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Campbell introduces new V8 juice drinks

BY Alaric DeArment

CAMDEN, N.J. — A new line of juice drinks from Campbell includes a boost of nutrition, but lower calories and less sugar than most others.

Campbell announced the launch of V8 V-Fusion Refreshers, available in peach strawberry, black cherry berry, cranberry grape and tangerine passionfruit flavors.

The drinks contain 100 calories per serving, are naturally sweetened with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives and provide 100% of the daily value of vitamin C. The drinks also contain 20% to 25% fruit and vegetable juice.

 

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Coca-Cola releases special-edition Taylor Swift Diet Coke cans

BY Alaric DeArment

ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. is releasing a limited-edition version of Diet Coke in cans inspired by pop singer Taylor Swift, the company said.

Coca-Cola said the Diet Coke Taylor Swift can six-pack would be on beverage aisles nationwide this month and next month. Each 12-oz. can has a special, slim design and is adorned in handwritten style with a Swift quotation: "If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change." The collector’s edition can is part of Coca-Cola’s multi-year partnership with Swift.

"The Taylor Swift collector’s edition Diet Coke can is a way for us to celebrate the individuality and creativity that inspires people to achieve their dreams and be anything but ordinary," Diet Coke associate brand manager Lauren Radow said. "Taylor’s message is simply extraordinary. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves."

 

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Hershey releases candies for Halloween

BY Alaric DeArment

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey is releasing small-sized versions of several candy brands in time for Halloween, the chocolate maker said.

Hershey said the new snack-sized candies included Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis, Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate and Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Flavor Lollipops. The company also highlighted the Cadbury Screme Egg candy with green yolk, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin and Kit Kat Halloween Bar, as well as Hershey’s Kisses with a pumpkin spice flavor and Kisses Acorn Treats.

In other news, Hershey said Thursday that it was selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indices, making it one of only 13 companies from the food, beverage and tobacco industry to make the World Index, ranked in at least the 90th percentile in the economic, environmental and social categories. The company’s addition to the North America Index is in its second year.

 

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