The

food & beverage

industry closed the day up 0.9%.

AgFeed Industries Inc

(

FEED

),

Coffee Holding Company Inc

(

JVA

),

Agria Corporation

(

GRO

), and

Leading Brands Inc

(

LBIX

) were all decliners today within the food & beverage industry with

Central European Distribution

(

CEDC

) being today's featured food & beverage loser. Central European Distribution fell 9 cents (-1.4%) to $6.43 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Central European Distribution exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares.

Central European Distribution Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and distributes alcoholic beverages in Poland, Hungary, and the Russian Federation. Central European Distribution has a market cap of $524.4 million and is part of the

consumer goods

sector. Shares are down 71.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Central European Distribution as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Tianli Agritech Inc

(

OINK

),

Teavana Holdings Inc

(

TEA

),

Craft Brewers Alliance Inc

(

HOOK

), and

Primo Water Corporation

(

PRMW

) were all gainers within the food & beverage industry with

Coca-Cola

(

KO

) being today's featured food & beverage industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the food & beverage industry could consider

PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage

(

PBJ

) while those bearish on the food & beverage industry could consider

PowerShares DB Agriculture Sht ETN

(

ADZ

).

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