Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., and Luxembourg-based JAB Holding Co. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a JAB-led investor group will acquire Keurig Green Mountain for $92 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $13.9 billion.
Just in time for the holiday season, Schweppes, a brand of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announced it is releasing Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale. Tapping into an increasing demand for stronger flavors, Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale offers a bolder, darker and richer flavor experience while maintaining the traditional, refreshing ginger ale taste, the company says.
New labels for premium bourbon and rye whiskey lines feature detailed turkey illustration
December 2, 2015
Wild Turkey, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, a division of Gruppo Campari, debuted a new look for its premium bourbon and rye whiskey range. Although no changes were made to the liquid, Wild Turkey designed the new packaging for its global line of products to better reflect the core values of the brand, it says. A new, detailed turkey illustration now can be found on every expression, most prominently displayed on Wild Turkey 101, and depicts a spirited bird that is authentic, proud, and bold, it adds.
Former Vita Coco president assumes leadership with spirits company
December 1, 2015
The Board of Directors of New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. (SFIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mast-Jagermeister, named Jeffrey B. Popkin as the company's chief executive officer.
Partnership to improve curbside recycling in the US
December 1, 2015
The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Va., a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, announced that White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is the first alcohol company member, effective immediately, to join its program. As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide, the companies say.
Stella Artois, a brand of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Leuven, Belgium, and award-winning artist John Legend debuted "Under the Stars," an exclusive holiday single written and performed by Legend, which launched in conjunction with the Stella Artois Give Beautifully holiday campaign, the company says. The duet pays homage to the brand's name, "Stella," which directly translates to "star" in Latin, it adds.
Mile High Mixology Guide gives in-fight cocktail recipes
November 24, 2015
Boston-based Drizly, the technology company offering convenient alcohol delivery across the United States, unveiled its Mile High Mixology Guide. The guide features suggestions for travelers to become their own in-flight mixologist during holiday air travel this year, the company says.
Brotherhood of Bacardi Oakheart includes digital, social efforts
November 23, 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd.’s Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum is ramping up media efforts just in time for the holidays. Originally focused on four markets — California, Florida, Indiana and Texas — the brand plans to expand the campaign into other states in 2016.
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