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Samuel Adams releases lager infographic

The Boston Beer Co. chart released in celebration of National Lager Day
December 10, 2013

In celebration of National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released an infographic detailing historical facts compiled by its brewers as well as survey results compiled by Wakefield Research, Arlington, Va.


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Skyy Vodka adds new flavors to Infusions line

Vanilla Bean, Georgia Peach flavored vodkas elevate cocktail occasion
December 10, 2013

Tapping into some of the latest consumer trends toward natural, infused products, Skyy Vodka added two new flavors to its line of Infusions flavored vodkas.


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Lagers lead with beer drinkers, according to Anheuser-Busch survey

St. Louis-based company toasts National Lager Day
December 9, 2013

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to the popular beer style — and with good reason. A new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research found that many adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, despite the ever-increasing interest in different styles of beers and brewing.


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Budweiser commissions art to commemorate 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Real-time artwork represents all competing countries, quest for victory
December 9, 2013

To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the event’s official beer sponsor, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser brand, partnered with performance painter David Garibaldi to create a commemorative, one-of-a-kind work of art.


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Swire Coca-Cola highlights sustainable projects

Bottler’s Draper, Utah, facility earns LEED Silver certification
December 9, 2013

In order to help give back to the communities in which it operates, Swire Coca-Cola USA, Draper, Utah, partnered with several organizations to aid in the safe return of water to the areas.


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Brown-Forman reports strong first-half results

Jack Daniel’s brand leads growth
December 4, 2013

Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky., reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal-year 2014, which ended Oct. 31. In the second quarter, the company’s reported net sales grew by 6 percent to nearly $1.1 billion and reported operating income grew 19 percent to $311 million compared with the prior-year period. For the first six months of the year, reported net sales increased 4 percent and reported operating income increased 9 percent.


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Ito En enters coffee market

Jay Street Coffee leverages company’s expertise in ready-to-drink teas
December 3, 2013

Known for its ready-to-drink line of Teas’ Tea beverages, Ito En North America Inc. has entered the coffee segment with its new ready-to-drink Jay Street Coffees.


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Premium alcohol beverages boost on-premise sales

Consumers are ‘drinking less but drinking better,’ Technomic reports
December 2, 2013

Premium adult beverages are providing momentum to the on-premise channel, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report. Although the channel is slowing overall as consumers control their spending, higher-priced spirits and beers are growing in restaurants and bars, Technomic reports. In 2012, the on-premise channel grew in 0.7 percent in total volume to reach 1.9 billion gallons, and sales rose 3.5 percent to $97.3 billion, it reports. However, Technomic projects there will be slight declines in volume but continued dollar growth in 2013 and 2014.


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UV brand brings sriracha flavor to vodka

UV Sriracha marks 20th flavored vodka in Phillips Distilling Co. portfolio
December 2, 2013

Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Co. launched UV Sriracha vodka, which is the first sriracha-flavored vodka to hit the market, it says.


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Britvic plc releases preliminary 2013 results

Deal with PAB to benefit US distribution
November 26, 2013

Britvic plc, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, announced its preliminary results for the 52 weeks ending Sept. 29. The company reported full-year revenue growth of 4.4 percent to approximately $2.1 billion, with strong earnings before interest, taxes and amortization growth of 18.4 percent to $222.8 million.


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