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Coke gets an energy jolt from Monster, and vice versa

Aug 15, 2014
Coke is acquiring a 17 percent stake in Monster Beverage for over $2 billion.

FDA investigating 5-hour Energy drink

Nov 15, 2012
Energy drinks are boosting sleepy beverage sales, even as the FDA investigates both Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy.

Should caffeine levels in energy drinks be regulated?

Oct 25, 2012
The FDA already regulates how much caffeine can be added to soft drinks. New reports of five deaths of people who drank Monster energy drinks raises concern in the industry of FDA regulation.

Energy drink companies draw criticism

Aug 28, 2012
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports high-caffeine energy drinks are the latest target for investigators in New York. The state’s attorney general has issued subpoenas to Monster Beverage, Pepsi — which makes AMP — and Living Essentials, which makes those little 5-Hour Energy shots. All three companies declined to comment on the story. Americans […]

Energy drinks a fast-growing beverage sector

May 1, 2012
So-called 'energy drinks' are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the drinks business. And now the Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola toyed with spending $14 billion for one brand -- Monster Energy. Coke denies any deal.