This September, White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Tecate Light is extending its Born Bold program to capitalize on Mexican Independence Day celebrations, the company says. By tapping into Mexican-American duality, Tecate Light is encouraging bi-cultural LDA+ consumers to celebrate the authentic Mexican holiday with its beer, it says. The Born Bold program is supported with national TV spots, digital and social media, and Independence Day focused bilingual messaging on point-of-sales (POS) and displays, the company adds,
Small-business owners have opportunity to win $10,000
July 7, 2015
To continue to expand its coaching and mentoring program to small businesses across the country, Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream announced a partnership with Entrepreneur Media to host the second annual Pitch Room Wild Card Competition. The virtual competition will be hosted on www.entrepreneur.com and allows small-business owners to submit a product sales pitch for a chance to participate in the in-person final round and pitch to a panel of expert judges and retail buyers, the company says.
Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. These investments will support growth of its brands and reinforce the beer company's commitment to the U.S. communities where it operates through local spending and jobs, the company says. The beer company plans to spend an estimated $850 million on brewery- and packaging-expansion projects, $220 million on product innovation initiatives, and $720 million in sustaining and increasing efficiency of its existing footprint, it adds.
Alexandria, Va.-based National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced the return of the Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show. The contest is intended to highlight some of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, including truck drivers, inventory specialists, graphic artists, sales representatives, warehouse workers and receptionists, the association says.
As beer consumers have been looking to trade up and explore new flavors, the imported beer segment has been enjoying growth. In fact, the imported beer segment grew about 8.4 percent in dollar sales in the 52 weeks ending Dec. 28, 2014, in channels measured by Chicago-based Information Resources Inc.
Constellation Brands Inc., Chicago, announced that internationally-renowned soccer players Clint Dempsey and Miguel Layún will serve as brand ambassadors for Modelo Especial, a pilsner-style lager brewed for 90 years in Mexico. The brand, which recently became the second most imported beer in the United States, has partnered with Dempsey and Layún as part of its summer marketing campaign, which began this month and centers around the sport of soccer.
Brand expands through Summer Best Tasting Light campaign
June 3, 2015
Heineken Light, a brand of Heineken USA, New York, N.Y., announced that this summer, the brand’s Best Tasting Light 360 degree program will inspire LDA+ shoppers to set a new standard for their summer gatherings by choosing Heineken Light as their go-to light beer, the company says. National TV, digital and web activations, social support and retail and on-premise activation will help shift the light beer conversation back where it belongs – taste – to drive trial and incremental sales of superior tasting, higher margin Heineken Light, it says.