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Honest Tea increases organic ingredient purchases six-fold in 6 years

Mission Report highlights company’s ongoing innovation and sustainability efforts
November 22, 2013

Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., released its 2013 Mission Report. The report is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to be transparent about its business practices and its mission “to seek to create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages.”


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Drinks Americas lands Disney distribution deal

Day of the Dead craft beer now available at Epcot
November 22, 2013

Los Angeles-based Drinks Americas Holdings Inc.’s Day of the Dead craft beer now is available on-premise at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The authentic Mexican beer, which is brewed at Mexican-owned brewery Cerveceria Mexicana, now is part of the beverage lineup at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot.


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BeBevCo announces highest-grossing quarter in its history

November 21, 2013

Bebida Beverage Co. (BeBevCo), the Statesville, N.C.-based maker of Koma Unwind and Relax 5 relaxation drinks and shots, announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2013. Reported revenues for the quarter reached $2.2 million, making it the highest grossing quarter in the company’s history. Year-over-year, revenue increased 37.5 percent in the quarter.


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Bai Brands signs distribution agreement with Dr Pepper Snapple

Companies will partner in most major markets
November 21, 2013

Hamilton, N.J.-based Bai Brands, makers of Bai 5 all-natural, 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused beverages, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced a major distribution agreement that will put Bai Brands drinks in most major U.S. markets.


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Lakefront Brewery celebrates Black Friday with limited-edition beer

Third-annual Black Friday craft beer available one day only
November 21, 2013

For the third year in a row, Milwaukee-based Lakefront Brewery Inc. is celebrating Black Friday with a limited-edition beer. The special brew, Black Friday Imperial India-Style Black Ale, will be available at the brewery on Nov. 29 only.


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Honest Tea releases new Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide

RTD tea marks company’s first zero-calorie option available in 16.9-ounce PET bottles
November 20, 2013

Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Bethesda, Md., released its zero-calorie Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide.


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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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