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Big Red Honored as ‘Texas Treasure’ with Award at State Capitol

The distinction from the Texas Historical Commission honors businesses that have been in existence for more than 50 years. Created in 2005, the Texas Treasure Business program recognizes well-established Texas companies and their exceptional historical contributions to the state’s economic growth and prosperity. Big Red, Inc. joins 35 other Texas businesses who share this recognition.


In N.A.A.C.P., Industry Gets Ally Against Soda Ban

As the American soft-drink industry argued its case in court on Wednesday against Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s restrictions on sugary drink sizes, a prominent local group stood by its side: the New York chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. (NY Times)


Coke Honored For Global Women's Initiative

Initiatives from The Coca-Cola Company, Alcoa Inc., and Unilever are the recipients of the 2013 Catalyst Award, the prestigious annual award honoring exceptional initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business.


Activate Drinks Rolls Out to NY Retailers

Activate, the nutrient-enhanced line of water beverages, and creators of the fresh twist cap technology, which stores vitamins separately from the water, today announced their 2013 distribution roll out to leading New York City retailers, including Food Emporium and Fairway later this month.