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Honest Tea releases iced tea infographic

Coca-Cola subsidiary studied 115,000 tweets about iced tea

After recently selling its 1 billionth beverage earlier this summer, Honest Tea took to social media to learn more about Americans’ relationships with iced tea.


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Vita Coco sells 25 percent stake to Reignwood Group for $665 million

Coconut water brand extends reach into China

New York-based All Market Inc., doing business as Vita Coco, announced that it has sold 25 percent of the company to Reignwood Group, the Beijing-based parent company of Red Bull China, at an enterprise valuation of approximately $665 million.


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Pernod Ricard USA acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits

Pernod Ricard USA, New York, completed its acquisition of a significant majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC, owner of the ultra-premium tequila brand Avión, from its joint-venture partner Tequila Avión.


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Nestlé Pure Life expands with new sparkling water line

Nestlé Pure Life Exotics Sparkling Waters available at Target stores nationwide

Nestlé Waters North America, Stamford, Conn., expanded its Nestlé Pure Life bottled water brand with a new line of flavored sparkling waters.


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SABMiller sets new sustainability targets

Beer company commits to supporting small businesses, optimizing water efficiency, and cutting total carbon footprint

SABMiller plc, London, is scaling up its sustainable development programs with a set of new targets to achieve by 2020. The following initiatives are part of the company’s pledge:


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Heaven Hill Distilleries acquires Domaine de Canton French ginger liqueur

Brand is among fastest-growing liqueurs in spirits industry, the company says

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Bardstown, Ky., announced it has acquired the worldwide rights to Domaine de Canton French ginger liqueur from Maurice Cooper et Cie. of Miami.


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KonaRed announces positive results for first half of 2014

Coffee fruit juices on track to double sales this year

KonaRed Corp., the Koloa, Hawaii-based manufacturer of antioxidant juices from CoffeeBerry coffee fruit, announced strong sales growth in the first half of 2014.


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5-Hour Energy launches non-alcohol mixology contest

“Yummification” video contest asks fans to mix energy shots with an everyday beverage

Living Essentials LLC, Farmington Hills, Mich., kicked off its new “Yummification” video contest, which invites fans to create a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-Hour Energy shot with an everyday beverage.


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Milagro Tequila to release rare new innovation

Multi-layered blend combines aged silver tequila, barrel-aged reposado and añejo reserves

Milagro Tequila, a spirits brand of New York-based William Grant & Sons, launched a new, limited-edition expression: Unico, Second Edition. Following the success of the first edition, the extremely rare expression combines aged silver tequila with rare barrel-aged reposado and añejo reserves, creating a super-premium joven blend, the brand says. The new tequila will be available nationwide in extremely limited quantities in September.


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Activate Drinks acquired by Unique Beverages (USA)

American subsidiary takes ownership of certain assets of Rising Beverage Co.

Unique Beverages (USA) Inc., a Delaware-based company owned by a Canadian numbered corporation and affiliated with Unique Foods Canada,announced that it has completed its acquisition of Activate Drinks. The acquisition includes certain assets of the Rising Beverage Co. (RBC), including the Activate brand and trademark, as well as select packaging technologies.


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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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