Coffee and ready-to-drink coffee sales in the U.S. rebounded in 2009 from sales reverses the previous year, notes a Packaged Facts report. Strategies used by Starbucks and J.M. Smucker are cited as part of a comprehensive view of the retail and foodservice sides of the industry.
Cliff Ritchie, president and CEO of Carolina Beverage Corp., has been appointed to ABA's board of directors. Ritchie joined the company, which makes Cheerwine, in 1978 as warehouse manager and moved up through the ranks.
An extract in white tea might fight obesity by preventing new fat cells from forming and breaking down fat in existing ones, according to new research. "We've shown that white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances," the study's lead researcher said.
Choice USA Beverage, bottler of Sun Drop citrus soda, has been out of the NASCAR spotlight for 10 years, when it last sponsored the late Dale Earnhardt. The company Tuesday announced the new partnership with driver Danny O'Quinn and is hoping for great things from this up-and-coming star in the Nationwide Series.