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Week of Mon, Jul 5th, 2010

Cott acquires private label juice maker

Cott Corp., the largest manufacturer of private label soft drinks, has agreed to acquire privately held Cliffstar Corp., the leading store brand maker of shelf-stable juices, for $500 million in cash payable at closing plus a $14 million deferred payout to be made over three years.

Lake Consumer acquires Consumer Choice Systems

Lake Consumer Products Inc., a subsidiary of Wisconsin Pharmacal Co., has purchased substantially all of the assets of Consumer Choice Systems Inc., based in Napa, Calif.

The latest from American Greetings

American Greetings Corp. has introduced two new and distinctive card collections. Tasties is a line of birthday cards that contains a dissolvable flavor strip sealed inside the card.

P&G completes Ambi Pur purchase

Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has completed its acquisition of the Ambi Pur brand from Sara Lee Corp. for 320 million euros ($403.8 million).

Sprite teams with LeBron James in bowling challenge

Coca-Cola Co. is promoting its Sprite brand by launching a special bowling challenge in which four grand prize winners will be given the chance to compete this fall against NBA All-Star LeBron James, who is also an avid bowler.