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Bai Brands signs distribution agreement with Dr Pepper Snapple

Companies will partner in most major markets
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Hamilton, N.J.-based Bai Brands, makers of Bai 5 all-natural, 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused beverages, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced a major distribution agreement that will put Bai Brands drinks in most major U.S. markets.


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Lakefront Brewery celebrates Black Friday with limited-edition beer

Third-annual Black Friday craft beer available one day only
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For the third year in a row, Milwaukee-based Lakefront Brewery Inc. is celebrating Black Friday with a limited-edition beer. The special brew, Black Friday Imperial India-Style Black Ale, will be available at the brewery on Nov. 29 only.


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Honest Tea releases new Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide

RTD tea marks company’s first zero-calorie option available in 16.9-ounce PET bottles
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Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co. based in Bethesda, Md., released its zero-calorie Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide.


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Flavored vodkas lose interest on-premise

Data show on-premise flavored vodka sales fell nearly 12 percent in Q3
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Restaurant Sciences LLC, Newton, Mass., reported that the sales of on-premise flavored vodkas fell 11.7 percent from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2013.


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Campbell reports sales decrease for US beverages in Q1

V8 juice drinks led beverage sales declines
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Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., reported a 2 percent decline in sales to nearly $2.2 billion for the first quarter of fiscal-year 2014, which includes the three months ending Oct. 27.


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Heaven Hill Distilleries opens $10.5 million artisanal distillery, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Distillery tour highlights legacy of Evan Williams
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Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Louisville, Ky., opened a new $10.5 million artisanal distillery to bring tourism and a unique brand experience for Evan Williams drinkers to the area. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience opened to the public on Nov. 15. The new artisanal distillery and tourism experience is officially the eighth stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and the first stop in Louisville.


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SodaStream launches Ocean Spray co-branded flavors

TV commercial features Ocean Spray veteran, rookie growers
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SodaStream, Mount Laurel, N.J., announced the launch of three new flavors co-branded with Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.


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Bacardi launches new campaign, bottle design

‘Bacardi Untameable Since 1862’ global campaign unites product portfolio
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Honoring its 150-year legacy, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Limited announced the launch of its new “Bacardi Untameable Since 1862” global marketing campaign, which tells the stories behind Bacardi rum and its origins in Cuba and inspires consumers to embrace life and live boldly to showcase their own “Irrepressible Spirit.”


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Campari America re-releases Wild Turkey 101 Rye in select markets

Fans call for return of rye whiskey after it disappears from shelves
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Wild Turkey, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, is bringing back its Wild Turkey 101 Rye. After an absence from the market for approximately a year because of the unexpected high demand, the Kentucky straight rye whiskey is returning to bars in select markets this month.


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Seattle’s Best offers free coffee to Black Friday workers

Coffee brand to give away ground coffee samples, free coffee at cafes
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Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., will give the 20 percent of Americans who will be working on Black Friday a pick-me-up with a free coffee offer.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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