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Essentia Water promotes hydration with summer giveaway

50-day contest awards daily winners with hydration prize packs
June 24, 2013

Bothell, Wash.-based Essentia Water kicked off its Super Summer Hydration Giveaway on June 21. The 50-day online promotion runs through Aug. 9 and is hosted at www.essentiawater.com/super and on Essentia’s Facebook page.


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Report depicts new rules for CPG brands, retailers

Positive 2012 sales for food, beverage, household products, report states
June 18, 2013

Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are dealing with new rules of consumer engagement as they seize opportunities from advanced technology and the digitally connected consumer, according to the 2013 Financial Performance Report titled “Growth Strategies: Unlocking the Power of the Consumer” by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., and PwC US, New York. Despite the overall slowing of net sales growth rates in 2012, the report notes that food, beverage and household products companies experienced positive net sales growth of 7.0 percent, 5.5 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.


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Mike’s Hard Lemonade pairs with Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn

Partnership pairs FMBs with summer dishes in support of summer campaign
June 18, 2013

Chicago-based Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. announced a partnership with celebrity chef and former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn in support of its July 4 consumer promotion, which begins June 19. The in-store promotion offers one winner and 11 friends the chance to win a trip to New York City to attend a private barbecue hosted by Spike.


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Boston Beer Co. brings back Brewlywed beer

Special brew available for one day only
June 17, 2013

Samuel Adams brewers at Boston-based The Boston Beer Co. have brought back Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale for another limited release. The Belgian-style "bride ale" will be available only on June 26 exclusively at the Boston Brewery, according to the brand.


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Consumer spending unchanging with the times

June 14, 2013

As the economy improves, a majority of Americans are not returning to their pre-recession ways, according to Deloitte’s 2013 American Pantry Study.


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Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot

June 13, 2013

Concha y Toro added Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot to its portfolio.


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Vita Coco launches kids drinks line

Vita Coco Kids available at Target stores nationwide in July
June 11, 2013

New York-based Vita Coco launched Vita Coco Kids, a new line of coconut water beverages formulated especially for children between the ages of 2 and 8. The new beverages will be available in Apple Island, Paradise Punch and Very Cherry Beach flavors.


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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2012

Ranking beverage companies by 2012 sales
June 10, 2013

The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.


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Powerade Zero joins the liquid drink mix segment

New product available in Fruit Punch, Mountain Berry Blast and Orange flavors
June 10, 2013

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., which launched Dasani Drops in October of last year, launched another brand into the liquid drink mix segment but with a sports drink angle.


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Precept Wine acquires Washington vineyard

Company names vineyard Skyfall
June 10, 2013

Precept Wine, Seattle, purchased a Yakima Valley-area vineyard located just south of Red Mountain outside of Benton City, Wash.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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