Vintage red and white wines included in Bordeaux collection
October 24, 2013
Denver-based PL360 Beverage Partners imported a new line of wines inspired by the PBS series “Downton Abbey” into the United States. Launching Nov. 1, New York-based Wines That Rock's Downton Abbey Wine Collection features two blends from the Bordeaux region of France: a Blanc white wine and a Claret red wine.
Drinktec 2013, which took place Sept. 16-20 in Munich, attracted 66,886 visitors from 183 countries, representing a 14 percent increase in attendance compared with drinktec 2009. Of these visitors, 62 percent traveled from countries outside of Germany, with 16 percent of the total visitors traveling from the United States.
Limited offering features balance of sweet fruits and creaminess with a light smoke, company says
October 22, 2013
Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, a division of Diageo plc, announced the U.S. release of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve. Previously only available in select global markets, the limited offering introduces a new step in the Johnnie Walker flavor journey, and its special bottling provides an unexpected yet stunning profile for a Scotch whisky, the company says. A multi-layered whisky, Gold Label Reserve offers a smooth balance of sweet fruits and creaminess with a light smoke, it adds.
IRI, SPINS partner to assist CPG manufacturers and retailers
October 22, 2013
Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago, and SPINS, Schaumburg, Ill., created SPINS NaturaLink, a new segmentation of the total U.S. population that focuses on how shoppers think about, purchase and use natural, organic and eco-friendly products. Consumers increasingly are embracing natural and organic products and often are as concerned about what is not in the products they buy as much as what is in them, IRI notes. SPINS NaturaLink is designed to assist consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers in generating new levels of growth through a better understanding of these shopper needs.
Report highlights company’s efforts to promote organics and reduce environmental footprint
October 22, 2013
Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., released its 2013 Mission Report as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to be transparent about its business practices and its mission “to seek to create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages.”
PepsiCo Americas Beverages division reports slight declines in the quarter
October 16, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo reported net revenue of $16.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013. This marks 1.5 percent growth in the quarter and 2 growth percent year-to-date, the company reports. Organic revenue grew 3.3 percent in the quarter and 3.9 percent year-to-date, and core constant currency operating profit rose 3 percent in the quarter, reflecting increased advertising and marketing expense and $28 million of incremental investments.
Company reports 25th consecutive quarter of value share growth
October 15, 2013
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta reported its third-quarter and year-to-date 2013 results, noting continued global value share gains in total non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages. Worldwide volume grew 2 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, with North American volume up 1 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, the company reports.