FYI: Brand New Day

• Snapple is losing the high-fructose corn syrup and getting a sleek new makeover. [City Room/New York Times]

• For the first time since at least 1959, beer sales have been negatively effected by the economic climate. [FiveThirtyEight]

• Food bank demand rose 30% in 2008, and pantries are scrambling to keep up with the newly poor. [New York Times]

• The Council of Fashion Designers of America will release a cookbook this fall featuring recipes from a hundred designers. [Women's Wear Daily]

• Nespresso, Nestlé's premium coffee pod line, is the company's fastest-growing brand. [New York Times]

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