New York, NY – A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves in the U.S. But Canadians won't be seeing the new format. Diet Pepsi in Canada will continue to be sweetened with aspartame, The Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
London, UK – Buoyed by surging volumes in emerging markets, particularly of bottled water, soft drinks have gained global “share of throat” steadily from 2009-14, according to a Euromonitor International report.
July 6, 2015, Saskatoon, Sask. – In recent years, universities, colleges and school boards across the country have outlawed selling bottled water on school property. Yet, to the aggravation of environmentalists, bottled water is not just surviving, but thriving. Maclean's reports. | READ MORE
June 9, 2015, Purchase, NY – PepsiCo plans to introduce a line of fountain craft sodas, called "Stubborn Soda," The new sodas will be made with natural flavours and will not contain high-fructose corn syrup, according to Beverage-Digest. Business Insider reports. | READ MORE
June 1, 2015, Vancouver – Clearly Canadian, a flavoured, sparkling spring water sold in the 1980s and ’90s, is seeking support from fans to re-introduce the drink to the market.
May 27, 2015, Watertown, MA – According to a report from Cowen and Company covering Nielsen xAOC sales data, the carbonated soft drink category saw volume fall by 2.7 per cent in the 12-week-period ending May 16, despite posting dollar sales growth of 1.5 per cent. BevNet reports. | READ MORE
May 5, 2015, Atlanta, GA – DS Services is entering the fast-growing sparkling beverage category with two new line extensions: Sparkletts Sparkling Water and Sparkletts ice, the company said in a news release.
April 13, 2015, Toronto – A Canadian company has developed boxed water sourced from an artesian aquifer in southwestern Ontario.
Feb. 13, 2015, Seattle, WA – Jones Soda Co. plans to expand its cane sugar soda fountain program, which works with retail restaurant and food-service customers to create custom-designed equipment using photos submitted by customers and chosen by retailers that reflect the theme of each location.
Feb. 2, 2015, Purchase, NY – PepsiCo recently started a limited rollout of stevia-sweetened Pepsi True in stores in Denver, Minneapolis and Washington after launching the reduced-calorie cola on Amazon.com last October, The Wall Street Journal reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 21, 2015, Purchase, NY – Mountain Dew has introduced two new flavours of Mtn Dew Kickstart – Pineapple Orange Mango and Strawberry Kiwi – containing real fruit juice and coconut water.
Jan. 7, 2015, Waterbury, VT, and Plano, TX – Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group will develop some of Dr Pepper Snapple Group's iconic brands for the forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system.
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