News Briefs

September 1, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
News Briefs

Long John Silver's
quick-service seafood chain, based in Louisville, Ky., has selected Pepsi-Cola as its soft drink supplier for more than 500 company-owned restaurants. The companies say they will share “innovation and insights to enhance the success” of the restaurant chain.
Grupo Modelo and Constellation Brands have announced their new joint venture to distribute and market Modelo beers in the United States will be called Crown Imports LLC. The company will carry Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Pacifico and Negra Modelo beers, which are brewed and bottled by the Grupo Modelo Brewery in Mexico, beginning in January 2007.
Pictured left to right: Andy Berk, chief executive officer, Barton Inc.; José María Arreola, Grupo Modelo representative; José Parés, Grupo Modelo vice president, international markets; and Bill Hackett, president, Barton Beers Ltd.
Minute Maid, based in Houston, announced its third price increase in the past year for chilled premium orange juice, effective Oct. 2. Wholesale list prices for Simply Orange Orange Juice and Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice will increase 3 to 6 percent, and promotional pricing will be curtailed into 2007.  The company says the price increases are the result of cost increases in orange fruit solids and concentrate, fuel and energy, and general inflation.
The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis., announced it is expanding distribution to several new markets, including Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia and Tampa/ Jacksonville, Fla. The company has rolled out its new Sunset Wheat beer in the new markets.
National Distributing Co., Atlanta, has been granted exclusive distribution rights to several Constellation brands in three of its markets. The division in Florida now has rights to RH Phillips/Night Harvest, Hogue, Kumala and Toasted Head. In South Carolina, NDC also will distribute RH Phillips/Night Harvest, Hogue and Kumala. In Colorado, the company will represent the Icon Estates group, including Franciscan, Simi, Estancia, Ruffino, Veramonte, Kim Crawford and Inniskillin, as well as Hogue, RH Phillips/Night Harvest and Kumala.
Fuze Beverage products are now available in Canada, according to the Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based company. New distributors include Choice Beverages, Edmonton, Alberta; Richardson Food Group, Nanaimo, British Columbia; Cott Beverages, Lachine, Quebec; Lachine Distributing, Chatham, Ontario; Courtney’s Wholesale Ltd., London, Ontario; The Great Canadian Drink Co., Ottawa; and Allmart Distributing, Toronto. The company initially rolled out its Slenderize, Refresh and green tea lines.
Kendall Jackson will distribute Drinks Americas’ Trump Super Premium Vodka in the United States through its company-owned distribution and distribution partners in 11 states. Drinks Americas created the brand late last year in partnership with Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. This is the first spirits brand represented by Kendall Jackson.
Michael Mondavi has acquired Carnaros Creek Winery in Napa Valley. The location is expected to produce Mondavi’s I’M, Oberon and Hangtime wines as well as the Mahoney Vineyards and Fleur de California brands produced by the winery’s previous owners.
John Conti Coffee Co. has purchased CJ and Associates Coffee in Winchester, Ky., Sputnik’s Coffee in Evansville, Ind., and Williams Food Service’s Coffee Service Division in Louisville, Ky. With the acquisitions, the company also has added five new people to the staff.
Mayorga Coffee Roasters Inc., a specialty coffee roaster, wholesaler and retailer based in Rockville, Md., has added locations at Reagan National and Dulles Airports that are scheduled to open this fall and next spring, respectively.

 Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Beverage Industry.  

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

10/10/13 2:00 pm EDT

Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI April 2014 cover

2014 April

The April 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on moonshine, as well as articles about CSD brands, whiskey, and more. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Beverage Insider eNewsletter

Are you an Insider? Subscribe to Beverage Industry’s weekly e-newsletter to receive news headlines, new product information and magazine highlights.   

Spirits Segments

Which spirits segment will perform the best in 2014?
View Results Poll Archive

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STORE

cleaning-in-place-dairy-foo.gif
Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

More Products

Webinars

Beverage Industry Webinars are an easy, effective and convenient way to get educated and informed on the latest industry trends and topics. All Webinars are FREE unless indicated. For more information, check out our Events page!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook40 twitter    youtubelinked