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Coca-Cola, Keurig expand agreement to hot brewing system

Honest Tea marks first Coca-Cola brand available in K-Cup packs
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Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Atlanta-based The Coca Cola Co. expanded their partnership to offer select beverages from The Coca-Cola Co.’s still brands portfolio for the Keurig hot brewing system in the United States and Canada. Honest Tea will be the first brand from The Coca Cola Co. available in K-Cup packs, the companies say.


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Big Red acquires Xyience

Xyience will end its sponsorship deal with the UFC
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Big Red Inc., Austin, Texas, acquired Las Vegas-based Manzen LLC, doing business as Xyience.


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Kahlua co-stars with actor Jeff Bridges in new short film

“The White Russian” celebrates the classic cocktail made with Kahlua
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New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA, announced that its Kahlua brand has joined forces with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges to release "The White Russian," a Kahlua Productions short film honoring the classic cocktail.


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Dunkin’ Donuts enters the West Coast

Company to introduce Rainforest Alliance Certified Dark Roast coffee
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Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Canton, Mass., announced that its Dunkin’ Donuts cafes are expanding into the West Coast, beginning with two locations in Modesto and Santa Monica, Calif.


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Bacardi expands premium sipping rums into California

Expanded distribution follows launches in Miami and New York
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Coral Gables, Fla.-based Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. is expanding its Facundo Rum Collection of four hand-blended, aged sipping rums into California, following the products’ successful launches in Miami and New York in late 2013.


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Constellation Brands to donate to Napa Valley community following earthquake

Company will make a $100,000 donation to Napa Valley Vintners’ Community Disaster Relief Fund
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Constellation Brands, Victor, N.Y., announced that it will make a $100,000 donation to the Napa Valley Vintners’ Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate support to the local community.


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Coca-Cola Bottling to expand franchise territory

New territory includes Knoxville, Tenn., area currently served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA
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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., signed a definitive agreement with Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Knoxville, Tenn., area.


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Molson Coors Europe names new CEO

Simon Cox to replace Mark Hunter Jan. 1, 2015
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Molson Coors Brewing Co., Denver, announced that Simon Cox will become the chief executive officer of Molson Coors Europe, effective Jan. 1, 2015.


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Starbucks gives Pumpkin Spice Latte fans early access

Pumpkin Spice Latte, Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha to join fall beverage assortment Sept. 2
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Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. announced the early access of its popular Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) to its most loyal fans.


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Brown-Forman reports positive Q1 results

Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand led underlying net sales
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Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky., reported financial results for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended July 31, 2014.


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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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