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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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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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