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Flavored vodkas lose interest on-premise

Data show on-premise flavored vodka sales fell nearly 12 percent in Q3
November 19, 2013

Restaurant Sciences LLC, Newton, Mass., reported that the sales of on-premise flavored vodkas fell 11.7 percent from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013.


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Campbell reports sales decrease for US beverages in Q1

V8 juice drinks led beverage sales declines
November 19, 2013

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., reported a 2 percent decline in sales to nearly $2.2 billion for the first quarter of fiscal-year 2014, which includes the three months ending Oct. 27.


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Heaven Hill Distilleries opens $10.5 million artisanal distillery, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Distillery tour highlights legacy of Evan Williams
November 19, 2013

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Louisville, Ky., opened a new $10.5 million artisanal distillery to bring tourism and a unique brand experience for Evan Williams drinkers to the area. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience opened to the public on Nov. 15. The new artisanal distillery and tourism experience is officially the eighth stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and the first stop in Louisville.


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SodaStream launches Ocean Spray co-branded flavors

TV commercial features Ocean Spray veteran, rookie growers
November 19, 2013

SodaStream, Mount Laurel, N.J., announced the launch of three new flavors co-branded with Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.


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Bacardi launches new campaign, bottle design

‘Bacardi Untameable Since 1862’ global campaign unites product portfolio
November 19, 2013

Honoring its 150-year legacy, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited announced the launch of its new “Bacardi Untameable Since 1862” global marketing campaign, which tells the stories behind Bacardi rum and its origins in Cuba and inspires consumers to embrace life and live boldly to showcase their own “Irrepressible Spirit.”


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Campari America re-releases Wild Turkey 101 Rye in select markets

Fans call for return of rye whiskey after it disappears from shelves
November 18, 2013

Wild Turkey, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, is bringing back its Wild Turkey 101 Rye. After an absence from the market for approximately a year because of the unexpected high demand, the Kentucky straight rye whiskey is returning to bars in select markets this month.


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Seattle’s Best offers free coffee to Black Friday workers

Coffee brand to give away ground coffee samples, free coffee at cafes
November 14, 2013

Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., will give the 20 percent of Americans who will be working on Black Friday a pick-me-up with a free coffee offer.


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Beverage companies send aid to the Philippines

Donations help relief effort in wake of Typhoon Haiyan
November 13, 2013

In the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on Friday, Nov. 8, beverage companies are working fast to send aid to affected communities in the Philippines. The typhoon flattened towns, destroying at least 80,000 homes and leaving more than 582,000 people homeless and more than 2,275 dead, according to a CNN report.
 


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Heineken launches retail program for football parties

Former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson tapped to offer entertaining tips
November 13, 2013

Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., announced its new “Bring Your Sunday Best” retail program featuring its Heineken, Dos Equis, Newcastle Brown Ale, Strongbow Cider and Tecate brands.


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Starbucks launches holiday promotion, products

Share Event encourages purchase of seasonal coffees
November 12, 2013

In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. will kick off its Share Event in participating U.S. stores.


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