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The Coca-Cola Company says it provides 180 low and no-calorie beverage choices

COMING TOGETHER OR FALLING APART? COKE'S ANTI-OBESITY ADVERT DIVIDES OPINION

Academic Nestle slams Coke for ‘astonishing chutzpah’ on obesity

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Leading food nutrition academic Marion Nestle tells BeverageDaily.com that she considers Coke’s new anti-obesity advertising drive ‘Coming Together’ an ‘astonishing act of chutzpah’.

PepsiCo HQ in Plano, Texas

PepsiCo signs Burger King supply deal in China

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo has signed a deal that confirms it as the strategic beverage supplier for all Burger King’s (BK’s) restaurants across China, via franchise bottler Pepsi Beverage Business (PBB).

Got a gastric bezoar? Grab a Coke! (Picture Copyright: The Coca-Cola Company)

POSITIVE HEALTH NEWS FOR CARBONATES

Not gettin’ far with that gastric bezoar? Grab a Coke…

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke drinking is an effective first-line treatment to dissolve ‘gastric bezoars’ or indigestible masses that form in the stomach after foreign material accumulates there, according to a new Greek study.

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WHAT'S AMERICA DRINKING? FEWER CARBONATED SOFT DRINKS...

Mid-calorie carbonates won’t check US soda fall – BMC predicts

By Ben Bouckley

Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), data and research group head, Gary Hemphill, does not think mid-calorie CSDs like Dr. Pepper TEN and Pepsi NEXT can restore the overall category’s ailing fortunes.

Will iced teas sparkle in 2013? (Picture Copyright: Aria Belli/Flickr)

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

By Ben Bouckley

The CEO of beverage development and innovation company MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com why his firm's new non-alcoholic beverage concepts for 2013 could take the market by storm...

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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.

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