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8/16/2019

7-Eleven is launching 7-Select Replenish, a line of performance beverages containing no artificial sweeteners. The drink is available in cucumber mint, lemonade, orange mango and guava splash flavors.

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8/16/2019

Enlightened is reaching out to practitioners of a popular diet with its Enlightened Keto Collection of ice cream bars and pints. Sweetened with monk fruit and erythritol, each serving has just one gram of net carbs and under one gram of sugar.

8/16/2019

Nestle is replacing plastic packaging with paper for its mini KitKat line in Japan to help meet its goal of producing packaging that's 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025. The new packages will feature instructions for making origami art.

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8/16/2019

Research finds introductions of fermented beverages grew rapidly from 2015 to 2017, and interest in drinks such as kefir and kombucha could increase further as consumers look to support their digestive health.

8/16/2019

Lorissa's Kitchen is using the "The Go-To Snacks for Go Time" ad campaign to encourage moms to choose meat snacks for themselves and their families. The ads are running on Facebook, Instagram and relevant websites through mid-October.

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8/16/2019

Tampico Beverages is celebrating 30 years in business with a branding update for its line of juice drinks and iced teas, including a new logo and package design. The company also released Tampico ZERO, a sugar-free juice option in two flavors this year.

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Beverage Industry
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8/16/2019

Bottled water brand Richard's Rainwater wants to grow its network of rainwater collection sites from two stations to an interstate system that will improve regional distribution. The brand, bottled in one-liter and half-liter still and 12-ounce sparkling varieties, is expected to be available in 1,000 locations by the end of summer.

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8/16/2019

KitKat Chocolatory is launching a Sublime Volcanic collection in three flavor profiles for a limited time online and at the KitKat Chocolatory boutique in Melbourne, Australia. The chocolates feature one of the world's rarest cocoas, originating from the nutrient-rich soils of three volcanic islands.

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8/16/2019

Dylan's Candy Bar founder Dylan Lauren says watching Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory as a child and world travels inspired her to start an "over-the-top" candy store concept. The 27 retail locations aspire to offer a "retailtainment" experience, featuring more than 7,000 kinds of candy, says Lauren.

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8/16/2019

Mondelez International is partnering with Activision Publishing to promote the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled video game on packages of Sour Patch Kids and Trident Vibes. The packaging features codes that unlock items in the game, and if all items are collected, consumers win a chance to build a kart.

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Candy & Snack Today