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SodaStream Pops the Tab on a Promising IPO

Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream, is betting he can turn carbonated-drink dispensers (100 flavors -- mix your own) into a household necessity. Based on his company's initial stock offering in early November, it looks like Wall Street agrees.

Coca-Cola Earnings Rise to 88 Cents Per Share

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported earnings of 88 cents per share for the third quarter, up 9% from a year earlier. Net revenue rose 5% to $8.4 billion in the quarter, boosted by a strong performance in the North American market, the company said in a statement. International volume also rose 6% in the quarter.

New York Wants to Ban Sugary Drinks from Food Stamp Purchases

Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought permission from the federal government to bar New York City%u2019s 1.7 million food stamp recipients from using them to buy sugary drinks such as sodas. Bloomberg, a staunch advocate of anti-obesity measures, sent the request to the United States Department of Agriculture, The New York Times reported.

Mexican Coca-Cola Is Finding Sweet Success in the U.S.

The Mexican version -- made with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup and served in glass bottles rather than plastic -- is making great inroads in the U.S. market. And it's not just Hispanic consumers who are buying.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Raises Profit Forecast for 2010

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) upped its profit forecast for 2010 on strong European demand. The company now expects profit of $1.78 to $1.82 a share, MarketWatch reported. The Atlanta-based company previously forecast profit of $1.73 to $1.77 a share.

Coca-Cola Buys Russian Juice Maker

In a move to gain a larger share of the beverage market outside of North America, Coca-Cola (KO) has bought Russian juice maker Nidan Juices, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday

'Fructose-Slurping' Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business

Soda and processed-food makers insist that all sugars are the same. Yet with studies linking high fructose corn syrup to obesity, diabetes and, most recently, pancreatic cancer, big brands are quietly backing away from using the corn-based sweetener.

Coke CEO Tells How Beverage Giant Got Back on Track

The CEO of the Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, still believes the U.S. is "a great market for growth." Says Muhtar Kent: "We believe that everything that we've done to course-correct in the U.S. in the last three years is working."

PepsiCo Earnings Preview: Soda, Snack Icon Keeps Growing

PepsiCo will announce its second-quarter numbers on Tuesday, and analysts expect earnings per share of $1.07 to $1.10, up from $1.02 a year earlier. If they're right, it will mark a continuation of the company's stable period of success. But PepsiCo's management is thinking bigger.

Best cola? We rank the house brands

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Study Says Junk Food as Addictive as Heroin or Cigarettes

Is junk food as addictive as heroin or cigarettes? Previous studies have shown similarities between drug abusers and compulsive eaters, but a new study published Sunday in Nature Neuroscience provides evidence that those who are addicted to junk food experience similar cravings as drug addicts, require increasingly larger amounts of food to feel good and even have a harder time quitting.

Beverage Makers Unveil Summer Lineup of Drinks

Each spring, industry giants like National Beverage and Starbucks announce their new slate of summer flavors to distributors, retailers and consumers in an effort to generate plenty of buzz well before you hit the beach.

Is Pepsi's Removal of Sodas from Schools Just a Publicity Stunt?

As a step in the journey to address the nation's crushing childhood obesity crisis, Pepsi's removal of sugary sodas from schools is merely a symbolic move. Not only will the company's sales be nominally (if at all)impacted, but it won't stop kids from drinking sodas either.