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KeVita to launch new kombucha line this fall

Kombuchas differ from KeVita Probiotic Drinks in flavor profile, probiotic culture

KeVita Inc., the Ventura County, Calif.-based maker of KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drinks, is bringing its expertise to the kombucha category with a new line of KeVita Master Brew Kombuchas.


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Multicultural, Generation X consumers most likely to drink bottled water, Packaged Facts reports

Marketers should utilize social media, mobile devices to reach these consumers

Sixty million adults consumed an average of at least one glass of bottled still water in each of the past seven days, reports Packaged Facts, the Rockville, Md.-based division of MarketResearch.com. According to a new report titled “Bottled Water in the U.S.” by the market research firm, the majority of these consumers tend to be younger than the adult population as a whole. Consumers in the 35- to 44-year-old age group exhibit the highest likelihood of frequent bottled water consumption, it states in the report. These consumers also are interested in staying physically fit and also are more likely to drink thirst-quencher or activity drinks, it states.


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Monster Beverage reports rise in net sales, net income

Energy drink company sees international gross sales rise

Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., reported positive financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30.


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Jones Soda reports 9.5 percent decrease in revenue for Q2

Results attributed to distributor transitions, increased production costs

Jones Soda Co., Seattle, reported a 9.5 percent decline in revenue to $3.9 million for the second quarter of 2014, ending June 30.


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Sierra Nevada launches fall variety pack

Product mix includes two new craft beers

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif., is launching its second seasonal 12-pack of the year: the Fall Pack. This seasonal sampler, which is scheduled to be shipped to distributors this week, includes two new craft beers, a returning favorite, and Sierra Nevada’s stalwart Pale Ale, the company says.


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Christian Brothers launches CB Peach

Peach-flavored brandy builds off success of CB Honey

Following the successful launch of Christian Brothers (CB) Honey flavored brandy in 2011, Bardstown, Ky.-based Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. now has introduced CB Peach.


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Bud Light Lime adds seasonal Apple-Ahhh-Rita flavor to Ritas portfolio

Flavored malt beverage brand’s line extension taps into popularity of apple ciders

Following the successful launch of a winter seasonal last year, Anheuser-Busch, a St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, added the fall seasonal Apple-Ahhh-Rita to its Bud Light Lime Ritas lineup of ready-to-drink flavored malt beverages (FMBs).


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Beam Suntory launches new Pinnacle Amaretto Vodka

Flavored vodka joins Pinnacle portfolio

Pinnacle Vodka, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., introduced Pinnacle Amaretto Vodka.


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Columbia Crest to develop crowdsourced wine

Washington winery asks consumers to join winemaking process

Paterson, Wash.-based Columbia Crest is turning to the Internet and consumers for its newest release. The Washington state winery will help the online community of wine lovers to create Crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Keurig Green Mountain employees celebrate 10th year of Vermont river cleanup

Keurig employees welcome Vermonters to join in first Community Cleanup Day on Winooski River

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. employees who are based in Vermont are participating in a week-long cleanup of the Winooski River in the company’s home state of Vermont to remove trash and debris from the waterway. As part of the 10th anniversary of this cleanup campaign, the Waterbury, Vt.-based company, in partnership with American Rivers, Friends of the Winooski and Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir, will host Aug. 9 the first Community Cleanup Day in the Winooski River Watershed for all Vermont residents.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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