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Pernod Ricard USA signs new distribution agreements

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.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent
April 23, 2014

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.


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American Beverage Association celebrates Earth Day

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.


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Boyd's Coffee launches single-serve coffees for retail, foodservice

New product design uses less packaging
April 22, 2014

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.


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White Castle releases single-cup coffees

White Castle Original Restaurant Blend Coffee available in restaurants, grocery stores and online
April 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle is making its medium-roast coffee available in single-cup coffee pods for consumers to brew at home.


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Bai Brands introduces new half-and-half beverage

Bai5 Tanzania Lemonade Tea is the 10th flavor in the lineup
April 21, 2014

Bai Brands, Hamilton, N.J., introduced a new, all-natural half tea, half lemonade beverage as part of its Bai5 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused, coffee-fruit beverage line.


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PepsiCo reports Q1 results

Beverage volume was flat during the quarter
April 18, 2014

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., reported its first-quarter 2014 results.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports Q1 2014 results

Media investments help drive brand growth
April 15, 2014

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.


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Skinnygirl puts a twist on Margaritas with two new products

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.


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Bacardi extends flavored rum line with Mango Fusion

Spirit mixes mango, orange flavors
April 15, 2014

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.


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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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