Companies extend Master Distributor Agreement to 2028
August 26, 2016
The Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) and Anheuser-Busch (AB), St. Louis, announced a series of new commercial agreements that expand and strengthen the companies’ long-term relationship and create new growth opportunities for both companies, they say. The agreements include an amended and extended master distribution agreement, a new contract brewing arrangement, and a new international distribution agreement.
Bai Brands, Princeton, N.J., announced that it has partnered with VH1 Save the Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music education. ThroughSept. 30, Bai will donate a portion of proceeds from every bottle and can sold to the foundation, up to a maximum of$150,000.
Distribution deal places cold-pressed lemonades in 250 Sprouts locations
August 22, 2016
New York-based Honeydrop Beverages announced that its cold-pressed honey lemonades now are available at 250 Sprouts Farmers Market stores nationwide. The specialty grocery chain will carry three Local Raw Honey Lemonade flavors:
Beginning this fall, Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co. will distribute nationwide Bozeman, Mont.-based Dog Tag Brewing Foundation’s Legacy Lager. Sales of Legacy Lager benefits charities created or selected by Gold Star Families, it says.
Will cover all channel in $1.74 trillion US food industry
August 19, 2016
Chicago-based Technomic Inc. announced that its new 2016/17 U.S. Food Industry Universe analysis will provide coverage of all channels within the $1.74 trillion U.S. food industry, including retail grocery and foodservice.
Almond milk will be available in restaurants nationwide by end of August
August 18, 2016
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts announced that its lineup of pumpkin coffees and baked goods will return to its restaurants nationwide before the end of the month. Starting Aug. 18, Metro New York began serving pumpkin-flavored coffee, lattes and macchiatos. The brand’s full pumpkin menu, including coffees, donuts, Munchkins and muffins, will be available for a limited time in all Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide no later than Aug. 29, the company says.
Functional is the name of the game when it comes to new product development these days. For the readers of Beverage Industry, this theory proved true as Trimino Protein Infused Water was the Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll for July.
New sessionable available in Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack
August 16, 2016
Angry Orchard, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced the launch of Easy Apple, its newest less-sweet hard cider. Easy Apple offers consumers an easy-drinking hard cider option from Angry Orchard that’s lower in calories and sessionable, the company says. The hard cider will be introduced in six-packs in select states this month, includingWashington State,Oregon,Idaho,Montana,ArkansasandRhode Island. Easy Apple also will be available nationwide in the Angry Orchard Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, it adds.