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, Minneapolis, has acquired Dow Jones Chemical Co.’s interest in Cargill Dow LLC, the joint venture formed in 1997 to commercialize polylactic acid biopolymers, a polymer derrived from natual plant sugars. Product lines include NatureWorks PLA and Ingeo fibers.
International Dispensing Corp., Hanover, Md., a developer and manufacturer of dispensing solutions has formed International Dispensing China as a result of an alliance between International Dispensing and Sino Link, based in Hong Kong. The agreement includes ventures in plastic, agriculture, metal distribution and textiles throughout China.
Hammer Lithograph, Rochester, N.Y., has received the Merit Award for management excellence in the National Association for Printing Leadership’s 2004 Management Plus Awards program. Hammer was chosen for its financial record, emphasis on employee participation in management, and quality printing.
Alcoa Closure Systems International, Indianapolis, has launched VinTegra, a new closure system for wine bottles as an alternative to corks and synthetic stoppers. The closures look like decorative decanter stoppers and are recyclable.
Ryder System Inc., Miami, has received a 2004 Golden Link Award for outstanding service as a top supplier of Lucent Technologies’ Supply Chain Networks organization. The Golden Link Award acknowledges suppliers who provide superior service in key areas, including delivery, technology, value, quality and overall relationship.

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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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