Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced that it has agreed to acquire the Meiomi wine brand from Copper Cane LLC, a Joseph Wagner controlled company. The transaction is expected to close by the beginning of August, the companies say.
Study measured blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipids levels
June 30, 2015
A new study in The Journal of Nutrition reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Summer is upon us, and with it comes the year's most refreshing opportunity to enjoy an ice-cold lemonade. Old Orchard Brands, Sparta, Mich., offers a new way to enjoy this summertime favorite with its new Cherry Limeade and Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade, which features 33 percent less sugar while maintaining a full-flavor taste, the company says.
Teletrac and Navman Wireless offers insights into new telematics options
June 29, 2015
As with any other form of technology, telematics solutions are always changing. From new devices to new software solutions, telematics suppliers are innovating to offer more effective and efficient solutions. Marco Encinas, product manager for Teletrac and Navman Wireless, Garden Grove, Calif., gives Beverage Industry insights to new innovations in telematics devices.
Celestial Seasonings Inc., a brand of The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Boulder Colo., announced that nine of its teas, including Sleepytime Herbal Tea,– have received Non-GMO Project Verification. This announcement is the first step in an ongoing process through which the brand intends to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for all of its bagged specialty teas, the company says.
Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. These investments will support growth of its brands and reinforce the beer company's commitment to the U.S. communities where it operates through local spending and jobs, the company says. The beer company plans to spend an estimated $850 million on brewery- and packaging-expansion projects, $220 million on product innovation initiatives, and $720 million in sustaining and increasing efficiency of its existing footprint, it adds.
Atotonilco, Mexico-based Patrón Spirits is introducing a new addition to its Patrón Citrónge liqueur portfolio. Patrón Citrónge Mango is crafted from the highest-quality Ataulfo mangos from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas, the company says.
Summer is here, and Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc.’s Pepsi brand is offering consumers one-of-a-kind fan experiences to some of the hottest music and sporting events, restaurants and travel destinations, it says. The brand announced how it will kick off the season with a summer campaign that will offer consumers prizes as well as a new mobile app that invites fans to "pop open music every hour."
The June 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Kalil Bottling, as well as articles about premium and specialty teas, the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2015, and Alacran Tequila. Check it out today!