According to the latest industry data after four years of outselling Pepsi, Diet Coke is back in the No. 3 slot for top sodas in the U.S. Other sugar-free brands are also dropping quickly. Continue reading… “The decline of the diet soda drinker”
On Thursday, the New York City Board of Health voted to ban the sale of sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants. This is a move that has sparked intense debate between public health advocates and beverage industry lobbyists. When did sodas get so big in the first place?
So how does your daily caffeine ritual compare to the options listed on this chart?
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Jobs on Twitter
While Twitter seems a bit like the Wild West these days with lots of unknowns and rumors of potential riches, it may hold promise for people in unexpected ways: new jobs. With around 13 million current users (and a projected billion, as predicted by the unauthorized leaking of proprietary Twitter corporate documents), Twitter promises free access to a market ripe for a constant stream of new, value-added information on a minute-by-minute basis — that we know.
Coke’s Interactive Soda Fountain
Ever had one of those moments where all you wanted was a Diet Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, but all the fountain could offer you was regular old diet? Coca-Cola is doing away with that problem by introducing a new beverage dispenser. Heralded as the “fountain of the future” by Coke PR flaks, the “Freestyle”–which was first unveiled under the code name “Jet” back in April–offers more than 100 flavor options. There are traditional sodas, flavored waters, carbonated or noncarbonated beverages, energy drinks and so on. Even flavors not currently available in the United States. (Video)
Touch screen coke machine Sweet!
The lowly vending machine is due for an update, and here’s Samsung’s take. Continue reading… “Samsung’s uVending Touchscreen”
In a survey Japanese muggers prefer Pepsi 2-to-1 over Coke,
so the Coke machine disguise is regarded as a safe bet
Japanese artist Aya Tsukioka has come up with some unique solutions for Japanese women who wish that they could escape notice by transforming into wallflowers. Her invention is a skirt that can be pulled up to transform its wearer into a vending machine, camouflage that is a lot more common than a wallflower, especially on the streets of Japan. (Pics)