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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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Constellation Brands completes acquisition of Grupo Modelo's US beer business

Acquisition nearly doubles company's sales
June 10, 2013

Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced that it completed its acquisition of Grupo Modelo's U.S. beer business from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Leuven, Belgium, for approximately $4.75 billion. The transaction includes full ownership of Crown Imports LLC, which provides Constellation with complete, independent control of all aspects of the U.S. commercial business; a state-of-the-art brewery in Nava (Piedras Negras), Mexico; an exclusive perpetual brand license in the United States to import, market and sell Corona and the Modelo brands Crown currently sells; and the freedom to develop brand extensions and innovations for the U.S. market.


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Strongbow cider ‘Golden Hour’ program encourages summer celebrations

June 10, 2013

Strongbow, a brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., launched its “Golden Hour” on-premise, retail and event activation for the summer. The cider brand will act as a catalyst for spur-of-the-moment experiences to excite consumers of legal drinking age and encourage them to create their own “Golden Hour” celebrations with Strongbow, it says.


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Technomic partners with Restaurant Sciences

New alliance to raise bar on foodservice industry intelligence
June 5, 2013

Chicago-based Technomic Inc. and Newton, Mass.-based Restaurant Sciences LLC have partnered to provide greater visibility into sales trends in restaurants and bars and also deliver a comprehensive suite of food and beverage tracking services, the companies say.


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