Company to assume responsibility for newly acquired brands
September 12, 2016
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA will embark on a new era of business for its emerging global Heineken brands with the creation of Five Points Trading Co., a new venture aimed at incubating a range of popular global beers in the United States, the company says. With the development of Five Points Trading Co., Heineken USA will be bringing its emerging premium brands back in-house, while utilizing the resources and expertise of the company’s established distribution network, it says.
Official reveal synced with brand’s College Football Playoff sponsorship
September 9, 2016
Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, released a feature film-style trailer, titled “Cantina,” that reveals a glimpse of the new Most Interesting Man in the World. Timelessly masculine, the new Most Interesting Man is edgier and more daring, and fans can rest assured this is merely the first look at him, the company says. In October, Dos Equis will release “Challenger,” a full-length commercial that will illuminate how interesting has evolved and how the new character continues to embody the legendary status, it adds.
New flavored malt beverage inspired by aguas frescas
September 9, 2016
Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture between London-based SAB Miller plc and Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., announced it is releasing Zumbida,a beverage inspiredby traditional Mexican aguas frescas with akick, the company says. Zumbida carries a fruit flavor that is characteristic of aguas frescas and can be enjoyed by both fans of the Mexican beverage anddrinkers who want to explore other flavors and styles, it adds.
At-home sparkling water system carbonates up to 60 liters of water
September 8, 2016
Airport City, Israel-based SodaStream International Ltd. announced the arrival of its newest sparkling water maker. Previously unveiled at the International Home & Housewares Show with the name Spirit, the entry-level machine,with the U.S.-specific name of The Fizzi, arrives on American retail shelves this month.
Series highlights social responsibility, community members doing good
September 7, 2016
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. debuted “Upstanders,” its first original content series, which aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility, the company says. The series features 10 stories, each told in written, video and podcast form, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.
Brand launches marketing campaign featuring former NFL players
September 6, 2016
When the NFL season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8, Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, will be celebrating the fans that have made football the No. 1sport in America, it says. Bud Light, also the Official Beer Sponsor of the NFL, already has released 720 million of its newly redesigned NFL team cans and will launch a nationwide marketing campaign featuring those cans along with a TV spot starring former NFL playersBo Jackson,Justin TuckandTim Couch, the company says.
Smart Cube uses Bluetooth technology to communicate to bartenders
September 6, 2016
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. announced the release of Smart Cube technology from Martini. The traditional ice cube-shaped device can be added to a drink in addition to regular, square ice cubes.
Coffee segment’s market share increased to 4 percent
September 2, 2016
Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within the coffee space — such as cold-brewed and pour-over coffee, reports Chicago-based Technomic, a Winsight company.