Minds + Machines Pioneer Program enables craft brewer to create targeted online presence
December 9, 2014
Fort Collins, Colo.-based craft brewer New Belgium Brewing Co. joined the Minds + Machines Pioneer Program for .beer URLs. New Belgium will be one of the first breweries to use and promote the .beer domains, which include newbelgium.beer, nbb.beer, sour.beer, find.beer and more.
Bottler will add Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., to territories
December 8, 2014
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced it has signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., territories, which currently are served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. (CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.
Harris Poll finds that beer is top choice for year-round consumption
December 3, 2014
Although a number of brand owners have been reaching out to consumers to highlight ideal food and beverage pairings with their signature beverage offerings, research suggests that the time of year also can have an impact on what consumers want to drink.
Consumers can tweet the import beer company to win party plus-up service
December 2, 2014
This holiday season, White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is offering consumers of legal drinking age the ability to enhance their parties and get-togethers with the Heineken beer brand. The brand’s #SparkMyParty holiday delivery service will bring holiday plus-ups right to consumers’ doorsteps, the company says.
Licensing agreement will bring Community Coffee K-Cups to market in spring 2015
December 1, 2014
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., and Community Coffee Co., Baton Rouge, La., announced a multi-year licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement to bring Community Coffee to Keurig portion-pack formats for consumer and commercial Keurig hot-brewing systems. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner named brand’s new ambassador
December 1, 2014
Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc. signed San Antonio Spurs Forward-Center Matt Bonner as its newest brand ambassador. Nicknamed “The Red Mamba,” Bonner will appear on Big Red soda displays at hundreds of stores across central and south Texas beginning this month. Next spring, the brand also plans to host a text-to-win sweepstakes through which fans can win Bonner’s autographed Spurs jersey.
AB InBev subsidiary to host release events in nine cities
November 26, 2014
On Friday, Nov. 28, Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. will release its Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) line of barrel-aged beers through special beer-centric Black Friday events in nine cities including Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Philadelphia; Phoenix; San Francisco; Los Angeles; and Jacksonville, Fla. Black Friday has become a beer drinker’s holiday and a true reminder that good things come to those that wait, according to the brand of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium.
Comax Flavors has developed a list of the anticipated flavor trends for 2015 and divided them into four groups: Melting Pot, In a Nutshell, Coffee House and Breakfast Anytime. Flavors in each of these collections are versatile and can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications including ready-to-drink beverages, alcohol beverages and dairy products, among others, the company says.