Daily News RoundupNewsletter - November 07, 2012
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California Voters Say No to GMO Labeling, Soda Taxes

Posted by Ray Latif at 3:54 PM on November 07, 2012

California Voters Say No to GMO Labeling, Soda Taxes

While Election Day yielded few changes within the overall political landscape in the U.S., three referendum votes in California that were likely to have a significant impact on the sale of beverages in the state were defeated. Californians said no to Proposition 37, which would have required mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food, and voters in El Monte and Richmond, Calif. rejected measures that would have added a one-cent-per-ounce tax on purchases of sugary drinks.

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Review: Hoist

Posted by Staff at 12:34 PM on November 07, 2012

Review: Hoist

Hoist has re-branded and repackaged its “rapid rehydration” formulation that the company once touted for hangover recovery, and is now positioning itself as an isotonic sports drink. The brand recently moved from an aluminum can to a 12 oz. plastic bottle that is more in line with the sports drink category. Still, there’s something about this product that feels ambiguous, particularly as a small package size and “Hoist” name that feels out of line with the overall sports segment.

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Mix1 Revamp: “The Sky is the Limit”

Posted by Ray Latif at 11:08 AM on November 07, 2012

Mix1 Revamp: “The Sky is the Limit”

Nine months after The Hershey Company acquired a majority interest in the company, mix1 is set to launch a major revamp of its nutritional shake/meal replacement line of beverages.Now armed with a sleek upgrade in packaging, mix1 vice president of sales Kevin Conrad said that the company is taking direct aim at category leader Muscle Milk and building a new DSD network “from scratch” in order to position itself for a dramatic leap in sales.

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