February 21, 2008 |
Brewers Anheuser-Busch Cos. and Miller Brewing Co. said several U.S. state attorneys general have demanded information on how they market and sell caffeinated alcoholic drinks. Anheuser, with beer brands including Budweiser and Bud Light, said attorneys general of New York, Maine, Maryland, Arizona and Iowa had subpoenaed it about the sale and marketing of its Tilt and Bud Extra products, which are malt beverages with caffeine.
June 14, 2006 |
Walt Disney Co. will license its name to sell bottled water and fruit drinks to children in the U.S. as it tries to promote more healthful living. Disney has licensed its brand to Cott Corp., which will sell a line of beverages that contain less sugar and have more vitamins, Toronto-based Cott said. No financial details were disclosed.
November 3, 1996
Prices of alcoholic beverages in some places could drive you to drink. In a recent survey, countries as diverse as Argentina, Monaco and Kazakhstan all broke the $14 mark. Prices for mixedrinks from other selected places: Japan: $13.90 Switzerland: $12.42 Singapore: $11.10 Hong Kong. $9.82 France: $9.42 Russia: $9.17 Brazil: $8.40 Germany: $8.24 United States: $5.39 Britain: $4.91 Australia: $4.33 South Africa: $3.03 Source: Business Traveler International magazine
October 17, 2013 |
California kids under 12 are drinking fewer sodas and sports drinks than they were a few years ago, but more teenagers are downing at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day than in 2005 to 2007, according to a report Thursday. Forty-one percent of children ages 2 to 17 drank at least one soda or other sugar-sweetened beverage a day in 2011-2012, an 11% drop from 2005-2007, the report says. Within those ages, 65% of people ages 12 to 17 drank at least one such beverage, up from 60% in 2005-2007, an increase that the report called “particularly troubling.” Among children 6 to 11, the rate of daily consumption was 32%, down from 43% in 2005-2007; and among children 2 to 5 years old, it was 19%, down from 27% in 2005-2007.
August 10, 1988 |
"Yerba mate raises morale, sustains the muscular system, augments strength and allows one to endure privations. In a word, it is a valiant aid." --French Society of Hygiene, 1909 Millions of aficionados are almost mystical in their devotion to a pungent South American beverage brewed from the leaves of a tree. Sipped alone, yerba mate offers solace. Shared among friends, it is a communal rite.
October 6, 2009 |
The United States needs a healthcare sweet spot -- a way to raise revenue for needed programs now and a way to lower healthcare costs in the future. Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages -- those with added sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or so-called fruit juice concentrates -- would answer that need, and California could be the test case that proves it once and for all. There is arresting logic to the numbers. There are already minor surcharges on soda in many states -- fractions of a cent per ounce in most cases.
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February 18, 2000 |
Vigilant consumers who make a habit of studying their sales receipts may have recently noticed a few extra pennies tacked on to the prices of their Snapple, Arrowhead or Frappuccino bottles. It's not a cashier's mistake. It's the California redemption value, or CRV, a refundable deposit that Californians have been paying for years on beer, soft-drink and wine-cooler containers, whether they realized it or not. Now, because of legislation that took effect Jan.
February 24, 1991
I feel I should comment on the letter to the editor from Michael E. Tscheekar (Jan. 6) pointing out that alcoholic beverages brought into the country on common carrier are only subject to federal regulation. His contention is correct, as far as it goes. But Customs enforces state as well as federal alcoholic beverage control laws. In California, where a vast majority of people entering the country are at land border ports and not traveling by common carrier, the state law applies.