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Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, reported a positive sales increase of 10.2 percent, reaching $99.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.
PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., reported core earnings per share of $1.09 for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $4.10 for the full year, with organic revenue growth of 5 percent for both the quarter and the full year. Overall, the company reported net revenue of approximately $20.2 billion for the quarter and $66.5 billion for the year. Its beverage division reported net revenue of approximately $6.3 billion for the quarter and $22.4 billion for the year.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, and Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced a revised agreement that establishes Chicago-based Crown Imports as the No. 3 producer and marketer of beer in the United States through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business.
Research from market research firm Nielsen, New York, found that U.S. consumers love to indulge their sweethearts on Valentine’s Day — especially with specialty beverages.
When Rose Cameron spoke with Beverage Industry for its August 2012 edition, the Wat-aah founder and chief executive officer expressed the roots of her mission to convince kids that water can be a cool drink. But in order to make water the No. 1 hydration choice for kids, Cameron knows it will take building an emotional desire toward the Wat-aah brand to accomplish that goal.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported growth in global volume, net revenues, earnings per share, and cash from operations in its full-year and fourth-quarter 2012 results.
Symphony Consulting, a business unit of Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group Inc., has completed an initial analysis of shopper behavior since Jan. 1 when the payroll tax increased. The analysis focuses on the impact of the payroll tax increase on food and beverage consumption, including its impact on key dimensions, such as the type of stores shopped, type of brands bought (store brands versus national brands), and the effect on various segments and categories.
Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, introduced Kickstart sparkling juice drinks for the morning consumption occasion.
Diet Coke, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., has partnered with actress Minka Kelly to support the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart health.
Lipton, a brand of Unilever USA, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is celebrating the feel-good moments of its tea fans with the launch of Liptagram, its first global photo contest allowing Lipton fans around the world to share and connect.
Hendrick’s Gin invites consumers to experience the world inside its bottle. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)
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