Spirits and wine company renews, expands distribution contracts, effective July 1
April 23, 2014
Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the renewal of its partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), Houston, and the expansion of its relationship with Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., both effective July 1.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.
Association highlights environmental initiatives of non-alcohol beverage industry
April 22, 2014
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., highlighted the environmental initiatives of the U.S. non-alcohol beverage industry that it supports.
Portland, Ore.-based Boyd Coffee Co. is launching a new generation of single-serve coffees for single-cup coffee brewers. The new Boyd’s Coffee cups' soft mesh filters use less packaging than the traditional rigid-side cups and also enable coffee drinkers to smell the coffees’ fresh-roasted aromas, the company says.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported worldwide volume growth of 2 percent as well as volume and value share gains for its non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages portfolio during the first quarter of 2014.
Sweet’arita, Sparkling Margarita ready-to-drink cocktails available this month
April 15, 2014
Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc.’s Skinnygirl Cocktails brand introduced two new low-calorie, ready-to-serve additions to the Margarita category: Skinnygirl Sweet’arita and Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita.
Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., released nationwide the newest addition to its flavored rum family: Bacardi Mango Fusion. The new flavored rum fuses mango and orange flavors and can be consumed as a shot or mixed with fruit juices, lemon-lime soda, or sweet-and-sour mix as a cocktail, the company says.