The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hosted its 2016 NACS tradeshow Oct. 19-21 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. With a tradeshow floor encompassing approximately 410,000 square feet, the event featured more than 1,200 exhibiting companies showcasing thousands of new products.
Long-term agreement will focus on national distribution plans for craft brewer’s portfolio
December 15, 2016
New Holland Brewing Co. Founder and President Brett VanderKamp and Pabst Brewing Co. (PBC) Chairman Eugene Kashper announced that the two companies will enter into a long-term partnership agreement, effective first quarter 2017. The partnership will focus on the national distribution and sales of the Holland, Mich.-based craft brewer’s full portfolio of beers.
Brand adds two new videos to “My Takes of Whisky” video series
December 13, 2016
Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky, a brand of Diageo plc, London, and actor Nick Offerman, set digital screens ablaze last year with “Yule Log,” a video that provided an enjoyable fireplace-viewing, the company says. Offerman is back at it again this year with another New Year’s Eve video.
In celebration of National Hot Cocoa Day on Dec. 13, Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., and Swiss Miss, a brand of Chicago, Ill.-based ConAgra Brands Inc., are introducing two new varieties of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa K-Cup pods.
James Quincey to succeed Muhtar Kent as CEO in May
December 9, 2016
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the recommendation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Muhtar Kent for an evolution of the company’s senior leadership structure. Under the new structure, company veteran James Quincey, president and chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Kent as CEO, effective May 1, 2017.
Company plans to enhance Dripping Springs’ tasting room
December 8, 2016
Austin, Texas-based Deep Eddy Vodka, a division of Heaven Hill Brands, announced its expansion with the purchase of a 194,000-square-foot facility located just outside of the Austin city limits in Buda, Texas.
Dairy-based energy drink product primarily available on East Coast, Canada and Caribbean Islands
December 7, 2016
Brynwood Partners VII LP, Greenwich, Conn., announced that its majority-owned portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Co., has reached an agreement to acquire the Nutrament business from Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition Inc.
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced results from its study analyzing the habits of U.S. consumers regarding alcohol beverages. Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers — from millennials to seniors — continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirits products with regular frequency at home and on-premise, it reports.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!