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Jones Soda launches Michigan-themed series

Limited-edition Jones Sodas bottled and sold in Michigan

Jones Soda Co., Seattle, announced the launch of its Michigan-themed Jones Sodas, which are bottled and sold exclusively in Michigan.


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American Beverage Consortium announces eBev 2013 speakers

Companies represented include AB InBev, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, E. & J. Gallo and more

American Beverage Consortium announced key speakers who will showcase their digital marketing strategies at eBev 2013, a national beverage marketing conference taking place Oct. 23-25 in Denver.


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C&C Group adds new trading division for on-trade wine portfolio

International Wine Services to market Oliver & Greg’s, other on-trade wines

Dublin-based C&C Group launched its International Wine Services (IWS) trading division to manage and market its newly acquired on-trade wine portfolio that includes the Oliver & Greg's brand, which it acquired earlier this year.


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FSMA takes a preventive approach to safety

Food Safety Modernization Act raises industry standards

During the first quarter of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported 316 food recalls, according to Stericycle ExpertRecall, Indianapolis.


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Food safety focus on packaging

As the Food Safety Modernization Act materializes, packaging operations come under a microscope.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), coupled with increased media coverage of food borne illness outbreaks, contributed to the attention that food safety received at Pack Expo International 2012.


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Vemma Nutrition Co. doubles sales in one year

Verve energy drink brand helps boost sales

Vemma Nutrition Co. announced that its sales reached $20 million per month in July, which is a record for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company.


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Cider-makers laud congressmen for introducing industry legislation

Manufacturers urge Congress to pass legislation to grow industry, jobs

Congressmen Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Chris Collins, R-N.Y., introduced the bipartisan Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The act would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages to allow hard cider-makers increased flexibility in their final products without potentially facing increased tax liability.


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Sun Orchard Juicery acquires 4U2U Brands

Fruit 66 and Epic brand juices primarily sold in schools

Sun Orchard Juicery, Tempe, Ariz., purchased a majority interest in the assets of 4U2U Brands, a Richmond, Va.-based company that produces and sells a line of 100 percent juices in 8-ounce cans.


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Jamba releases Q2 results

Comparable store sales up approximately 2 percent

Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif., reported unaudited financial results for the second fiscal quarter that ended July 2. The company recorded a quarterly comparable store sales increase of 2.2 percent for company-owned stores, driven by increases in store traffic and average check.


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MillerCoors reports decrease in Q2 revenue

Declines due to weak sales in premium-light and economy segments

Parent companies SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. reported a 2.9 percent decline for Chicago-based MillerCoors to nearly $2.2 billion in total net sales during the second quarter.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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