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E. & J. Gallo acquires Ledgewood Creek

Winery acquisition includes 400-acre ranch in North Coast

E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), Modesto, Calif., announced that it has purchased Ledgewood Creek Winery and Vineyard in Solano County.


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OrganicMe launches 4 functional beverages

EnergizeMe, FocusMe, CalmMe and SleepMe packaged in Rexam’s 12-ounce Sleek cans

OrganicMe, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based subsidiary of True Me Brands, launched four new functional beverages that span multiple occasions and need states throughout the day, the company says. U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic and 100 percent natural, the drinks are packaged in 12-ounce Sleek cans from Chicago-based Rexam BCNA.


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KonaRed expands partnership with Splash Beverage Group

Sales and marketing agreement to complement distribution relationship

KonaRed Corp., Koloa, Hawaii, announced that it has formally expanded its relationship with Splash Beverage Group Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., by signing a sales and marketing agreement to complement the duo’s distribution agreement.


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Celsius Holdings reports 65 percent revenue increase in Q1

Revenue reached a record $3.9 million in the quarter

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Celsius Holdings Inc. reported its financial results for the three months ending March 31. The company marked a 65 percent increase in revenue to $3.9 million in the quarter, with domestic sales increasing 16 percent and international sales increasing 133 percent, it says. As such, gross profit increased 61 percent to $1.4 million.


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Cheribundi juices now available in Key Food stores

Fruit Refresh Blends also join Quik Chek stores

Cheribundi Inc., Geneva, N.Y., announced that 32-ounces bottles of its same-named Tart Cherry Juice and Tart Cherry Juice Light now are available in the cold box and produce section at Key Food locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


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Mountain Dew brings exclusive Taco Bell soda to retail

Mtn Dew Baja Blast will be available in bottles and cans for a limited time starting May 5

Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., will make its Mtn Dew Baja Blast carbonated soft drink available at retail for the first time.


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Shock Top celebrates National Pretzel Day with themed beer

Limited-edition Twisted Pretzel Wheat available at beer festivals, special events, on draft

To celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top brand blended the taste of a cold beer with the taste and smell of a warm, fresh pretzel in its newest limited-edition beer: Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat. The brand will serve the Belgian-style unfiltered wheat at special events nationwide and on draft at select locations for a limited time.


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RuckPack energy shots obtain national distribution in Walgreens stores

Brand received investment from ‘Shark Tank’ investors and benefits military charities

San Diego-based Noots! Nutrition LLC announced that its RuckPack caffeine-free dietary supplement shots have expanded into more than 7,000 Walgreens stores nationwide.


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Pernod Ricard USA signs new distribution agreements

Spirits and wine company renews, expands distribution contracts, effective July 1

Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the renewal of its partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), Houston, and the expansion of its relationship with Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., both effective July 1.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.


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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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