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SodaStream encourages mixology with new campaign

At-home beverage-maker brand invites fans to create cocktail or mocktail recipes and videos as part of its Ultimate Mixologist Contest

SodaStream USA, Mount Laurel, N.J., is continuing its ongoing mission to empower consumers by launching the Ultimate Mixologist Contest.


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Nestlé USA sells Juicy Juice brand to Brynwood Partners

Buyout firm to bring “renewed focus and attention” to the juice brand

Brynwood Partners, a Greenwich, Conn.-based buyout firm, announced that its newly formed portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Co., has acquired the Juicy Juice business from Nestlé USA, Glendale, Calif.


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Hormel Foods to acquire CytoSport for $450 million

Deal includes Muscle Milk brand, manufacturing facility, and production and distribution agreements

Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CytoSport Holdings Inc., Benicia, Calif., for approximately $450 million. The deal includes the Muscle Milk brand of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink protein beverages; a manufacturing facility in Benicia, Calif.; as well as several manufacturing and distribution agreements both domestically and abroad, according to Hormel Foods. Total 2014 annual sales for the Muscle Milk brand are expected to be approximately $370 million, it says.


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Celsius releases newest flavor

Cola variety joins company’s collection of negative-calorie drinks

Celsius Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., announced its newest flavor, Celsius Negative Calorie Cola, which will be unveiled July 4 during the Subway Firecracker 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.


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UV releases new tropical fruit candy-flavored vodka

UV Sugar Crush developed in response to rise in millennial nostalgia

Phillips Distilling Co., Minneapolis, launched UV Sugar Crush tropical fruit candy-flavored vodka.


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Castle Brands reports double-digit sales increases for Q4, fiscal-year 2014

Jefferson’s whiskeys and Gosling’s Rum drove growth

Castle Brands Inc., New York, reported positive results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending March 31.


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Ito En introduces Shincha green tea to U.S. beverage market

Ready-to-drink tea available online, at select retailers for limited time

Ito En North America Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., a subsidiary of Ito En Ltd., will debut bottled Shincha green tea in the United States. Shincha is the year’s very first harvest of green tea, which is known for its fresh and lively flavor, sweet finish, and smooth umami character, the company says. The company plans to bottle the tea, which is only accessible for a few months each year, under its Oi Ocha green tea brand and release it online and at select U.S. retailers for a limited time.


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World Cup-themed cocktails quench thirst for soccer action

Ketel One Vodka releases cocktails to cheer on Brazil, Chile, the Netherlands and Mexico

Since the start of the FIFA World Cup on June 12, soccer (or football) has taken the world by storm. Just this week at IFT in New Orleans, tradeshow attendees gathered around exhibitor booths with TVs to catch the action. In some moments, you almost forgot you were at a tradeshow when the fan crowd roared and cheered.


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Evolution Fresh adds green juice varieties

Super-premium green juice outpaces juice segment, IRI reports

Super-premium green juice is outpacing the growth of the $1.6 billion super-premium juice category, according to Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co., citing data from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). Additionally, Greek yogurt, which five years ago represented less than 10 percent of yogurt sales, today represents nearly 50 percent, according to the market research firm’s data.*


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PMMI announces passing of A.J. Janosko

Director of expositions passed away June 23 at the age of 45

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), Reston, Va., announced the passing of Director of Expositions A.J. Janosko, who passed away June 23 as the result of an accident over the weekend.


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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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