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MINT countries offer growth opportunities for beverages

Canadean offers forecasts for 2014, long-term performance in emerging markets
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Canadean’s latest update of its global beverage forecasts to 2019 strongly underlines the role of the emerging market country groupings.


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Moonshine sales grow triple digits

Unaged corn whiskey finding favor among consumer groups
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Jessica Jacobsen
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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“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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Stephanie Cernivec
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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
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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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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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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