Beam Inc., Deerfield, Ill., announced a definitive agreement with White Rock Distilleries, Lewiston, Maine, to acquire Pinnacle Vodka, Calico Jack rum and other related assets for $605 million in cash. Pinnacle Vodka’s 2012 volumes are expected to exceed 3 million 9-liter cases and will significantly enhance Beam’s presence in the growing vodka category, the company said.
Skinnygirl Cocktails, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc., announced new additions to its line of low-calorie cocktails that will be available in May. Joining Skinnygirl Margarita, Sangria and White Cranberry Cosmo, the brand introduced Skinnygirl Pina Colada, Skinnygirl Vodka with Natural Flavors and Skinnygirl, The Wine Collection.
Beam Inc., Deerfield, Ill., donated 2,000 meals to military service members and their families through its annual “Holiday Meals for Military Families” program. In partnership with Operation Homefront and nearly 50 business partners, Beam visited six active military bases across the Midwest and Northeast, which is double the number of donated meals from last year, the company said.
Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., Deerfield, Ill., has announced its new corporate branding in anticipation of becoming an independent publicly traded spirits company, to be renamed Beam Inc., in the early fourth quarter.
Spirits company boosted by category trends, new products. Last year, Beam Global Spirits and Wine Inc., Deerfield, Ill., set out to become the world’s fastest growing spirits company, says Bill Newlands, president of North America for the Fortune Brands-owned company. Find out how they set out to achieve this goal.
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