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Pepsi Japan to Release ‘Pepsi White’

Pepsi Japan is launching a new clear cola drink just in time for the holidays. Called Pepsi White, the drink is tangerine-flavored and the packaging is designed with colorful snowmen. (ABCnews.com)

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Boston Beer Net Jumps 27% As Volumes Rise

Boston Beer Co.'s third-quarter profit jumped 27% as the Sam Adams brewer reported a jump in volume and higher prices, helping to offset some increased spending on advertising and promotional efforts. (WSJ MarketWatch)

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Tata Global Beverages Q2 Net Up 55 Percent

Tata Global Beverages Ltd today said its consolidated net profit rose by 54.69 per cent to Rs 119.04 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, on improved operating performance and robust sales in the coffee business. (The Economic Times)

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Pub Closures Rise Due to Beer Tax

The rate of closures in the UK has risen by six a week since the spring, one industry group said, as it called for "urgent" action by the Government to halt the decline. (The Telegraph)

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Starbucks Jumps as U.S. Sales Gain

Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, rose the most in 19 months after yesterday reporting fourth-quarter profit increased as new products helped boost U.S. sales. (BusinessWeek)

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