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The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced management and organizational changes related to Coca-Cola Americas in order to accelerate growth. Following the reorganization of the company’s operating structure last year, The Coca-Cola Co. is taking further action to streamline its focus and expedite its refranchising to independent bottling partners.
As consumers rush to finish their holiday shopping, they say they will rely more on convenience stores for beverages and snacks, stocking stuffers, party items and cash from ATMs, according to a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.
In celebration of National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released an infographic detailing historical facts compiled by its brewers as well as survey results compiled by Wakefield Research, Arlington, Va.
Tapping into some of the latest consumer trends toward natural, infused products, Skyy Vodka added two new flavors to its line of Infusions flavored vodkas.
This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to the popular beer style — and with good reason. A new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research found that many adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, despite the ever-increasing interest in different styles of beers and brewing.
To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the event’s official beer sponsor, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand, partnered with performance painter David Garibaldi to create a commemorative, one-of-a-kind work of art.
In order to help give back to the communities in which it operates, Swire Coca-Cola USA, Draper, Utah, partnered with several organizations to aid in the safe return of water to the areas.
Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky., reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal-year 2014, which ended Oct. 31. In the second quarter, the company’s reported net sales grew by 6 percent to nearly $1.1 billion and reported operating income grew 19 percent to $311 million compared with the prior-year period. For the first six months of the year, reported net sales increased 4 percent and reported operating income increased 9 percent.
Known for its ready-to-drink line of Teas’ Tea beverages, Ito En North America Inc. has entered the coffee segment with its new ready-to-drink Jay Street Coffees.
Premium adult beverages are providing momentum to the on-premise channel, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report. Although the channel is slowing overall as consumers control their spending, higher-priced spirits and beers are growing in restaurants and bars, Technomic reports. In 2012, the on-premise channel grew in 0.7 percent in total volume to reach 1.9 billion gallons, and sales rose 3.5 percent to $97.3 billion, it reports. However, Technomic projects there will be slight declines in volume but continued dollar growth in 2013 and 2014.
Hendrick’s Gin invites consumers to experience the world inside its bottle. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
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