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Crayons offers sports hydration for kids

BY Jenna Duncan

BELLEVUE, Wash. Crayons, Inc., the maker of all-natural children’s sports drink, Crayons, has announced the launch of its line of fructose corn syrup-free sports drinks for young athletes.

“As a parent and kids’ coach, I’m thrilled to finally have a healthier sports drink option for the next generation of athletes,” chief executive officer of Crayons, Inc. Ron Lloyd, said. “There are 58 million thirsty kids, including my own, who are involved in sports. For the first time ever, kids can stay hydrated and get important nutrients with a drink designed just for them. We are confident that Crayons All Natural Sports Drinks will soon replace other sports drinks, juice boxes, and bottled waters.”

Crayons drinks contain electrolytes, vitamins and minerals—such as vitamin C and calcium—and are sweetened with all-natural, organic cane sugar. They also contain a small amount of sea-salt to help children absorb the hydration. Additionally, they are free of artificial colors and sweeteners.

Crayons All Natural Sports Drinks come in three flavors: breakaway berry, leaping lemon-lime and playoff punch. Each 8-ounce can contains 50 calories and has about 50 percent less sodium than other sports drinks.

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Coca-Cola opens Mongolian bottling facility

BY Jenna Duncan

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia Coca-Cola last week announced the opening of a $22 million bottling plant—the second largest in Mongolia.

Prior to the new plant in Ulaanbaatar, the MCS Coca-Cola plant had been the only Coca-Cola bottler in the Mongolian market.

“I’m delighted to see MCS Coca-Cola continue to exceed all projections in sales volume and profit,” president and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Co. and Odjargal Jambaljamts, Muhtar Kent, said. “By posting an average annual volume growth of nearly 50 percent year on year, the Mongolian business has established itself as one of the strongest performing operations globally.”

Coca-Cola said that it sees great opportunities for growing its Chinese and Mongolian businesses, and in return it will offer jobs and more local business opportunities. Coca-Cola Beverages Co. of China currently has about 30,000 employees, mostly all local citizens, the company has said.

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group invests in Big Red

BY Alaric DeArment

DALLAS Dr Pepper Snapple Group will buy a minority stake in cream soda manufacturer Big Red, Dr Pepper Snapple has announced.

The beverage maker is already the largest product distributor for Big Red, based in Waco, Texas.

The companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition or other terms of the agreement.

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