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Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’

Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst...

Beauty and the Beast: US consumers ditch Pepsi, marry Monster

PepsiCo was the biggest loser in US carbonated soft drinks in 2013, according to Beverage Digest, with worrying volume and market share loss data contrasting sharply with Monster’s stellar sales.

Soda fizz or fizzle out? Stevia-sweetened Dr Pepper a US ‘litmus test’

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) will trial stevia sweetened versions of flag sodas Dr Pepper, 7-UP and Canada Dry in the US this year in a bold move one analyst says...

PepsiCo and Goya Foods targeted in lawsuit over 4-MEI

First the report, now the class action lawsuits: PepsiCo and Goya Foods - who were both cited in a recent report from product testing firm Consumer Reports about allegedly “concerning” 4-MEI levels...

'Energy is what the younger consumer identifies with': Retailer

US C-Stores: Ditching Dr Pepper TEN, sceptical on natural sweeteners?

US C-Stores owners do not believe all-natural sweeteners can reverse flagging soda sales, says one US analyst, who is also advising Dr Pepper to stop investing in its low-calorie TEN...

Caramel colors under fire again: Is there a safe level of 4-MeI?

The FDA says it has “no reason to believe” that 4-MeI - an impurity generated during the manufacture of caramel colors III and IV - poses a health risk at...

Dynamism in Drinks: BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013

Click through the nominees for the inaugural BeverageDaily.com Beverage Personality of the Year, then vote to tell us who you think should triumph!

HOW FLUID IS YOUR BEVERAGE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE?

10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle BeverageDaily.com's Xmas quiz...

How well do you know the beverage industry? Our special Christmas quiz that covers everything from Muhtar Kent to Perrier and 'White Coke'. See if you can top the leaderboard!

‘Strange Brew’: 2013’s Top 5 Unusual News Stories

What do RMS Titanic, Dr Pepper’s snake-inspired wastewater treatment plant and Champagne-sipping rodents have in common? They all made our front page in 2013!

‘THE EFFECT OF THE ODOR STAYED WITH ME FOR TWO HOURS’

Dr Pepper sewage stench shook Houston City investigator

A Houston City official hit Dr Pepper Snapple with a nuisance ordinance violation last month after the sewage stench from its BioViper wastewater treatment plant made her feel sick.

BEN WEISS, CEO: 'YOU HAVE TO SHOW THE CONSUMER YOUR SOUL'

‘I’m a Bai-liever!’ Dr Pepper backed brand Bai 5 scores $20m sales

The CEO of breakthrough coffee fruit-based soft drinks brand Bai 5 reveals his brand grew 400% in the past year but says he worries less about case sales than converting ‘Bai-lievers’.

Dr Pepper's High 5 with Bai 5! Coffee fruit drink launched across US

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has signed a deal with Princeton-based brand Bai 5 to extend distribution of the low calorie coffee berry-sweetened beverage across the US in 2014.

EXCLUSIVE: SODA GIANT BATTLES TO SOLVE WASTEWATER SITE PROBLEMS

Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Shocking video footage shows foam spewing out of Dr Pepper’s BioViper wastewater treatment plant in Houston that uses tech backed by Hollywood stars Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.

‘Shocked’ Dr Pepper boss links US diet soda slump to aspartame unease

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young says he is ‘shocked’ by the summer slowdown in diet soda that also hit his firm's North American sales and partly blames misperceptions...

Q3 2013 RESULTS: GROUP SALES UP BUT PROFIT DOWN Y-O-Y

Dr Pepper Snapple axes Texas distribution site, TEN sales fall flat

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has confirmed that it plans to close a Texas warehouse and distribution center and consolidate operations at a larger facility in the state.

Why are Americans falling out of love with diet soda? And what are they drinking instead?

If current trends continue, carbonated soft drinks volumes could decline 15-20% by 2020 driven by sharp declines in diet variants, predicts Wells Fargo. But why have Americans fallen out of...

Diet soda in a funk says Wells Fargo: ‘PepsiCo will be forced to do something soon to stop the share and volume losses’

Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda...

DPS defends Dr Pepper TEN as analyst warns of distribution declines

Dr Pepper TEN risks sharing the fate of ‘countless other’ product extensions’ that fail to cut it as independent brands, given declining distribution in the US C-store channel, one analyst...

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Fixing the fizz: Something's sticky in the state of US soda...

So who'll clear up the mess? Big soda is unfairly shouldering the brunt of the blame for the US obesity epidemic, and the industry is fighting a losing battle to...

Wells Fargo: ‘We’re increasingly concerned about the continued underperformance of Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s TEN platform’

It was a dismal summer in the US soft drinks aisles, with dollar sales of diet/low calorie soda plunging 7.1% in the four weeks to August 3 vs the same...

Dr Pepper bottling plant catches fire in Texas

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) says a fire at a Texas bottling plant for carbonates such as Dr Pepper and 7UP is under investigation and insists production will restart shortly.

AUTHORS SOLD ON SODA: LITERARY MENTIONS 1886-2008

‘Mine’s a Rum and Coke’: 5 Classic Carbonates in Literary History

From Decio Pignatari’s ‘concrete poem’ Bebe Coca-Cola to a 2004 English novel called, err, Pepsi and Maria, literary mentions of the US’s top-selling soft drinks are legion, but when has...

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Dr Pepper ‘very concerned’ by US diet soft drinks sales decline

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young says the firm is very concerned by US sales declines in diet sodas and the company’s below average performance in that category.

Dr Pepper cuts 7UP antioxidant content to settle US class action

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) is settling a US court case over the use and marketing of antioxidants in 7UP and has cut them from drinks, while paying plaintiff lawyers...

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Mid-calorie soft drink success rests on tackling stevia aftertaste issues: Analyst

Mid-calorie carbonated soft drink manufacturers must deal with the aftertaste issues associated with stevia, as the natural sweetener becomes more widely accepted by consumers, according to Datamonitor consumer analyst, Melanie...