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C&C Group adds new trading division for on-trade wine portfolio

International Wine Services to market Oliver & Greg’s, other on-trade wines
August 12, 2013

Dublin-based C&C Group launched its International Wine Services (IWS) trading division to manage and market its newly acquired on-trade wine portfolio that includes the Oliver & Greg's brand, which it acquired earlier this year.


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FSMA takes a preventive approach to safety

Food Safety Modernization Act raises industry standards
August 12, 2013

During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 316 food recalls, according to Stericycle ExpertRecall, Indianapolis.


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Food safety focus on packaging

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope.
August 12, 2013

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), coupled with increased media coverage of food borne illness outbreaks, contributed to the attention that food safety received at Pack Expo International 2012.


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Vemma Nutrition Co. doubles sales in one year

Verve energy drink brand helps boost sales
August 8, 2013

Vemma Nutrition Co. announced that its sales reached $20 million per month in July, which is a record for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company.


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Cider-makers laud congressmen for introducing industry legislation

Manufacturers urge Congress to pass legislation to grow industry, jobs
August 7, 2013

Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Chris Collins, R-N.Y., introduced the bipartisan Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The act would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages to allow hard cider-makers increased flexibility in their final products without potentially facing increased tax liability.


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Sun Orchard Juicery acquires 4U2U Brands

Fruit 66 and Epic brand juices primarily sold in schools
August 7, 2013

Sun Orchard Juicery, Tempe, Ariz., purchased a majority interest in the assets of 4U2U Brands, a Richmond, Va.-based company that produces and sells a line of 100 percent juices in 8-ounce cans.


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Jamba releases Q2 results

Comparable store sales up approximately 2 percent
August 6, 2013

Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif., reported unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter that ended July 2. The company recorded a quarterly comparable store sales increase of 2.2 percent for company-owned stores, driven by increases in store traffic and average check.


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MillerCoors reports decrease in Q2 revenue

Declines due to weak sales in premium-light and economy segments
August 6, 2013

Parent companies SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. reported a 2.9 percent decline for Chicago-based MillerCoors to nearly $2.2 billion in total net sales during the second quarter.


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Anheuser-Busch opens The Biergarten at St. Louis Brewery and Tour Center

Serving Anheuser-Busch beers and small bites daily plus exclusive daily tastings
August 6, 2013

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, opened The Biergarten at its Brewery and Tour Center in St. Louis. The outdoor establishment offers guests a place to gather and relax while enjoying a beer experience, including exploring lager beers and trying ales and other specialty beers, the company says.


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Peligroso appoints Rick Scully as president

Scully previously worked as the vice president of sales for the spirits company
July 31, 2013

The board of directors of The Peligroso Spirits Co. named Rick Scully as president of the San Clemente, Calif.-based company.


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