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Krispy Kreme, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA announce coffee licensing agreement

Krispy Kreme packaged coffee now available at amazon.com, other U.S. retailers

Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Portsmouth, Va., announced a multi-year licensing agreement for Massimo Zanetti to roast and distribute Krispy Kreme coffee for sale in grocery, mass-merchandise and club stores as well as online at www.amazon.com. The duo plans to expand availability to other online locations in the future.


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Keurig expands partnership for Dunkin’ K-Cup Packs

New agreement will put branded K-Cups in retail outlets nationwide

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., Orrville, Ohio-based The J.M. Smucker Co., and Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. expanded their partnership by signing agreements for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Dunkin' K-Cup packs at retailers nationwide in the United States, Canada and online. 


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Former Coca-Cola president Donald Keough passes away at 88

Current Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent remembers the leader

Donald Keough, a longtime executive of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, died Tuesday, Feb. 24 at age 88. Keough served as the company’s president from 1981 to 1993. After his tenure as president, Keough returned to the company in 2004 as a director and served on its advisory board through 2014.


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Readers vote for their favorite new product of January

Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine finishes with most votes

In Beverage Industry’s 2015 New Product Development Outlook study, 18 percent of respondents named cinnamon as a top-selling flavor for2015. Although we are early into the new year, it seems as those the readers of the magazine are carrying that assessment in their voting records.


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Honest Tea to launch three organic, zero-calorie beverages

Coca-Cola subsidiary also revamps Honest Fizz line

Honest Tea, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is expanding its zero-calorie beverage offerings this year with three new varieties: two unsweetened, caffeine-free herbal iced teas and a zero-calorie organic soda. All will be for sale in natural food stores and the natural food aisles of mainstream grocers starting in March. In addition to the new product launches, the company is following through on its commitment to convert all varieties of its Honest Fizz line to organic certification, a goal set since the zero-calorie sodas were first introduced in early 2013.


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AB releases Lemon-Ade-Rita

Summer seasonal joins Bud Light Lime Ritas portfolio

St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch announced that its Bud Light Lime Ritas portfolio will add a summer seasonal to its lineup: Lemon-Ade-Rita.


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612Brew targets growth with addition of Rexam cans

Ball tenders offer to acquire Rexam

Looking to expand its reach and bring its beers to even more customers, Minneapolis-based 612Brew launched three of its distinctive craft brews — Six, Unrated Rye IPA and Gateway Park Lager — in 12-ounce cans from Rexam Beverage Can North America, Chicago.


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Heineken brings UCL excitement to U.S. consumers

#ChampionTheMatch campaign brings exclusive content and experiences, special-edition packaging

To help U.S. soccer fans get into the action of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) games, Heineken is kicking off its 2015 #ChampionTheMatch UCL campaign. The brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA will give fans of legal drinking age access to soccer legends through the Twitter handle @HeinekenSoccer, new Heineken UCL packages featuring contests, and a chance to get up close with the Champions League trophy, the brand says.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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