Better Beverages, a franchised Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottler in Texas, has been purchased by the Pepsi Bottling Group. Founded in 1925, Better Beverages serves 20 Texas counties with a production facility and three satellite warehouses.
Jeff Martin, who has 27 years of brand-building experience, is joining DNA Beverage Corp. as the regional vice president for the Midwest. He will be responsible for expanding distribution of DNA Energy Drink throughout the Midwest.
Representatives of the National Parent Teacher Association and the American Dietetic Association told a Senate hearing that school-nutrition guidelines should include all food sold in schools. The guidelines cover school lunches, but not snacks sold in vending machines and elsewhere on school property.
Tropicana has introduced Trop50, which contains half the sugar and calories of regular orange juice. The 50-calorie drink is sweetened with PureVia, made from a natural extract of the stevia plant called Reb A.