Articles Tagged with ''foodservice''

Teavana launches Winterberry Green Tea Blend

New beverage release in conjunction with green tea tasting experience

In celebration of National Hot Tea Month, Starbucks Coffee Co. brand Teavana released its newest handcrafted variety: Winterberry Green Tea Blend. Available in all Teavana stores, Winterberry is a blend of green tea infused with hints of strawberry and citrus, the Seattle-based company says.


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Farmer Bros. Co. to acquire Rae' Launo's DSD and in-room distribution business

Acquisition increases Farmer Bros.’ presence in Southeastern U.S., hospitality sector

Torrance, Calif.-based Farmer Bros. Co. announced a definitive agreement to acquire from Tampa, Fla.-based Rae' Launo Corp. (RLC) assets relating to RLC's direct-store delivery (DSD) business that primarily serves convenience stores in the Southeast and its in-room distributor channel that primarily serves the hospitality industry.


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Sonic debuts line of hand-crafted sodas

Foodservice chain to offer made-to-order soft drinks layered with real fruit and fruit flavors

Sonic Drive-In, Oklahoma City, Okla., introduced new Sonic Splash Hand-Crafted Sodas that offer customers a lighter artisanal beverage option, the company says. Sonic Splash sodas are made to order to guests’ taste specifications, starting with sparkling filtered water and infused with a selection of real fruit or fruit flavors.


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Beverages increasingly drive restaurant visits, Technomic finds

Nearly half of consumers seek greater beverage variety in full-service restaurants

Approximately one-fifth (21 percent) of consumers today say that beverages play a very important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals, according to Technomic Inc., Chicago.


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Dunkin’ Donuts enters the West Coast

Company to introduce Rainforest Alliance Certified Dark Roast coffee

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Canton, Mass., announced that its Dunkin’ Donuts cafes are expanding into the West Coast, beginning with two locations in Modesto and Santa Monica, Calif.


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Dunkin’ Donuts releases new, returning fall coffees

Foodservice restaurant also launches “PumpeDD for Pumpkin” Twitter sweepstakes

In anticipation of the fall season, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. released its new and returning seasonal coffee drinks.


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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches its largest ad campaign to-date

Summer campaign urges consumers to “Keep Cool and Summer On” with iced drinks

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a privately held specialty retailer based in Los Angeles, kicked off the largest advertising campaign in its 51-year history.


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Cinemark to offer Honest Kids juice drinks

Partnership will feature organic offerings at Cinemark theaters nationwide

Cinemark Holdings Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that its chain of theaters now offer Honest Kids organic juice drinks. Starting immediately, the beverages are available in all of the company’s 334 cinemas nationwide. Honest Kids organic beverages are available for sale individually as well as in Cinemark’s Movie Snack Packs.


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PepsiCo Americas Beverages pushes forward with innovations

New beverages, fountain systems designed with customers, consumers in mind

Among the iconic, long-standing TV programs that Americans tune in to, one factor can be vital to their longevity: evolution. In “The Simpsons,” Lisa goes from always wanting a pony as a pet to being a vegetarian and a mini-activist, whereas Walter White went from being a desperate chemistry teacher to a drug lord in “Breaking Bad.”


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Foodservice operators promote premium beverage options for increased margins

Fountain dispenser innovations bring excitement to channel

Whether overcoming residuals from the economic recession or more immediate factors, the foodservice channel has faced its share of challenges in recent years.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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