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.
Manufacturers urge Congress to pass legislation to grow industry, jobs
August 7, 2013
Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Chris Collins, R-N.Y., introduced the bipartisan Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The act would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages to allow hard cider-makers increased flexibility in their final products without potentially facing increased tax liability.