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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, Wash., has acquired the O Wines brand of O Wine Co., also of Woodinville. O Wines currently sells its Chardonnay in the Northwest and several West Coast markets. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates ultimately plans to release the brand nationally with future vintages, it says.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a retailer based in Los Angeles, has joined forces with Feeding America to kick off a fall campaign to raise funds for food banks around the country. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will work with the hunger-relief charity to donate a portion of funds raised at participating cafés this season to local food banks.
Coors Light, a brand of Chicago-based MillerCoors, announced a partnership with multi-platinum country music star Jason Aldean, whose new CD, "Night Train," will be released Oct. 16.
Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., reported its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal year 2012.
As The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, gained its 50 millionth Facebook fan, it also announced a social media plan to encourage users to find simple ways to make the world a happier place.
Gruppo Campari, Milan, signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lascelles deMercado & Co. Ltd. (LdM), a publicly traded holding company based in Kingston, Jamaica, for nearly $415 million.
Dr Pepper, a brand of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, is giving away more than $1 million in tuition money this year to fans as part of its annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway.
Global consumers’ intent to buy food and beverages online increased 44 percent in two years, with 26 percent of global respondents reporting they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access, such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet, in the next three to six months, according to market research firm Nielsen, New York.
Jamba Juice Co., Emeryville, Calif., enhanced its comprehensive eco-sustainability strategy by forming a strategic relationship with the Global Green USA’s Coalition of Resource Recovery (CoRR), an industry working group dedicated to accelerating waste diversion programs.
Seattle’s Best Coffee, a subsidiary of Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co., and TV chef Jeff Mauro searched the United States for this year’s most imaginative new coffee drink and have narrowed it down to six finalists. The duo’s contest, the Red Cup Showdown, now is calling on American Facebook users to vote by Aug. 22 for this year’s winner.
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