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Moonshine sales grow triple digits

Unaged corn whiskey finding favor among consumer groups
April 11, 2014

The romanticism of history is what keeps books like “The Great Gatsby” popular with today’s youth, but that same glamorization also is taking shape in the spirits category within the latest emerging segment: moonshine.


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On-premise dollar sales up as consumers trade up

Bars, restaurants turn to creative campaigns to boost consumption occassions
April 11, 2014

Despite a challenging economic year, the on-premise channel still is committed to offering consumers the opportunity to explore the latest alcohol beverage trends.


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Lakefront Brewery gives its craft beers a specialty spin

Craft beer portfolio includes organic, gluten-free beers with local ingredients
April 11, 2014

Although it’s common for siblings to attempt to out-compete each other as children, it’s less likely that it will result in a profitable business venture for them as adults. But for brothers Russ and Jim Klisch, what started out as a case of sibling rivalry over who could homebrew the better beer turned into a successful beer business.


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Whiskeys lead spirits growth

RTD cocktails decline
April 11, 2014

In a hypothetical “Star Wars” scenario, Darth Vader could use the dark side of the Force to telekinetically shatter a glass bottle of vodka from across the room, for instance.


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Majority of US households still drink CSDs, Mintel reports

Infographic reveals who's drinking CSDs, when and why
April 11, 2014

Despite facing a challenging environment in recent years, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) still have a household penetration rate of more than 92 percent, according to Chicago-based Mintel.


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CSD brands respond to health concerns with sweetener research

Category also expands into new formats, usage occassions
April 11, 2014

“It’s no secret that 2013 was a challenging year,” began Larry D. Young, president and chief executive officer of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), in his address during the company’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings call.


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. celebrates 125 years in business

Craft brewer overcomes Prohibition, recessions, and a fire in its more than a century in business
March 10, 2014

Back in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, talking beer stein characters Schultz and Dooley promoted the mellow taste and naturalness of Utica Club lager in TV commercials. At the time, the brand was a strong regional competitor produced in Utica, N.Y., by West End Brewing Co., which is known today as F.X. Matt Brewing Co.


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Domestic beer case sales decline

Super-premium beer segment shows potential
March 10, 2014

The beer category, which includes domestic beer, imported beer, craft beer, hard cider and flavored malt beverages, has mostly remained flat or suffered minimal declines in off-premise accounts in recent years, according to market research firms.


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In Zone Brands rebrands as good2grow

New branding positions juice company to grow into other beverage categories
March 10, 2014

Growing up from its former TummyTickler and BellyWashers kids juice brands, In Zone Brands Inc., Atlanta, combined the sibling brands into one and rebranded them under the universal brand name good2grow. The result is a better-for-you juice brand that incorporates lessons learned from the company’s more than 12 years of experience in the market.


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Wine blends offer craft beverage appeal

Wine consumers trading up to premium red, white wine brands
March 10, 2014

In recent years, the beverage industry has seen craft beers and — even more recently — craft spirits increase in popularity.


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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)

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