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Strongbow launches first TV spot

New Heineken USA ad recommends serving cider over ice

Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., launched a new marketing campaign, “Cider at its Bestest.” The new, national campaign explains to consumers that Strongbow is best served over ice and includes the brand’s first U.S. TV spot, “Slow Motion Horse.”


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Fifty Shades of Grey Wine launches VIP Fly Away Sweepstakes

Fans can submit selfies to triple chances of winning a trip for two to Seattle

Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, a line of red and white wines blended by “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James, is offering fans a chance to live like the literary trilogy’s main characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, for a weekend and attend a showing of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie in Seattle during its opening weekend in February.


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NBWA kicks off 77th Annual Convention

Day 1 focuses on regulatory, commercial, economic value of the three-tier system

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Alexandria, Va., kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention on Sept. 29 in New Orleans. The first full day of the convention focused on the regulatory, commercial and economic value of distributors.


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Healthy beverage sales to gain ground this year

Healthy soft drinks will account for half of global soft drink retail sales this year, Euromonitor reports

Market research firm Euromonitor International, Chicago, released new data on the health-and-wellness industry, which it reports has grown by 6.75 percent in current value terms to reach $774 billion this year.


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Sprite brings back Cranberry flavor

Holiday variety available through the end of the year

Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is bringing back its limited-edition Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero holiday beverages in response to consumer requests. Both beverages will become available in late September and remain on shelves through the end of the year.


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Friends Fun Wine launches new commercial to promote coffee-wine drinks

Teaser launches in time for National Coffee Day

Friends Fun Wine, a brand of Aventura, Fla.-based Friends Beverage Group, launched a new commercial just in time for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29 to promote its soon-to-be released coffee-wine beverages. The 30-second spot invites consumers to give a new meaning to breakfast in bed by adding a romantic element to the occasion by serving the coffee-wine drinks with the meal.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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