Hot-beverage cups made from 10% post-consumer recycled fiber are now available to Seattle's Best foodservice operators. The food-safe material was developed by Starbucks Coffee Co. and its paper supplier.
Rockstar, the No. 3 energy drink and formerly a partner with Coca-Cola Co., has signed a distribution deal with PepsiCo. The independent brand will maintain control of its marketing, R&D and production.
Sales of Nespresso coffee and pod coffee makers grew 30% in 2008, making the brand the fastest-growing segment of Nestle SA. The company sells premium coffee and pod machines that brew a single cup at a time.
A bill that would add a 10-cent refundable deposit to bottles and cans is under consideration in West Virginia. Supporters say the bill, sponsored by Democrat Barbara Fleischauer, would boost recycling and cut litter.
Several Oscar sponsors from last year, including Unilever and L'Oreal, are not participating this year, and others such as Kraft are running ads before the ceremony. Meanwhile, the positioning of FIJI Water backstage during E! interviews "helps sales and influences brand decisions not just with consumers but with food and beverage directors," a company official said.