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PepsiCo reports Q3 2013 results

PepsiCo Americas Beverages division reports slight declines in the quarter
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Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo reported net revenue of $16.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013. This marks 1.5 percent growth in the quarter and 2 growth percent year-to-date, the company reports. Organic revenue grew 3.3 percent in the quarter and 3.9 percent year-to-date, and core constant currency operating profit rose 3 percent in the quarter, reflecting increased advertising and marketing expense and $28 million of incremental investments.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports Q3, YTD 2013 results

Company reports 25th consecutive quarter of value share growth
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The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta reported its third-quarter and year-to-date 2013 results, noting continued global value share gains in total non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages. Worldwide volume grew 2 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, with North American volume up 1 percent in the quarter and year-to-date, the company reports.


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Bai announces plans to expand distribution nationwide next year

Antioxidant beverages will reach 12,000 new retail outlets
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Bai Brands, Princeton, N.J., announced a series of expansion plans that would put its line of all-natural, 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused Bai 5 drinks in all 50 states by the end of 2014.


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Absolut releases new city-inspired flavored vodka

Bottle design was crowdsourced through partnership with Threadless
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Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the latest limited-edition, city-inspired flavor in its Absolut Vodka portfolio: Absolut Chicago.


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Dunkin Donuts launches Apple Pie seasonal coffee

Other seasonal flavors return to shelves for limited time
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Orrville, Ohio-based The J.M. Smucker Co. launched new Apple Pie ground coffee and re-released Pumpkin Spice and Mocha Mint ground coffees for the fall and winter seasons under the Dunkin Donuts brand name.


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New Belgium Brewing announces Ohio distributor network

Nine new partners form network in brand’s 35th state
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Fort Collins, Colo.-based New Belgium Brewing signed deals with nine wholesale partners to distribute its beer in Ohio starting Dec. 16. New Belgium’s 22-ounce Fat Tire, Ranger India Pale Ale (IPA), seasonal release Accumulation White IPA and Lips of Faith beers will be available throughout the state as a result of the new partnerships. Some draught offerings might come online in the initial rollout as well.


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Peter B’s Brewpub hosts annual Monterey Beer Garden

Area craft brewers gather to benefit Save Our Shores
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Peter B’s Brewpub, a Monterey, Calif.-based craft brewery, hosted its 3rd Annual Monterey Beer Garden.


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Fall flavors surge in vodka, infographic reports

Seasonal favorites inspire cocktails in on-premise channel
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Cranberry, caramel, apple, cinnamon and pumpkin are among the top flavors featured in flavored vodkas this fall, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s online Digital Resource Information Knowledgebase (DRINK) database.


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Glenfiddich Scotch whisky launches new global ad campaign

Advertising focuses on how family-owned business enables brand to retain character
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Glenfiddich single-malt Scotch whisky, a product of New York-based William Grant & Sons, announced the U.S. launch of its new global advertising campaign.


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Wat-aah! releases special-edition Halloween bottle

Wat-aah! Boo bottle will continue brand’s support of Drink Up
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New York-based Wat-aah! released its Wat-aah! Boo limited-edition bottle to celebrate Halloween and to promote healthy hydration in support of the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) Drink Up initiative. On the label, the brand's Wat-aah! Boy character is portrayed in silhouette and screaming, "Boo!" to surprise its audience, the company describes.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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