Industry veteran Chester Brandes to head new division
June 7, 2016
Bulldog Gin, New York, will form a new business unit responsible for the development and execution of the brand's commercial strategy in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin Americaand the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the on-premise, announced Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bulldog Gin Anshuman Vohra.
Switching to bottled water saves the equivalent of 87 cheeseburgers a year
June 7, 2016
The tremendous rise in U.S. bottled water consumption has resulted in significant caloric savings, according to a new study from the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), New York. As Americans increasingly have opted for calorie-free bottled water instead of other beverages, they have collectively cut 61 to 68 trillion calories during the past 15 years (2000-2015), the market research firm reports.
New Teavana premium teas to capitalize on multi billion-dollar RTD tea category
June 6, 2016
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. announced that they are working together to produce, bottle, distribute and market the first Teavana ready-to-drink (RTD) teas expected to launch in the United States in the first half of 2017.
Premium spirits company Milestone Brands LLC, Austin, Texas, announced the acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Nashville, Tenn.-based Windy Hill Spirits. Milestone Brands LLC, which also recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila, was formed in February by Eric Dopkins, former chief executive officer of Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka.
Nitrate-free bottled water brand launches in Kroger stores across US
May 31, 2016
New York-based Aqua Carpatica has earned national distribution for its naturally sparkling mineral and still spring varieties in Kroger stores. The brand's authorization at Kroger will significantly increase availability for its naturally alkaline, nitrate-free waters throughout the United States, the company says.
Mango Pineapple, Blackberry Fruited Iced Teas available for a limited-time this summer
May 31, 2016
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts announced the launch of its latest beverage innovation: Fruited Iced Teas. Exclusively available at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across the six New England states this summer, Fruited Iced Teas feature the brand's freshly-brewed black or green iced tea sweetened with fruit juice and real fruit, the company says. Dunkin' Donuts' Fruited Iced Teas are offered in two varieties — Mango Pineapple and Blackberry — with both containing fewer than 100 calories for any size, it adds.
Brand also launching packaging redesign for 120th anniversary
May 26, 2016
This summer, Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, announced it will run a retail and on-premise program encouraging consumers to Choose Interesting and make the most of the season’s celebrations, while fans anticipate the launch of the next Most Interesting Man in the World.
Bottled water poised to the be largest beverage category by volume in America by 2017
May 25, 2016
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., in conjunction with New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), released 2015 bottled water statistics, which show that Americans’ consumption of bottled water increased by 7.9 percent and bottled water sales are up 8.9 percent from the previous year, according to the companies.