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KonaRed expands partnership with Splash Beverage Group

Sales and marketing agreement to complement distribution relationship

KonaRed Corp., Koloa, Hawaii, announced that it has formally expanded its relationship with Splash Beverage Group Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., by signing a sales and marketing agreement to complement the duo’s distribution agreement.


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Celsius Holdings reports 65 percent revenue increase in Q1

Revenue reached a record $3.9 million in the quarter

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Celsius Holdings Inc. reported its financial results for the three months ending March 31. The company marked a 65 percent increase in revenue to $3.9 million in the quarter, with domestic sales increasing 16 percent and international sales increasing 133 percent, it says. As such, gross profit increased 61 percent to $1.4 million.


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Cheribundi juices now available in Key Food stores

Fruit Refresh Blends also join Quik Chek stores

Cheribundi Inc., Geneva, N.Y., announced that 32-ounces bottles of its same-named Tart Cherry Juice and Tart Cherry Juice Light now are available in the cold box and produce section at Key Food locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


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Shock Top celebrates National Pretzel Day with themed beer

Limited-edition Twisted Pretzel Wheat available at beer festivals, special events, on draft

To celebrate National Pretzel Day on April 26, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top brand blended the taste of a cold beer with the taste and smell of a warm, fresh pretzel in its newest limited-edition beer: Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat. The brand will serve the Belgian-style unfiltered wheat at special events nationwide and on draft at select locations for a limited time.


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Pernod Ricard USA signs new distribution agreements

Spirits and wine company renews, expands distribution contracts, effective July 1

Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the renewal of its partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), Houston, and the expansion of its relationship with Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., both effective July 1.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.


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American Beverage Association celebrates Earth Day

Association highlights environmental initiatives of non-alcohol beverage industry

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., highlighted the environmental initiatives of the U.S. non-alcohol beverage industry that it supports.


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Boyd's Coffee launches single-serve coffees for retail, foodservice

New product design uses less packaging

Portland, Ore.-based Boyd Coffee Co. is launching a new generation of single-serve coffees for single-cup coffee brewers. The new Boyd’s Coffee cups' soft mesh filters use less packaging than the traditional rigid-side cups and also enable coffee drinkers to smell the coffees’ fresh-roasted aromas, the company says.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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