Mountain Dew, Aquafina lead sports-marketing initiatives
April 13, 2015
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. announced a new multiyear marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), New York, to be the official marketing partner of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) and USA Basketball beginning next season.
Hard cider brand encourages consumers to drink over ice
April 7, 2015
Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, is gearing up to hit the refresh button on summer from May through August with a fully integrated 360-degree program that invites shoppers to experience Strongbow at its “bestest” when it is served over ice.
Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced that through its partnership with Oprah Winfrey, which began a year ago, sales of Teavana Oprah Chai have now raised more than $5 million for youth organizations in the United States and Canada.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA announced that, effective July 1, Ronald den Elzen, the current managing director of Heineken Portugal, will become chief executive officer, and current chief executive officer Dolf van den Brink will become chief executive officer of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma (CM)/Heineken Mexico.
Bacardi Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, expanded its portfolio of super-premium spirits with the acquisition of Louisville-based Angel’s Share Brands; its subsidiary, Louisville Distilling Co.; and its Angel’s Envy brand. This deal marks the company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector.
Beer brand partners again with Neil Patrick Harris
March 30, 2015
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Heineken Light beer brand is so confident that it's the best-tasting light beer that it is offering a money back guarantee. To inspire consumers of legal drinking age to try the light beer, the brand once again is partnering with celebrity Neil Patrick Harris on a new commercial and digital video to bring the offer to life in a humorous way.
Consumers can purchase entries to win a custom-built chopper
March 26, 2015
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.’s Inca Kola brand and its Clifton, N.J.-based bottler Continental Food and Beverage Inc. (CF&B) announced the launch of a charity promotion to raise funds for Easter Seals New York’s Veterans Count program. The program will bring together the resources of Inca Kola, Orange Country Choppers (OCC), Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and AXS TV.
Kraft Heinz Co. would be third largest food and beverage company in North America
March 25, 2015
Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement to form The Kraft Heinz Co., which would make the new company the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth largest in the world, the companies report.
The May 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about custom messaging for baby boomers, as well as articles about NVE Pharmaceuticals, sports and protein drinks and more. Check it out today!