Teletrac and Navman Wireless offers insights into new telematics options
June 29, 2015
As with any other form of technology, telematics solutions are always changing. From new devices to new software solutions, telematics suppliers are innovating to offer more effective and efficient solutions. Marco Encinas, product manager for Teletrac and Navman Wireless, Garden Grove, Calif., gives Beverage Industry insights to new innovations in telematics devices.
Celestial Seasonings Inc., a brand of The Hain Celestial Group Inc., Boulder Colo., announced that nine of its teas, including Sleepytime Herbal Tea,– have received Non-GMO Project Verification. This announcement is the first step in an ongoing process through which the brand intends to achieve Non-GMO Project Verification for all of its bagged specialty teas, the company says.
Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. These investments will support growth of its brands and reinforce the beer company's commitment to the U.S. communities where it operates through local spending and jobs, the company says. The beer company plans to spend an estimated $850 million on brewery- and packaging-expansion projects, $220 million on product innovation initiatives, and $720 million in sustaining and increasing efficiency of its existing footprint, it adds.
Atotonilco, Mexico-based Patrón Spirits is introducing a new addition to its Patrón Citrónge liqueur portfolio. Patrón Citrónge Mango is crafted from the highest-quality Ataulfo mangos from the Mexican states of Nayarit and Chiapas, the company says.
Summer is here, and Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc.’s Pepsi brand is offering consumers one-of-a-kind fan experiences to some of the hottest music and sporting events, restaurants and travel destinations, it says. The brand announced how it will kick off the season with a summer campaign that will offer consumers prizes as well as a new mobile app that invites fans to "pop open music every hour."
New York-based Castle Brands Inc., a developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium branded spirits, reported financial results for the quarter and 2015 fiscal year, ending March 31.
This summer, Los Angeles will welcome 7,000 inspirational athletes from 177 different countries to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
To celebrate, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, founding partner of Special Olympics, has assembled a team of artists to record a unified song for the World Games titled “Reach Up.” The new song debuts will be performed during the World Games, the company says.
Ranking top 100 beverage brands based on 2014 sales
June 12, 2015
Consumer interest in craft beers has caused an explosion in the beer category in 2014. This year, Anheuser-Busch Inbev took the top spot on Beverage Industry's compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2014 sales.