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Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo), the Statesville, N.C.-based maker of Koma Unwind and Relax 5 relaxation drinks and shots, announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Reported revenues for the quarter reached $2.2 million, making it the highest grossing quarter in the company’s history. Year-over-year, revenue increased 37.5 percent in the quarter.
Hamilton, N.J.-based Bai Brands, makers of Bai 5 all-natural, 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused beverages, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced a major distribution agreement that will put Bai Brands drinks in most major U.S. markets.
For the third year in a row, Milwaukee-based Lakefront Brewery Inc. is celebrating Black Friday with a limited-edition beer. The special brew, Black Friday Imperial India-Style Black Ale, will be available at the brewery on Nov. 29 only.
Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Bethesda, Md., released its zero-calorie Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide.
Restaurant Sciences LLC, Newton, Mass., reported that the sales of on-premise flavored vodkas fell 11.7 percent from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013.
Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., reported a 2 percent decline in sales to nearly $2.2 billion for the first quarter of fiscal-year 2014, which includes the three months ending Oct. 27.
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Louisville, Ky., opened a new $10.5 million artisanal distillery to bring tourism and a unique brand experience for Evan Williams drinkers to the area. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience opened to the public on Nov. 15. The new artisanal distillery and tourism experience is officially the eighth stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and the first stop in Louisville.
SodaStream, Mount Laurel, N.J., announced the launch of three new flavors co-branded with Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.
Honoring its 150-year legacy, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited announced the launch of its new “Bacardi Untameable Since 1862” global marketing campaign, which tells the stories behind Bacardi rum and its origins in Cuba and inspires consumers to embrace life and live boldly to showcase their own “Irrepressible Spirit.”
Wild Turkey, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, is bringing back its Wild Turkey 101 Rye. After an absence from the market for approximately a year because of the unexpected high demand, the Kentucky straight rye whiskey is returning to bars in select markets this month.
Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
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