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Zevia reformulates soft drinks with new sweeteners

Monk fruit joins stevia and erythritol to sweeten the beverages
December 19, 2013

Zevia, Culver City, Calif., announced that it is reformulating its line of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) with a new, all-natural sweetening system.


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IRI identifies new demographic segmentations

New cohorts analyze consumers by healthy behaviors, age
December 17, 2013

Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) released two new major demographic segmentations to help consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers better understand consumers. The NutriLink segmentation classifies U.S. consumers into six groups based on their behavior and attitudes toward health, diet and nutrition, as well as their demographics, while the SilverLink segmentation specifically analyzes U.S. adults aged 50 and older based on demographics; attitudes toward aging, health and wellness; shopping behavior; and lifestyle habits.


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Domestic wines dominate category on-premise

Technomic’s 2013 BarTAB Report shows growth in domestic table wines at restaurants, bars
December 17, 2013

Domestic table wines dominate the wine scene in restaurants, bars and other on-premise locations, according to Technomic's 2013 BarTAB Report.


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Newcastle uses ‘Cabvertising’ to market new beer

Marketing campaign supports new limited-edition Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale
December 16, 2013

Adding to its popular “No Bollocks” marketing campaign, Heineken USA’s Newcastle brand took the idea of advertising on cabs to a new level in order to promote its new Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale.


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Craft brewers’ economic contribution reached $34 billion in 2012

California, Texas and New York among top-grossing states for craft beer
December 16, 2013

According to a new analysis by the Brewers Association (BA), small and independent American craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012. This figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system, as well as all non-beer products that brewpub restaurants sell.


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Coca-Cola Americas announces management, organizational changes

CCA President Steve Cahillane steps down
December 13, 2013

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced management and organizational changes related to Coca-Cola Americas in order to accelerate growth. Following the reorganization of the company’s operating structure last year, The Coca-Cola Co. is taking further action to streamline its focus and expedite its refranchising to independent bottling partners.


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Convenience store shopping increases during holiday season

Consumers are more likely to buy a drink at a c-store while holiday shopping
December 12, 2013

As consumers rush to finish their holiday shopping, they say they will rely more on convenience stores for beverages and snacks, stocking stuffers, party items and cash from ATMs, according to a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.


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Samuel Adams releases lager infographic

The Boston Beer Co. chart released in celebration of National Lager Day
December 10, 2013

In celebration of National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released an infographic detailing historical facts compiled by its brewers as well as survey results compiled by Wakefield Research, Arlington, Va.


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Skyy Vodka adds new flavors to Infusions line

Vanilla Bean, Georgia Peach flavored vodkas elevate cocktail occasion
December 10, 2013

Tapping into some of the latest consumer trends toward natural, infused products, Skyy Vodka added two new flavors to its line of Infusions flavored vodkas.


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Lagers lead with beer drinkers, according to Anheuser-Busch survey

St. Louis-based company toasts National Lager Day
December 9, 2013

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to the popular beer style — and with good reason. A new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research found that many adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, despite the ever-increasing interest in different styles of beers and brewing.


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