Entertainment icon to develop gin and juice cocktails
August 31, 2016
Tanqueray Gin, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, announced the launch of a new strategic partnership with entertainment icon Snoop Dogg. The partnership brings to life the brand's focus on a gin and juice cocktail strategy celebrating the success of Snoop Dogg's 1993 classic hit “Gin & Juice.”
In evaluating its forecasted growth expectations for beverage alcohol sales at the nation's bars and restaurants, Chicago-based Technomicexpects to see modest improvements in 2016, the market research firm says. This comes from research conducted for Technomic's Adult Beverage Planning Program, a membership-based program delivering suppliers with research on key topics and trends related to the adult beverage on-premise industry.
Import beer brand’s program features daily sweepstakes
August 29, 2016
Tecate, a Mexican import beer brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, is encouraging boxing fans of legal drinking age to elevate their viewing occasions by choosing the bold taste of Tecate for the season’s big fights in its newest marketing campaign, the company says. Running from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, Tecate’s We’ve Got Your Back program, featuring national TV spots, on- and off-premise activation, digital partnerships and a daily sweepstakes, will bring boxing fans together to celebrate leading up to the main events, it adds.
Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA and the Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP), is inviting legal drinking aged consumers and college football fans alike to make Dos Equis their beer of choice throughout the college football season through its new comprehensive, 360-degree retail and on-premise program. The season-long promotion, which includes TV commercials, digital and mobile partnerships, program-specific limited-edition packaging and special offers, will drive consumers to local retail and on-premise outlets to purchase Dos Equis and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP experience at the CFP National Championship in Tampa Bay, Fla., the company says.
Companies extend Master Distributor Agreement to 2028
August 26, 2016
The Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) and Anheuser-Busch (AB), St. Louis, announced a series of new commercial agreements that expand and strengthen the companies’ long-term relationship and create new growth opportunities for both companies, they say. The agreements include an amended and extended master distribution agreement, a new contract brewing arrangement, and a new international distribution agreement.
Bai Brands, Princeton, N.J., announced that it has partnered with VH1 Save the Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music education. ThroughSept. 30, Bai will donate a portion of proceeds from every bottle and can sold to the foundation, up to a maximum of$150,000.
Distribution deal places cold-pressed lemonades in 250 Sprouts locations
August 22, 2016
New York-based Honeydrop Beverages announced that its cold-pressed honey lemonades now are available at 250 Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide. The specialty grocery chain will carry three Local Raw Honey Lemonade flavors:
Beginning this fall, Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co. will distribute nationwide Bozeman, Mont.-based Dog Tag Brewing Foundation’s Legacy Lager. Sales of Legacy Lager benefits charities created or selected by Gold Star Families, it says.
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