Mintel research shows 60 percent of fans consume food, beverages while watching sports on TV
September 10, 2015
The majority of sports fans agree that eating and drinking is a big part of watching sports (60 percent), according to Chicago-based Mintel. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports at home with at least half reaching for water, soda or beer.
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Strongbow Hard Apple Cider is gearing up to make this fall Strongbow Season with a fully integrated, 360-degree program that encourages consumers of legal drinking age to experience Strongbow at its “bestest” when it is served over ice, the company says. The program includes national TV advertising, targeted digital media, social media engagements and point-of-sale (POS) materials designed to drive purchase of Strongbow’s four flavors all season long, it adds.
Beer brand to produce content for online NFL interactions
September 8, 2015
Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, is teaming up with its partner Google to market unique, premium content directly to football fans through its new Full Season Football program, which features content from the NFL and other properties on Google Search and YouTube. Beginning Sept. 10, the beer brand, sports leagues and video platform will partner to capture football fans on the coveted second screen, the company says.
Coronado Brewing Co., Coronado, Calif., has been working to increase the efficiency and capacity of its brewery during the past few months. The current brewery will be expanding its capacity to 65,000 barrels due to its multi-million dollar renovation plan including the addition of four 240-barrel fermenters at the end of August, the company says. In addition to the fermenters, the brewery has been adding and upgrading some key components to help increase efficiency, it adds.
Beverage company partnered with Gratafy to offer thousands of rewards
September 2, 2015
Today, New York-based Heineken USA announced a new partnership with experiential marketing platform, Gratafy, to give complimentary beers to consumers 21 and older in select markets via Facebook and Twitter. The campaign aims to connect fans in social settings through social media in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston by offering a free Heineken, Heineken Light or Dos Equis at restaurants and bars partnered with Gratafy.
Xyience, a zero-calorie energy drink, re-launches today under its new ownership, Austin-based Big Red Inc. The re-launch unveils a new look for the energy drink line and the rollout of an integrated marketing campaign leveraging the college football season.
Denver-based urban winery The Infinite Monkey Theorem (TIMT) partnered with Whole Foods Market to roll out its signature, single-serve canned wines nationwide, offering consumers across the country endless opportunities to pick up a four-pack, the company says.
Lifeway Foods Inc., Morton Grove, Ill., a supplier of kefir cultured dairy products, today announced that Protein Kefir, the company's latest kefir innovation, has expanded distribution to Harris Teeter, and more retailers will be carrying the product within the coming months.
bottlePORT to release reusable bottles with dispensable caps
August 26, 2015
bottlePORT, Inc. aims to give mindful beverage drinkers convenience and value by introducing eco-friendly, natural ingredients line “bottlePORT.” In an agreement with NYSW Beverage Brands Inc. to be the exclusive “bottler,” the new company will redefine the dosing cap segment by using this technology to create a reusable bottle system that delivers several drinks per one bottle, the company says.