The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, Wis., has added new markets for its Sunset Wheat
brand, including the Gulf Coast (Mobile, Ala.; Pensacola, Fla., and
Mississippi); New Hampshire; Vermont; Virginia (Richmond and Norfolk); and
Colorado. The company says it also has increased its presence in areas such
as Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Detroit and other
parts of Michigan; Iowa; Nebraska; Illinois, Northern Indiana and
The Rainforest Alliance, an
international conservation organization, has teamed up with Nespresso, the
espresso manufacturing branch of Nestlé, to promote environmental sustainability and social
responsibility on the farms that produce coffee for Nespresso’s
gourmet espresso capsules. Using funding from the International Financial
Corp., Nestlé will evaluate more than 4,500 plantations from which
it sources coffee.
The U.S. Congress granted Vietnam Permanent Normal
Trade Relations status, a step that ensures U.S. companies will benefit
from its accession to the World Trade Organization on Jan. 1, announced the
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Vietnam's WTO
membership will pave the way for increased U.S.
distilled spirits exports to Vietnam through tariff reductions and excise
tax reform, it says. Spirits companies will be able to engage in wholesale
and retail business three years after Vietnam joins the WTO.
Jamba Juice stock soon will
be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company announced plans to
merge with Services Acquisition Corp.
International and to have its shares
listed by the end of November.
Rudy Beverage announced a deal with sales and marketing company Hynes, a
unit of Global Beverage Solutions, to market its sports drink, Rudy Revolution, and
children’s beverage Rudy! Rudy! Flying Colors. Hynes specializes
in health products and operates in the Midwest, Southwest,
Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and New England states.