Georgia Historical Society unveils marker where first Coca-Cola was served
May 16, 2016
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. and its global philanthropic arm The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that they are pouring money into improvements throughout the city's Centennial Olympic Park District. Coca-Cola Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent announced the gift alongside Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a celebration hosted at the intersection of Peachtree and Marietta streets, where the first Coca-Cola was served 130 years ago on May 8, 1886, the company says.
Small and independent craft brewers across the country have created a special beer in honor of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 16-22. The campaign, hastag #MakeSmallBeerBig, aims to celebrate the week with the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made, which was made by participating brewers in all 50 states using the same ingredients and recipe, according to Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association (BA).
Brand to sponsor four premier summer matches through July
May 12, 2016
This summer, Tecate Light, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, is partnering with Chivas del Guadalajara, one of the most-followed soccer clubs in the Americas, to sponsor four of the club’s premier summer matches in the United States. The matches include June 25 in Chicago, July 2 in Denver, and July 10 and 31 in Los Angeles, the company says.
Budweiser, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, is taking its longstanding tradition of patriotic packaging even further this summer by replacing "Budweiser" with "America" on the front of its 12-ounce cans and bottles.
Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., and DR1 Racing, Los Angeles, announced a global partnership featuring the top drone racing pilots in the world. According to the companies, this marks the first branded partnership and national broadcast for the burgeoning sport.
Worldwide campaign features unique elements in each country
May 3, 2016
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand announced it is taking the world’s global language — emojis — offline in a visually striking and socially shareable campaign, inviting consumers to Say It With Pepsi, the company says. With more than 600 proprietary PepsiMoji designs — from over 1 billion bottles and cans to sunglasses and stadiums — in more than 100 markets, this year’s global #PepsiMoji campaign brings a provocative and fresh take on the cultural phenomenon of emojis, it adds.
Cans offer convenience, portability for wine drinkers
May 3, 2016
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, a brand of E.J. Gallo Winery, Modesto, Calif., announced the national launch of Barefoot Refresh Spritzers in convenient, portable cans. The canned wines let people take wine many places where it couldn’t go before, the company says.