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Honest Tea introduces Honest Splash

February 21, 2013

Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea, an independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, launched a new beverage line called Honest Splash. The 70-calorie juice-based drinks are sweetened only with organic fruit juice and contain between 30 and 31 percent juice, the company says.


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Francis Ford Coppola positions wines for Oscar celebrations

February 20, 2013

Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola, who won Best Director in 1975 for “The Godfather: Part II,” is positioning two of his wines for consumers’ Oscar-themed parties.


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Samuel Adams to launch Boston Lager in cans

February 19, 2013

Samuel Adams, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced that for the first time it plans to offer Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can that is designed to closely match the experience of drinking beer from a glass, the company says. The “Sam Can,” which is the result of two years of ergonomic and sensory research and testing, will hit shelves in early summer 2013, just in time for outdoor drinking occasions.


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Campbell reports Q2, first-half 2013 results

February 19, 2013

Camden, N.J.-based The Campbell Soup Co. reported a sales increase of 10 percent, with an organic sales increase of 1 percent, reaching $2.3 billion in the second quarter of the 2013 fiscal year. In addition, the company reported a 5 percent increase in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) including its acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.


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Bacardi unveils Pineapple Fusion rum

February 18, 2013

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., unveiled its latest addition to Bacardi’s flavored rum lineup, Bacardi Pineapple Fusion, at the NBA on TNT All-Star Saturday Night Party in Houston.


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Nestlé reports good performance in 2012

February 14, 2013

Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, reported a positive sales increase of 10.2 percent, reaching $99.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.


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PepsiCo reports full-year, Q4 2012 results

February 14, 2013

PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., reported core earnings per share of $1.09 for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $4.10 for the full year, with organic revenue growth of 5 percent for both the quarter and the full year. Overall, the company reported net revenue of approximately $20.2 billion for the quarter and $66.5 billion for the year. Its beverage division reported net revenue of approximately $6.3 billion for the quarter and $22.4 billion for the year.


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AB InBev, Constellation Brands reach revised Grupo Modelo agreement

February 14, 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, and Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced a revised agreement that establishes Chicago-based Crown Imports as the No. 3 producer and marketer of beer in the United States through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business.


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Sparkling wine sales explode during Valentine’s Day week, research shows

February 14, 2013

Research from market research firm Nielsen, New York, found that U.S. consumers love to indulge their sweethearts on Valentine’s Day — especially with specialty beverages.


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Athletes help Wat-aah meet its mission

Marques Colston, Patrick Peterson encourage healthy hydration with Wat-aah
February 12, 2013

When Rose Cameron spoke with Beverage Industry for its August 2012 edition, the Wat-aah founder and chief executive officer expressed the roots of her mission to convince kids that water can be a cool drink. But in order to make water the No. 1 hydration choice for kids, Cameron knows it will take building an emotional desire toward the Wat-aah brand to accomplish that goal.


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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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