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Selling integrity
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No matter what product or service your business offers, in the end, you're selling something else entirely. That happens to be trust in your ability to deliver on promises and to do what you say you will do for your customer or client. Call it whatever you like, what you are marketing is your business's integrity which translates to how well you can deliver on committments and what kind of results customers can expect. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Click here for the most recent Legislative Alert. Required reading for all members! More

Coffee & Water

Coffee rises to 12-year high in New York on demand speculation
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Arabica coffee rose to a 12-year high in New York on speculation that buyers will boost stockpiles as demand stays strong. Robusta beans climbed to the highest price in 15 months in London. Demand for both varieties "remains unwaveringly steady despite the economic downturn," Kona Haque, an analyst with Macquarie Group Ltd. in London, wrote in a report recently e-mailed. At the same time, bean inventories are shrinking in ICE Futures U.S. warehouses, she said. More

Nervous about Alzheimer's? Coffee may help
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It's an appealing notion that our daily pick-me-up may also confer a range of health benefits. And for coffee drinkers there's a lot of research percolating. Several studies suggest that a daily caffeine habit may help protect against Alzheimer's disease. But there's a catch. The cup or two a day that most Americans drink doesn't seem to be enough. Researchers say 500 mg of caffeine, or about five cups of regular coffee, is the dose that seems to protect the brain. More

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Business / Industry

An ice cream machine that measures smiles
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Even for an ice cream story, you can't get much more saccharin than this: A Unilever-backed vending machine that literally takes consumer smiles as payment for its product. Well, a smile plus a photo marketing release form coupled with a biometric guess of the consumer's age and gender. Unilever, the $49 billion company that's also the world's largest ice cream company — it owns brands including Ben & Jerry's, Good Humor, Breyers, Klondike and Wall's — is testing an ice cream machine in Lisbon, Portugal, Singapore and Paris that asks customers to smile. The vending machine measures the smile and, if it's large enough, the customer gets a free ice cream treat. But first, that customer has to agree to allow her smiling photo to be used by Unilever on a Facebook brand page and potentially later on Twitter and YouTube. More

Beverage executives: Stevia has potential as sweetener, but needs some work
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The beverage industry is hoping for big things from stevia, a shrub harvested in Asia and South America. Derivatives from the plant's leaves are being used to sweeten batches of drinks from Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other companies. Executives say stevia has a lot of potential but needs new formulations, lower prices and regulatory approval overseas to reach its full potential. Natural, non-caloric sweeteners "definitely hold promise," Gary Fayard, Coca-Cola's chief financial officer, said at a recent Beverage Digest conference in New York. "Particularly as the price of stevia comes down, which we expect it to do." More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Updated packaging tool adds impacts from shipping, refills
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A new version of a web-based packaging impact tool allows companies to see how single-use packaging compares to refills and figure out the transportation-related impacts of different types of packaging. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has released Version 2.0 of COMPASS, a web-based application that compares the environmental impacts of different package designs. COMPASS assesses packaging on resource consumption, emissions and packaging attributes. More

Starbucks plans to turn its Chicago coffee cups into napkins
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Starbucks has put recycle and compost bins in 90 stores in Seattle to comply with a new city ordinance that becomes effective this Thursday. Its cups also are recycled or composted in San Francisco and Ontario, because of laws there. This fall, the coffee shop chain will move beyond what the law requires into innovative new territory. In an effort to recycle even more of the 3 billion paper cups it uses each year, even in areas where recycling is not popular or mandated, Starbucks is creating its own market for those cups in their after-life. It will buy napkins made at a Georgia Pacific paper mill in Green Bay from recycled Starbucks paper cups. More


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