Potencia Energy has added
new distribution partners, including Virginia
Beach Beverages; Dixie
Distributors in North Carolina; Dr Pepper-RC Bottling of West
Jefferson, N.C.; Promesa Distribution in North Carolina; Garden State
Beverages in New Jersey; Dichello Distributors and Hartford Distributors in
Connecticut; and 3G Distribution Omaha, Neb.
The Glass Packaging Institute, Washington, D.C., announced a call for nominations for the 2008
Clear Choice Awards, which recognizes glass packaging’s image,
marketability, sustainability and success in food, beverage and cosmetic
products. An E-Call for Entries form can be found on the
association’s Web site, gpi.org. Winners will be announced in May at
the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Show 2008 in Las Vegas.
Burn Energy Drink has
signed Folsom Distributing to cover the greater St. Louis market. The company says the
move will open more accounts, including area QuikTrip stores.
Folsom’s territory for the product encompasses the greater St. Louis
area west to Columbia, Mo.
Cott Corp., Toronto, has
partnered with New Age Beverage to produce and distribute Xingtea green tea in the
United States. Cott plans to take Xingtea national via a new hybrid direct
store delivery (DSD) system serving both up and down the street and
Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Deerfield, Ill., has sold the U.S. distribution rights for The
Dalmore Scotch Whisky to UB Group for $58 million. “...The U.S. distribution
rights for The Dalmore offered limited upside for us due to supply
agreements that would have constrained our long-term supply,” said
Tom Flocco, president and chief executive officer of Beam Global, in a
Thomas Kemper Soda Co.,
Portland, Ore., has entered into a new distribution agreement with Coast Beverage Group of Orange,
Calif., for distribution in the greater Los Angeles area. Coast Beverage
Group services Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino counties.