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Coca-Cola’s Smartwater has been on grocery store shelves for about 25 years, and now, a brand-new subline of premium flavored waters for the brand, called Smartwater+, will be available starting on March 1.

The Smartwater family already has cucumber lime, pineapple kiwi, strawberry blackberry, and watermelon mint flavors. But next week, the Smartwater+ line will introduce three new enhanced flavors featuring ingredients like electrolytes meant to promote hydration and wellness. smartwater+ clarity has ginseng and green tea extracts and helps with mental focus, smartwater+ tranquility has ashwagandha and tangerine extracts that help calm you, and smartwater+ renew features dandelion and

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The Whitestown Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider a proposal to tack a 1% tax on food and beverage purchases to help fund projects that improve local infrastructure and quality of life.

In 2019, Whitestown was one of several suburban communities that received state approval to implement a 1% food and beverage tax. The town didn’t immediately impose that tax, but the council now will consider collecting the money to help pay for services, capital improvements, amenities and economic development projects.

In 2019, it was estimated Whitestown could generate $233,800 in 2021 by enacting the

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‘This Is Some Crazy Nightmare’: Mom Recounts Last Moments With Her 3 Kids Who Died in Texas Power Outage

Courtesy of Jackie NguyenLast Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was grateful to still have power at her Texas home.Her kids—Colette, 5, Edison, 8, and Olivia, 11—played in the snow that morning before coming inside for hot chocolate and leftover food from Lunar New Year celebrations. For hours, they played Bananagrams and other board games.Their grandma, Loan Le, joined them. The 75-year-old, who’d lost heat at her own residence amid the state’s power failures, braved icy roads to take shelter

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Energy drinks that contain large amounts of caffeine and other ingredients designed to put some “pep in your step” may also be giving your heart a jolt, too—but not in a good way.

New research set to publish next month in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology found that heart cells exposed to some energy drinks had adverse reactions, including speeding up heart rate and negatively affecting cardiac function. Looking at 17 widely available brands, researchers used samples of the heart cells, called cardiomyocytes, and treated them with each drink to observe differences in how the cells reacted. (Related:

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The Coca-Cola Company has begun the process of acquiring a controlling stake in sports drink brand BodyArmor.

A spokesperson for Coca-Cola confirmed that the company has notified U.S. antitrust regulators of its plans, which was first reported by Beverage Digest. Further details on the timing and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We can confirm that The Coca-Cola Company has filed a pre-acquisition notification with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) relating to its intent to acquire a controlling interest in BodyArmor,” Coke said in a statement shared with BevNET. “In 2018, Coca-Cola became a shareholder in BodyArmor, in

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  • Coca-Cola is taking a majority stake in sports beverage brand BodyArmor.
  • It marks the soda giant’s first acquisition since it cut brands and laid off employees last year.
  • The sports drink market is lucrative for Coke, and BodyArmor is a chance for it to challenge PepsiCo’s Gatorade.
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Coca-Cola is upping its sports drink game.

The beverage giant said Friday that it would raise its stake in BodyArmor to majority ownership from a minority position. That makes the brand Coke’s first acquisition since cuts last year, including a decision to cast off

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