Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

Calif. Dairies Going Broke Due to Feed, Milk Prices

Across California, the nation's largest dairy state, dozens of dairy operators large and small have filed for bankruptcy in recent months and many teeter on the edge of insolvency. Others have sold their herds or sent them to slaughter and given up on the business. (BloombergBusinessWeek)


Oskar Blues Opens Ohio and Northern Kentucky Markets

Oskar Blues announced a partnership with Stagnaro Distributing (Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky) & Superior Beverage Group (Columbus to Cleveland) to expand their line of canned beer to the burgeoning craft beer scene of Ohio and Northern Kentucky.


Ardagh Produces Unique Bottles for Absolut

Absolut Unique, a daring concept which has challenged the whole team behind the world famous brand and its packaging, including the bottleā€™s manufacturer Ardagh Group, is a limited edition of nearly four million uniquely designed and individually decorated bottles.


Coke's Olympic Effort Delivers New Recycling Record

Coca-Cola will today reveal that it achieved a target to make a quarter of its plastic drink bottles from recycled materials during the Olympic Games, despite drastically overestimating how much waste visitors would discard for recycling at the venues. (BusinessGreen)


Pepsi Using Stevia in Australia

Pepsi is launching a reduced calorie soda in Australia that uses stevia, the first time the beverage maker is using the natural sweetener in its namesake cola. (CBS Money Watch)


Coke, Segway Inventor Team Up On Clean Water Project

Coca-Cola Co plans to deliver and operate water purification systems in rural parts of the developing world, working with the inventor of the Segway transportation device in a project that will also help further Coke's sustainability targets. (Reuters)