New facility will consolidate Charlotte, Midland operations
April 11, 2016
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC (PBV), Raleigh, N.C., the joint venture between Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and Japan-based Suntory International, announced it will officially begin operating in a newly constructed, 200,000-square-foot sales and distribution facility located on 32 acres off Highway 49 in Harrisburg, N.C.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co. announced it will be celebrating its brand SKI’s 60th anniversary during the upcoming summer. Launched on Aug. 10, 1956, SKI citrus soda is crafted with real lemons and oranges, the company says.
Brands join Heineken Lager, Newcastle Brown Ale in availability
April 6, 2016
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA announced that Heineken Light and Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider now are available on the BrewLock keg system. BrewLock, the company’s on-premise draft technology, was developed by Heineken as a means to consistently provide a freshly brewed beer taste in an easy-to-install format, without compromising the quality that consumers demand, the company says.
Investment brings DPS ownership stake to 15.5 percent of the sports drink brand
April 4, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced that it has increased its equity investment in Beverly Hills, Calif.-based BA Sports Nutrition LLC, owner of BodyArmor, a line of premium sports drinks. An additional $6 million stake will build on the initial $20 million investment announced in August 2015 and raises DPS's ownership position from 11.7 percent to 15.5 percent, the company says.
St. Louis-based Luxco announced the company has finalized plans to build a distillery in Nelson County, Ky. Luxco has chosen to build the distillery on a 70-acre site off state highway KY-245 in the heart of Bardstown and Bourbon Capital of the World, it says.
Full Court Refresh to invest $100,000 to refurbish basketball courts in four cities
March 29, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Coors Light, a brand of Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller plc and Miller Coors Brewing Co., and retired basketball player Kenny "The Jet" Smith, have teamed up to invest in communities across the country by refurbishing basketball courts, the company says.
Comedian appears on digital touchscreen on-premise
March 29, 2016
Jay Pharoah, comedian and cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is teaming up with Pepsi Spire, the digital beverage fountain created by Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, to inspire consumers to raise the flavor of their favorite Pepsi beverages with totally customizable creations, the company says.
Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling wins poll with nearly one-third of vote
March 22, 2016
Another Tuesday and we have another group of presidential primaries. Some might be fatigued from the constant polling coverage from consumer media outlets of these elections, but the readers of Beverage Industry continue to vote for the Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll.