Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., Miami, announced that Phoenix Wine & Spirits, Salt Lake City, joined its Southern Wine & Spirits of Utah (SWS-Utah) division. The combined entity, which will operate under the SWS-Utah name, will be the largest wine broker in the state, according to the company.
Eight winners received VIP concert passes, meet-and-greet with the pop star
August 19, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand released a super fan video featuring the eight winners of its “Dance for a Chance” contest. The winners worked with pop star Beyoncé’s choreographer, Chris Grant, to create a unique video of them dancing to her hit song “Grown Woman.”
Millions of baby boomers in the United States are determined to stay active as they get older and are looking for new products including beverages to help them do so, according to consumer research by Fonterra Nutrition, carried out by TNS.
Consumer interest growing in mixers used in cocktails at restaurants and bars
August 14, 2013
Following the growth trend in spirits and the rise of cocktail culture, mixers used in the preparation of cocktails and mixed drinks in restaurants and bars are on a solid growth trajectory, according to the “On-Premise Bar Mixer Marketplace” report by Chicago-based Technomic.
At-home brewing option available in 12- and 14-packs
August 13, 2013
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, Dublin, Ohio, is adding single-serve coffee cups to its portfolio. The at-home brewing option is compatible for use in Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ (GMCR) Keurig single-cup brewers, the company says. The single-serve coffee cups are not licensed and do not have an affiliation with GMCR, it adds.
International Wine Services to market Oliver & Greg’s, other on-trade wines
August 12, 2013
Dublin-based C&C Group launched its International Wine Services (IWS) trading division to manage and market its newly acquired on-trade wine portfolio that includes the Oliver & Greg's brand, which it acquired earlier this year.