Former Vita Coco president assumes leadership with spirits company
December 1, 2015
The Board of Directors of New Rochelle, N.Y.-based Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. (SFIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mast-Jagermeister, named Jeffrey B. Popkin as the company's chief executive officer.
Partnership to improve curbside recycling in the US
December 1, 2015
The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Va., a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, announced that White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is the first alcohol company member, effective immediately, to join its program. As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide, the companies say.
Stella Artois, a brand of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Leuven, Belgium, and award-winning artist John Legend debuted "Under the Stars," an exclusive holiday single written and performed by Legend, which launched in conjunction with the Stella Artois Give Beautifully holiday campaign, the company says. The duet pays homage to the brand's name, "Stella," which directly translates to "star" in Latin, it adds.
Mile High Mixology Guide gives in-fight cocktail recipes
November 24, 2015
Boston-based Drizly, the technology company offering convenient alcohol delivery across the United States, unveiled its Mile High Mixology Guide. The guide features suggestions for travelers to become their own in-flight mixologist during holiday air travel this year, the company says.
Brotherhood of Bacardi Oakheart includes digital, social efforts
November 23, 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd.’s Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum is ramping up media efforts just in time for the holidays. Originally focused on four markets — California, Florida, Indiana and Texas — the brand plans to expand the campaign into other states in 2016.
Limited-edition packaging commemorates Matt Bonner’s career with San Antonio Spurs
November 17, 2015
Big Red Inc., Austin, Texas, teamed up with the NBA's Matt Bonner for a limited-edition 2-liter bottle of its same-named red soda brand to commemorate Bonner’s 10 year professional basketball career in San Antonio. Bonner is one of only six players to join the team's exclusive 10 year club.
Innova Market Insights offers 10 trends dominating the market
November 17, 2015
The clean-eating trend has inspired a back-to-basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in The Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights' Top Ten Trends list for 2016. New global products tracked with an "organic" claim have risen from 6.3 percent in the first half of 2013 to 9.5 percent in the first half of 2015, the market research firm says. A surge in "free from" launches and "flexitarian" options also has been reported. A live webinar at 10 a.m. EDT on Nov. 24 will provide an overview of all the key trends, it adds.
Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced an agreement to acquire San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. One of the fastest growing craft beer companies in the United States, Ballast Point beer portfolio contains more than 40 different varieties, including its Sculpin IPA and Grapefruit Sculpin IPA, the company says. The partnership with Ballast Point will enable Constellation Brands to compete in the craft beer segment, further strengthening its position in the highest end of the U.S. beer market, it adds.