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Up Close With: C&C Cola

C&C Cola keeps distributors and consumers in mind
March 11, 2013

For brands with a rich history, the challenge often is to find fresh ways to stay relevant to new generations of consumers.


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A bouquet of wine selections

Wine-makers use marketing to simplify consumer choices.
March 11, 2013

“It can be intimidating to walk down that wine aisle,” says Danny Brager, vice president of beverage alcohol for Nielsen, New York. “There are so many items, sometimes it’s difficult to navigate down the aisle because you just see this sea of bottles.”


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Beer encompasses premiumization trend

Brewers tackle volume challenges.
March 11, 2013

The old saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.” It’s not too hard to apply that saying to the U.S. beer market as analysts recognize the role different tiers and segments play in the category’s efforts to bring its case and dollar sales positioning back to pre-recession levels.


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Beam Inc. gives its spirits a dose of flavor innovation

February 11, 2013

When consumers are enjoying a glass of cucumber water after a massage, purchasing a pint of their favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or ordering a cocktail at the bar, they’re typically not thinking about how these everyday decisions could be affecting the spirits they find at retail. 


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Alcohol raises the bar in on-premise channels

February 11, 2013

 Whether it’s the ambiance, celebrity sightings, exclusivity, cocktails or a combination of all of the above that attract consumers to nightclubs, it’s clear that the “cool factor” is a must-have for success.  


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Fair Oaks Farm Brands’ Core Power

Fair Oaks Farm Brands addresses taste, natural trends with Core Power
February 11, 2013

 Chicago-based Fair Oaks Farm Brands Chief Executive Officer Steve Jones knows the importance protein plays in a balanced diet. 


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Coconut water finds a home in the beverage market

February 11, 2013

 In Fred Heatherton’s novelty song, “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” the composer depicts a showman prodding people to play a game involving coconuts in order to make him rich.  


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Manufacturers offer consumers nutritional balance

February 11, 2013

 The old adage, “You are what you eat,” has been more top of mind in recent years as the wealth of health and wellness information inspires consumers to consider their diets. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2012 Food & Health Survey, nearly all Americans say they have given at least a little thought to the healthfulness of their diets, physical activity and the safety of the food they eat and are trying to improve at least one of their eating habits.  


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Bottler of the Year: Pepsi Bottling Ventures

People and partners are building blocks for PBV
January 11, 2013

Being the nation’s largest privately held Pepsi-Cola bottler is no easy feat, but for Raleigh, N.C.-based Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), the dedication of its people and partners is how it’s able to maintain its high standards at the company’s 28 bottling and distribution facilities in North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, Idaho and South Carolina.


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Supermarkets compete for consumer share

Pre-mixed cocktails post strong growth in supermarkets
January 11, 2013

 By offering a wide variety of items such as food, beverages, health products and more, supermarkets have managed to remain relatively stable in terms of store performance during the last year, experts suggest.  


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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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