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Sonoma Cider appoints 2 VPs of sales

Hard cider company also adds 2 California distributors

Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Calif., added two new members to its sales team. James Williams was appointed senior vice president of sales overseeing six sales team members, and Ken Komar was named vice president of sales for the company’s Central territory, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.


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Chivas Regal launches Chivas Regal Extra

New Scotch whisky represents brand’s first new luxury blend since 2007

Chivas Regal, an import brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, introduced Chivas Regal Extra, the brand’s first new global expression since 2007. Crafted to complement the brand’s collection of premium blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas Regal Extra is a rich-tasting whisky blended for consumers seeking more from their drinking experiences, the brand says.


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Holiday shopping study reveals how reviews can help retailers

Forbes Consulting finds source of study matters for consumers

Forbes Consulting Group, Lexington, Mass., announced that holiday shoppers who read online reviews, and generally feel they were useful, are more likely to feel fulfilled about their overall purchase.


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Heaven Hill unveils new corporate name, logo

Changes come as spirits company approaches 80th anniversary

Just before its 80th anniversary, the former Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. unveiled a new corporate name, Heaven Hill Brands, and a new logo that captures the Bardstown, Ky.-based company’s evolution from a leader in American whiskey production to the nation’s sixth-largest distilled spirits supplier, it says.


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Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Co. expands

Coca-Cola bottler announces $35 million investment

Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Co., a division of Birmingham, Ala.-based Coca-Cola Bottling United, announced a $35 million investment in the Montgomery, Ala., area that will improve distribution, create jobs and help the local community.

 


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Brewers Association releases 2014 craft beer review

IPAs top craft beer style for 2014

As the year draws to a close, the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., released its review of the 2014 craft beer market.


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How to maximize your holiday merchandising

Wirtz Beverage Group executive details tips for a successful holiday merchandise display

It’s that time of year where homes and businesses get in the holiday spirit with decorations, festive music and tasty treats. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is no stranger to this holiday inspiration including limited-edition products and packaging. However, adding these seasonal items to a retailer’s merchandising plans adds a special consideration during this time of year.


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New Belgium Brewing Co. adds .beer website domains

Minds + Machines Pioneer Program enables craft brewer to create targeted online presence

Fort Collins, Colo.-based craft brewer New Belgium Brewing Co. joined the Minds + Machines Pioneer Program for .beer URLs. New Belgium will be one of the first breweries to use and promote the .beer domains, which include newbelgium.beer, nbb.beer, sour.beer, find.beer and more.


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Coca-Cola Consolidated announces agreement with Coca-Cola

Bottler will add Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., to territories

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced it has signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., territories, which currently are served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. (CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.


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SodaStream reports positive test results for Pepsi HomeMade

Flavor caps offer exclusive Sierra Mist HomeMade Peach variety

In the midst of the test launch of its new Pepsi HomeMade line in Florida markets, SodaStream USA, Mt. Laurel, N.J., reports that consumer responses for the trial products have thus far been positive.


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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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