the recent
appointment of John Wolgamot as vice president of sales.
The Board of
Directors of the Coca-Cola Company
elected Alex Cummings executive vice president and David Taggart senior vice
president of the
Company. Mr. Taggart’s election is
effective immediately; Mr. Cummings’ election is effective October 15, 2008,
upon his relocation to the U.S.

bot has formed a retail partnership
with, which began selling bot fortified water this past month. In
addition to previously established retail presence, bot has also gained new
distribution on the West Coast at Ralphs and Raley’s.
Skinny Nutritional Corp. announced the company has entered into an
agreement with Red Bull Energy Drink distributor Power-Pak Beverage in the
Southeastern Pennsylvania region. This is the fifth distribution deal since
launching the product this year.
Safeway Stores Nationwide in their natural
sets, including Safeway, Vons, Dominicks and Randalls – through Tree of Life
Distribution – are the first, to support LIVE
Energy Drinks
and the Social Cause it represents. LIVE Energy Drinks will
be stocked on the shelves now and in the cold coolers in September in over 800
of their stores nationally.
Fillmore Street Brewery and Nelly announced that Pimp Juice energy drink will now be
sold in France and Sweden.
Solvi Brands announced that it will expand
the distribution of CRUNK!!! Energy Drink to the Northeast through a
partnership with Polar Beverages, Inc.


The European Union forced the French government to allow the sale of original
formula Red Bull in France. The Austrian energy drink giant had been selling a
modified version that substituted caffeine for the formula’s taurine, but will
make one concession with the next French Red Bull introduction: they will
include a warning label to the drinks.

Energy Drink presents the $2,500 added Viking Cue “Amateur” 9-Ball
Tour Knoxville Championship. •
The SoBe Life Water lizards return
to the dance floor this summer. The rhythmic reptiles will team-up with
supermodel Naomi Campbell in a new television spot themed to the classic hit,
“Black Magic Woman.”
turns August over to the nation’s DJs with “Month in the Mix,” paying
tribute to the DJ and DJ culture for contributions to the American musical
landscape and urban lifestyle.
Pepsi DJ Division
, an association of the premier DJs in
the country’s top urban markets, will spearhead the month-long celebration.
Formula DRIFT partnered with Red
Energy Drink to create the Red Bull Drifting World Championship.
Evian announced
that Canada’s top singles player, Frank Dancevic, has signed an exclusive
worldwide endorsement deal with Evian.
Minute Maid will be the official juice beverage sponsor of the U.S.
Olympic Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Minute Maid has been an
Olympic sponsor since 1984. • Aquafina
and Cold Stone Creamery are teaming up for the “All-Star Batter
Lineup” promotion. Every Cold Stone Creamery customer who participates in
the program will win a prize and one will be awarded a trip to the 2009 Major
League Baseball All-Star Game. • Coca-Cola kicked off the six-city, invitation only “Coca-Cola
Refresh Your Flow Tour” featuring hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco in Los
The makers of XS Energy Drink
is moving to get the U.S. Energy Department to provide carbon offset credits
to folks who buy its products, as reported by the Chicago Sun Times. Read the full article here.
hiOsilver, inc. announced that
Mariel Hemingway has agreed to serve as spokesperson for O2Cool Oxygen Water.