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Top 5 restaurant beverages
If marketed effectively, beverages can drive traffic and profit, according to consumer market research firm NPD Group, whose CREST foodservice market research group has compiled data on beverage growth in restaurants.

TCBY Hits the Streets with First Food Truck
TCBY recently launched its new frozen yogurt truck platform in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of its strategic expansion. The mobile truck model is the first of its kind and will meet the demands of customers who want more accessibility to TCBY's healthy product offerings.

Honey Dew Donuts to spike smoothies with Red Bull
Honey Dew Donuts has teamed up with Red Bull to create a new line of smoothies spiked with the energy drink, the Dunkin' Donuts Dunkin' Donuts Latest from The Business Journals McHenry Row retail space nearly filled; apartments availablePlanet Fitness breaking ground soon on .8M headquarters in RotterdamN.C. woman switches from donuts to dogs Follow this company (Nasdaq: DNKN) competitor said on Thursday.

Global Beverage Trends
A person’s taste preferences might be affected by the region in which he or she lives, according to a 2009 University of Nottingham study. Professor Andy Taylor said in a statement that taste is determined by genetic makeup and influenced by a person’s upbringing and experience with flavors. “Just as with spoken dialects where accent is placed on different syllables and vowel formations, people from different regions have developed enhanced sensitivities to certain taste sensations and seek foods that trigger these,” he said.

Birch Syrup gaining in popularity
When many people think of Latvian food, they probably think of serious meat and potatoes fare. But Latvians have been celebrating the end of their long, snow-filled winters with a fresh spring tonic tapped from their ubiquitous birch trees since the 17th century

Maui Wowi Adds Franchisee in Texas
Maui Wowi Hawaiian has selected its newest franchisee to bring more of the all-natural smoothie and Hawaiian coffee brand to the Austin, Texas, area. Franchisee Tony Mai is on track to begin building a business that will serve quality products in a laidback Hawaiian atmosphere.

Skip lunch or dinner and juice instead
Four years ago, Muncie resident Debbie Gant and her husband, Stephen, got serious about juicing. They stopped using their juicer sporadically as they had for more than a decade and started juicing regularly as the couple live a holistic life, focusing on being proactive about health, not reactive.

Odwalla Taps Into 'Goodness' Mojo
A new Odwalla campaign aims to build loyalty by integrating the brand’s “goodness” benefits with real-life good-works messaging and engagement activities across platforms.

Ruling: POM Wonderful deceptively advertised pomegranate juice
Chief Administrative Law Judge Michael Chappell sided with federal regulators and ordered POM to halt all claims of health benefits and performance for its beverage. Expert witnesses testified in court that scientific evidence does not support claims made in company advertising, which appeared in national newspapers, magazines and online.

The Outlook for Coconut Water in Europe is Sweet
In Europe, even without heavy marketing or celebrity backing, coconut water is big business. According to a 2012 report by New Nutrition Business, a U.K-based research and analysis firm for the global nutrition industry, the number of coconut water beverage launches in Europe quintupled from 2009 to 2011, ballooning from seven to 36 brands.




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