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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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Customer satisfaction linked to beverage consumption in restaurants, report says

Technomic evaluated adult beverage incidence at casual and fast-casual restaurants
November 25, 2013

New data from Chicago-based Technomic Inc. reveals that adult beverage programs at leading chain restaurants also enhance guest satisfaction. In a new white paper, “Adult Beverage Consumption at the Leading Restaurant Chains,” the market research firm shows how adult beverage consumption across 40 casual-dining and fast-casual restaurants serving adult beverages is associated with higher ratings of the overall experience and stronger loyalty to that restaurant.


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Dunkin' Donuts brews new holiday offers

Coffee brand unveils discounts, specially designed T-shirt
November 25, 2013

Just in time for Black Friday, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts is offering special coffee offers and coffee-themed gifts, both in-store and online. The Dunkin' Donuts' holiday coffee celebration includes discounts on packaged coffee and Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup packs, a T-shirt created through the brand's global design challenge, and Dunkin' Donuts Cards with festive holiday designs.


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Coca-Cola fully acquires Zico

G. Scott Uzzell becomes president of coconut water company
November 22, 2013

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, acquired the outstanding ownership stake in Zico Beverages LLC, El Segundo, Calif.


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Honest Tea increases organic ingredient purchases six-fold in 6 years

Mission Report highlights company’s ongoing innovation and sustainability efforts
November 22, 2013

Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., released its 2013 Mission Report. The report is 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.”


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Drinks Americas lands Disney distribution deal

Day of the Dead craft beer now available at Epcot
November 22, 2013

Los Angeles-based Drinks Americas Holdings Inc.’s Day of the Dead craft beer now is available on-premise at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The authentic Mexican beer, which is brewed at Mexican-owned brewery Cerveceria Mexicana, now is part of the beverage lineup at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot.


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BeBevCo announces highest-grossing quarter in its history

November 21, 2013

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.


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Bai Brands signs distribution agreement with Dr Pepper Snapple

Companies will partner in most major markets
November 21, 2013

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.


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Lakefront Brewery celebrates Black Friday with limited-edition beer

Third-annual Black Friday craft beer available one day only
November 21, 2013

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.


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Honest Tea releases new Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide

RTD tea marks company’s first zero-calorie option available in 16.9-ounce PET bottles
November 20, 2013

Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Bethesda, Md., released its zero-calorie Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide.


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