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NYC’s mayor wants to ban super-sized sodas at restaurants

7 Jun

 

Buy American Sodas like Coca Cola Cherry online at Moo-Lolly-Bar AustraliaHe’s been on a crusade to fight obesity for a while now, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s current proposal has caused a bit of an uproar.

The latest idea he is championing is an unprecedented ban on ‘supersized servings’ of sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theatres. Instead this pioneering piece of legislation, should it go through, would limit the serving size of bottled sugary drinks, as well as soda fountains sold in New York to 16 ounces. A serving that is considered small at many fast-food joints.

Whilst some health officials have welcomed the proposal, others have strongly rejected it. Not least The New York City Beverage Association which has accused city officials of trying to create a ‘nanny state’ as well as denying New Yorkers of the right to decide for themselves. The soft drink giant Coca Cola also registered their disapproval by saying:

‘The people of New York City are much smarter than the New York City Health Department believes….New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this. They can make their own choices about the beverages they purchase’.

Bloomberg however refutes this by saying people would still be free to order as many soft drinks as they like. He also firmly believes restricting servings to 16 ounces each could help curb consumption, arguing that:

‘You tend to eat all of the food in the container. If it’s bigger, you eat more. If somebody put a smaller glass or plate or bowl in front of you, you would eat less’.

The ban, which could come in to effect as soon as March 2013, would only apply to sweetened drinks over 16 ounces that contain more than 25 calories per 8 ounces. It is not expected to affect diet soda or any drink that’s at least 70% juice, or at least half milk or milk substitute. It would also not apply to sodas sold in outlets like supermarkets or convenience stores. Businesses who do not comply would face fines of approximately $200 per failed inspection.

Bloomberg estimated that obesity-related illnesses in New York City costs the taxpayer around $4 billion a year. In confirming the proposal, he cited research linking sugary drinks to rising rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

‘The percentage of the population that is obese is skyrocketing’. Bloomberg said Thursday on MSNBC.

‘We’ve got to do something’.

 

What is your take on the proposal? Are you for or against it? Let us know by posting a comment.

 

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Dr Pepper Bottler To Continue Production Despite Lawsuit

18 Aug

Dr Pepper. Available to buy online in Australia from Moo-Lolly-Bar. To go there just click on this photo!A Texas soda bottler said it will fight to keep using its local label after Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) accused the company of violating its license agreement.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group sued Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Dublin in June, saying the small soft drink bottler was taking business away from other Dr Pepper bottlers by selling beyond its agreed-upon six-county territory.

Dublin Dr Pepper has been selling its sweet-tasting version of the soft drink since 1891. The company for years sold a cane-sugar-sweetened version of the soda in local stores and on the Internet under its own “Dublin Dr Pepper” label–another trademark infringement, Dr Pepper Snapple says.

In a response to the lawsuit, Dublin Dr Pepper called the company’s stance inconsistent, noting Dr Pepper Snapple’s corporate website had directed customers to the Dublin bottler’s home page and toll-free number as late as this year. The Texas bottler also said the company has not taken similar action against North Carolina and Missouri bottlers that have essentially marketed their products the same way.

Dr Pepper Snapple spokesman Chris Barnes said any online references would be “beside the point” after the Texas bottler allegedly violated its contract. Dr Pepper Snapple tried to resolve the issue without turning to the courts, he said, but only ran into more resistance.

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“We’re not seeking money or to prevent Dublin from selling Dr Pepper made with cane sugar,” Barnes said. “We simply want them to sell only within their six-county territory and stop marketing and packaging Dr Pepper as ‘Dublin Dr Pepper.'”

Some bottlers back Dr Pepper Snapple for tackling what they say is a growing problem with trans-shipments, in which one bottler’s soda is sold in another’s territory. Soft drink companies have long granted exclusive territorial rights to bottlers, a practice protected under the Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act of 1980.

“Dublin Dr Pepper has had many good years in a cooperative and supportive relationship with our corporate partner to create and build an incredible consumer passion for the Dr Pepper brand,” Dr Pepper of Dublin President and Chief Executive Bill Kloster said. “All we want to do is bottle the original Dr Pepper recipe and conduct business honestly and fairly like we’ve always done.”

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Dr Pepper in joint Thor Promotion

15 May

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Dr Pepper, 7-Eleven and Marvel Studios are joining forces to offer fans of the upcoming feature film Thor the chance to win prizes and collect commemorative Big Gulp cups featuring the adventure film hero.

Thor, released through Paramount Pictures, hits theaters on May 6.

According to a press release, consumers will be able to win prizes and get a free one-month online subscription to Marvel Digital Comics.

The promotion will include collectible Slurpee and Big Gulp cups and a new flavor of Slurpee — Blue Lightning Blast — available at 7-Eleven. Limited edition straw-spoons will feature characters from the film.

Dr Pepper fans will be able to win the “super-hero powers of flight, speed and strength” by finding one of the limited-edition Dr Pepper Hammer cans or 2-liter bottle caps that have winning codes on the can or inside the cap.

The top prizes are a ride in an authentic fighter jet, a 200-mph ride in a supercar and personal fitness training sessions. Codes on 20-ounce Dr Pepper Hammer bottles can be redeemed for the free one-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, according to the release.

Other prizes include a year’s supply of Dr Pepper, airline gift cards, 3D televisions, or premium movie tickets.

Dallas-based 7-Eleven is the largest privately held company the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is the 16th largest privately held company in the area.

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