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Brand expands distribution to Metro New York, Florida
April 15, 2016
Saint Paul, Minn.-based Prestige Beverage Group announced the growth of its Kinky Beverage portfolio. Kinky Cocktails, a colorful addition to the growing progressive adult beverage category, has stood out by offering delectable flavors in colors that pop, the company says.
Virginia craft brewery among the fastest growing in the state
April 12, 2016
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced an agreement to acquire Roseland, Va.-based Devils Backbone Brewing Co., a leading and fast-growing craft brewery in Virginia.
Organizations aim to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016
April 12, 2016
In celebration of Earth Day, Boxed Water is Better LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich., and the National Forest Foundation (NFF), Missoula, Montana, announce the return of ReTree, a partnership that aims to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016.
New facility will consolidate Charlotte, Midland operations
April 11, 2016
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC (PBV), Raleigh, N.C., the joint venture between Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and Japan-based Suntory International, announced it will officially begin operating in a newly constructed, 200,000-square-foot sales and distribution facility located on 32 acres off Highway 49 in Harrisburg, N.C.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co. announced it will be celebrating its brand SKI’s 60th anniversary during the upcoming summer. Launched on Aug. 10, 1956, SKI citrus soda is crafted with real lemons and oranges, the company says.
Brands join Heineken Lager, Newcastle Brown Ale in availability
April 6, 2016
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA announced that Heineken Light and Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider now are available on the BrewLock keg system. BrewLock, the company’s on-premise draft technology, was developed by Heineken as a means to consistently provide a freshly brewed beer taste in an easy-to-install format, without compromising the quality that consumers demand, the company says.
Investment brings DPS ownership stake to 15.5 percent of the sports drink brand
April 4, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced that it has increased its equity investment in Beverly Hills, Calif.-based BA Sports Nutrition LLC, owner of BodyArmor, a line of premium sports drinks. An additional $6 million stake will build on the initial $20 million investment announced in August 2015 and raises DPS's ownership position from 11.7 percent to 15.5 percent, the company says.