Channel Strategies

Cinemark to offer Honest Kids juice drinks

Partnership will feature organic offerings at Cinemark theaters nationwide

Cinemark Holdings Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that its chain of theaters now offer Honest Kids organic juice drinks. Starting immediately, the beverages are available in all of the company’s 334 cinemas nationwide. Honest Kids organic beverages are available for sale individually as well as in Cinemark’s Movie Snack Packs.


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Foodservice operators promote premium beverage options for increased margins

Fountain dispenser innovations bring excitement to channel

Whether overcoming residuals from the economic recession or more immediate factors, the foodservice channel has faced its share of challenges in recent years.


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Argo Tea releases new unsweetened iced tea line

New products celebrate summer, National Iced Tea Month and iced tea’s 110th birthday

Chicago-based Argo Tea is celebrating the start of summer, National Iced Tea Month and the 110th birthday of iced tea in America with a new unsweetened iced tea line that includes Hibiscus Apple herbal tea, Green Tea Strawberry, and Ginger Peach black tea.


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New vending technology makes channel a destination

Micro markets emerge as vending channel offshoot

Last spring in Lahore, Pakistan, and New Delhi, India, Coca-Cola vending machines connected consumers in the two communities separated by 325 miles and decades of political tension.


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Study reveals changes in grocery store shoppers

Consumers more frequently shopping at multiple stores

Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., released its annual “U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends” study in collaboration with the Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash.


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Report offers tips for future success for grocery retailers

PwC survey calls out new consumer needs when grocery shopping

PwC, New York, released a new experience radar report titled “Front of the Line: How grocers can get ahead for the future.”


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PepsiCo launches customizable fountain machines

Pepsi Spire offers more than 1,000 beverage variations

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. launched a new portfolio of Pepsi Spire fountain beverage dispensers that allow consumers to craft more than 1,000 customized beverages with the touch of a button.


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Discount retailers expand consumables strategy to entice repeat purchases

Channel beverage sales grow 8 percent

Although discount retailers offer a wide variety of products for one-stop shopping at an affordable price, it’s their consumables selections that having been boosting sales, albeit indirectly.


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On-premise dollar sales up as consumers trade up

Bars, restaurants turn to creative campaigns to boost consumption occassions

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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E-commerce gaining share of consumer packaged goods sales

Online grocery sales hit $6.5 billion in 2013

If Cyber Monday statistics are any indication of the future for the overall online sales market, it could be a bright future for the online community.


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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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