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C&C Group completes acquisition of Wallaces Express

Purchase of Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler will enhance service, increase value, company says

C&C Group plc, the Dublin-based manufacturer, marketer and distributor of beer and hard cider brands including Woodchuck and Hornsby’s, has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Wallaces Express, Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler.


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Cheribundi juice drinks expand into Walmart

Tart cherry juice company to add 2,100 locations to distribution network

Cheribundi Inc., Boulder, Colo., announced that two of its top-selling Fruit Refresh blends, Lemonade Refresh and Cranberry Refresh, now are available in 2,100 Walmart locations. These products will be merchandised in the juice aisle.


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PepsiCo builds on commitments to sustainable agriculture

Expands support for local communities with new land policy

To build on the policies and programs that Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo already has established in a number of areas including supplier conduct, sustainable agriculture, and environmental health and safety, the company now is rolling out a land policy with zero tolerance for illegal activities in its supply chain and for land displacements of any legitimate land tenure holders.


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Juice Products Association promotes 100 percent juice

iTi Tropicals highlights category’s benefits

The Juice Products Association (JPA) released a statement in January highlighting the nutritional benefits of 100 percent juice. “Can something that tastes as good as 100 percent fruit juice be good for you? Research shows it is,” the statement read. “More than just sugar and calories — 100 percent juice is a healthful, nutrient-dense beverage. It also contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant compounds).”


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Brewers Association reports 2013 craft beer growth

Volume and sales reach record levels as market share surpasses 7 percent

The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., released 2013 data about U.S. craft beer industry. Craft beer rose 18 percent in volume sales, representing a total of 15.6 million barrels, and increased 20 percent in retail dollar value, making the segment the primary growth driver in the beer industry, according to the BA.


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Mountain Dew teams up with new X-Men movie for campaign

Fan-focused international campaign will reach consumers in nearly 30 countries

Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., announced an official, international partnership with 20th Century Fox’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” film, which premieres in U.S. theaters May 23.


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Starbucks, Keurig Green Mountain amend agreement

Starbucks loses exclusivity as super-premium coffee for Keurig but gains K-Cup expansion

Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, and Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., announced amended terms to their existing five-year agreement, which they reached last summer.


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Food Safety Summit 2014 to focus on regulation

BNP Media event offers new regulation seminars, networking opportunities

The Food Safety Summit, which will take place April 8-10 in Baltimore, will focus this year on the importance of industry regulators in the foodservice industry.


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Brewers Association to host 31st annual Craft Brewers Conference

Craft Brewers Conference, BrewExpo America expected to attract 7,000 attendees

The Brewers Association will host the 31st edition of its Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) & BrewExpo America from April 8 to 11 in Denver.


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Numi Organic Tea blends coming to RealCup single-serve capsules

Numi chooses RealCup because of taste benefits

Oakland, Calif.-based Numi Organic Tea has partnered with Mississauga, Ontario-based Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee Inc.’s RealCup brand to present Numi’s tea blends in a single-serve format.


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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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