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Sugary drink ban starts to affect San Francisco sites
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Coca-Cola is out, and soy milk is now part of San Francisco's official city policy. Under an executive order from Mayor Gavin Newsom, Coke, Pepsi and Fanta Orange are no longer allowed in vending machines on city property, although their diet counterparts are — up to a point. Newsom's directive, issued in April but whose practical impacts are starting to be felt now, bars calorically sweetened beverages from vending machines on city property. More

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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. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. More



Coffee & Water


Starbucks adds iced version to Via instant coffee
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Starbucks Corp. is getting chilly with its Via instant coffee as it tries to capture more of the $23 billion global instant coffee market. The coffee giant recently announced that it is adding iced coffee to the line it launched in the U.S. and Canada last fall. Starbucks said this is the company's first new addition to the line. The product, which comes sweetened and dissolves in cold water, will be sold at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada. More

Coffee falls most since November on greater output; cocoa drops
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Coffee prices in New York fell the most since November on speculation that global supplies will increase as production jumps in Brazil, the world’s largest grower. Cocoa also dropped. More

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Business / Industry


Dr Pepper orders sugar for 125th anniversary
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Dr Pepper is prescribing some sugar this summer in honor of its 125th anniversary, the latest in a series of moves by soda makers to temporarily swap out high fructose corn syrup. The spicy soda made by Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. is rolling out Dr Pepper "Made With Real Sugar" this weekend through early September. Cans and bottles will feature old logos in the company's deep red, and colorful designs with lions and bright swirls of color harkening back to the 60s. Popular phrases such as "I'm a Pepper" also appear. More

Nation's first wine vending machines debut
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Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board recently unveiled the country's first do-it-yourself wine vending machines at two area grocery stores, Lancaster, Pa., TV station WGAL reported. Both kiosks will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They will be closed on Sundays and certain holidays. The vending machines have built-in ID scanners and Breathalyzers. More

Corporate Social Responsibility


Enviro group sues to force BPA ban in food packaging
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A leading environmental group filed a court challenge today to the Food and Drug Administration's handling of bisphenol A, aiming to force the agency to act on a 20-month-old request to bar the controversial chemical from food packaging. The lawsuit, filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, charges FDA with dragging its feet on bisphenol A, also known as BPA. A man-made mimicker of estrogen, BPA is believed by scientists to be an endocrine disruptor with potentially adverse health consequences for children and fetuses. More

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