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New federal rules will limit the amount of fat, salt, and sugar in school lunches. Vending...

New federal rules will limit the amount of fat, salt, and sugar in school lunches. Vending machines will be limited to 200 calories per item and 12-ounce drinks cannot exceed 60 calories which will cut out many products from soda companies (KO, PEP, DPS).
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  • moniquemonicat
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    yes, perhaps in usa, but here in europe, coca cola is one of the only soft drinks available and the #1 choice, although most people here drink water and not drink nearly as much soda as usa. for example root beer (my favorite) is not even available here. specifically here in Italy. the only soda here are all KO-owned products. i think KO will hop on board for more healthy beverages when the time arises, which may be now and for that i believe KO is a good buy and i plan on buying more.
    27 Jun 2013, 07:57 AM Reply Like
  • moniquemonicat
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    yes, perhaps in usa, but here in europe, coca cola is one of the only soft drinks available and the #1 choice, although most people here drink water and not drink nearly as much soda as usa. for example root beer (my favorite) is not even available here. specifically here in Italy. the only soda here are all KO-owned products. i think KO will hop on board for more healthy beverages when the time arises, which may be now and for that i believe KO is a good buy and i plan on buying more.
    27 Jun 2013, 07:57 AM Reply Like
  • rasti0d
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    Heard somewhere that only five people world-widely are aware on how to make a coca-cola...
    27 Jun 2013, 07:57 AM Reply Like
  • spinrbait
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    ko and pep will make a fortune on this. they will just go to smaller bottles and cans, yet charge the same price. i would be willing to bet, that after a short lag of a couple of weeks or so, ko will sell just as many, if not more. there is nothing like being able to charge more for less, and be able to blame the gov't. lol.
    27 Jun 2013, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    lol spinrbait win/win for the soda co's!
    27 Jun 2013, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • Sunshine123
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    Interesting story, for sure.
    27 Jun 2013, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • justareader
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    I remember back in to 60s the only diet soda was Tab. (yuk!) People were concerned about calories. KO responded with 6oz cans. Did not go over too good. Maybe it is time for history to repeat its self? In the cookie business they make cookies smaller so people would eat more. Strange calorie control.
    27 Jun 2013, 09:09 AM Reply Like
  • exportman1
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    Putting aside the nanny state aspects of govt laws and intrusion, companies like PEP have already figured it out. A new product by PEP is called Pepsi Next which has 60 calories and does not taste like a diet drink. They knew what was coming and did something positive about it. Good management reacts quickly and efficiently. Long both KO and PEP.
    27 Jun 2013, 09:47 AM Reply Like
  • ogima
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    In Argentina there is no regulation regarding public opinion calories but requires that control and limit such see copying USA.
    27 Jun 2013, 12:19 PM Reply Like
  • EAPOE
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    I first started drinking Coke when it came in 6 oz. bottles. I still drink it, and I own KO stock. Long live Coca Cola!
    27 Jun 2013, 03:00 PM Reply Like
  • EAPOE
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    I first started drinking Coke when it was sold in 6 oz. greenish glass bottles. At about the same time, Pepsi came out with a 12 oz. bottle and a jingle - "Pepsi Cola hits the spot. Twelve full ounces that's a lot. Twice as much for a nickel, too. Pepsi Cola is the drink for you". I still prefer Coke and I still own KO stock. Long live Coca Cola!
    27 Jun 2013, 03:01 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Drink water. Oh wait, (KO) owns Dasani and Glaceau which owns the SmartWater, Vitamin Water, and Vitamin Water Zero
    27 Jun 2013, 07:28 PM Reply Like
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