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This month, Blue Moon Brewing Co., part of Chicago-based MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake Beer Co., is introducing Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata Ale.
Kraft Foods Group Inc., Northfield, Ill., reported a 0.7 percent increase in net revenue to $4.7 billion for the second quarter of 2014, which ended June 28, compared with the prior-year period.
The Boston Beer Co. Inc., Boston, reported a net revenue increase of 28 percent to $231.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $50.3 million from the prior-year period.
Inventure Foods Inc., Phoenix, a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands under a variety of company-owned and licensed brand names, announced a consumer-facing campaign to invite fans to vote for the next Jamba At Home smoothie recipe. The Jamba brand is owned by Jamba Juice Co., Emeryville Calif.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the Reston, Va.-based owner and producer of the Pack Expo family of tradeshows, announced that the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), Dallas, will endorse and staff The Beverage Cooler Lounge at Pack Expo International 2014, which will take place Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
This summer, Mello Yello, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is partnering with History’s “American Pickers” TV show in its hunt for handpicked antiques and collectibles and encouraging amateur pickers across the nation to share their own finds.
New research from Chicago-based Mintel suggests that while craft beer drinkers might enjoy the big, bold flavors of their favorite artisanal brews, they also place a premium on what the beer says about them. For the 25-34 age group, which represents the segment's heaviest consumers, 70 percent say that the brand of beer says a lot about a person, and 66 percent say the style does the same. This strong sense of self has manifested itself in record sales for the craft beer industry, as Mintel estimates sales of craft beer — including craft-style offerings — will reach $20 billion in 2014, more than doubling sales of five years ago.
As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group’s “2014 Liquor Handbook.” The Norwalk, Conn.-based company reports that this premiumization trend means that consumers are drinking less but drinking “better,” which resulted in slower case sales growth of 2.2 percent, reaching 210 million 9-liter cases in 2013.
New York-based TY KU Sake & Spirits created a new importing and marketing group, Davos Brands, under the direction of Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Svedka Vodka Guillaume Cuvelier, who will serve as the new company’s vice chairman.
Lassonde Industries Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of fruit juices and juice drinks based in Rougemont, Quebec, completed its previously announced acquisition of Apple & Eve LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., for a total cash consideration of $147.9 million.
Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.
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