As beer consumers have been looking to trade up and explore new flavors, the imported beer segment has been enjoying growth. In fact, the imported beer segment grew about 8.4 percent in dollar sales in the 52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014, in channels measured by Chicago-based Information Resources Inc.
Constellation Brands Inc., Chicago, announced that internationally-renowned soccer players Clint Dempsey and Miguel Layún will serve as brand ambassadors for Modelo Especial, a pilsner-style lager brewed for 90 years in Mexico. The brand, which recently became the second most imported beer in the United States, has partnered with Dempsey and Layún as part of its summer marketing campaign, which began this month and centers around the sport of soccer.
Brand expands through Summer Best Tasting Light campaign
June 3, 2015
Heineken Light, a brand of Heineken USA, New York, N.Y., announced that this summer, the brand’s Best Tasting Light 360 degree program will inspire LDA+ shoppers to set a new standard for their summer gatherings by choosing Heineken Light as their go-to light beer, the company says. National TV, digital and web activations, social support and retail and on-premise activation will help shift the light beer conversation back where it belongs – taste – to drive trial and incremental sales of superior tasting, higher margin Heineken Light, it says.
Sparkling, flavored water returns with fan-based campaign
May 29, 2015
Vancouver, Canada-based Clearly Canadian announced it is officially making its return to household fridges and coolers everywhere this summer thanks to the resounding support from its fans, the company says. With over 30,000 cases already pre-sold on the ClearlyCanadian.com, the flagship Canadian beverage brand recently announced the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, which will enable even more fans to get in on the action, support production and pick up a case or two, it says.
‘Bacardi Untameable Since 1862’ global campaign unites product portfolio
November 19, 2013
Honoring its 150-year legacy, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited announced the launch of its new “Bacardi Untameable Since 1862” global marketing campaign, which tells the stories behind Bacardi rum and its origins in Cuba and inspires consumers to embrace life and live boldly to showcase their own “Irrepressible Spirit.”
Available through the Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, a joint venture between Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo and London-based Unilever, Lipton iced tea launched a summer campaign called “Feel the Taste,” which began Memorial Day weekend.
After announcing the launch of a Half Lemonade & Half Iced Tea flavored drink mix, Country Time is turning to its fans to help nickname its latest variety. A select group of celebrity Country Time fans will offer up their own name suggestions for the new half-and-half drink. Consumers can then choose their favorite or make their own suggestions via the Country Time Facebook page.
The January 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Bottler of the Year, as well as articles about juice smoothies, RTD cold-brew coffee, and supermarket growth. Check it out today!