Shazam Coffee first from Keurig-authorized distributor
October 7, 2014
Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Brockton, Mass.-based office products dealer W.B. Mason Co. Inc. signed a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason’s Shazam Coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot-brewing system in away-from-home channels. Shazam will be the first brand to come into the Keurig family from a Keurig-authorized distributor.
New Heineken USA ad recommends serving cider over ice
October 3, 2014
Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., launched a new marketing campaign, “Cider at its Bestest.” The new, national campaign explains to consumers that Strongbow is best served over ice and includes the brand’s first U.S. TV spot, “Slow Motion Horse.”
Fans can submit selfies to triple chances of winning a trip for two to Seattle
October 2, 2014
Fifty Shades of Grey Wine, a line of red and white wines blended by “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E L James, is offering fans a chance to live like the literary trilogy’s main characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, for a weekend and attend a showing of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie in Seattle during its opening weekend in February.
Day 1 focuses on regulatory, commercial, economic value of the three-tier system
September 30, 2014
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Alexandria, Va., kicked off the first full day of its 77th Annual Convention on Sept. 29 in New Orleans. The first full day of the convention focused on the regulatory, commercial and economic value of distributors.
Healthy soft drinks will account for half of global soft drink retail sales this year, Euromonitor reports
September 30, 2014
Market research firm Euromonitor International, Chicago, released new data on the health-and-wellness industry, which it reports has grown by 6.75 percent in current value terms to reach $774 billion this year.
Holiday variety available through the end of the year
September 29, 2014
Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is bringing back its limited-edition Sprite Cranberry and Sprite Cranberry Zero holiday beverages in response to consumer requests. Both beverages will become available in late September and remain on shelves through the end of the year.