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Coca-Cola Americas announces management, organizational changes

CCA President Steve Cahillane steps down

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced management and organizational changes related to Coca-Cola Americas in order to accelerate growth. Following the reorganization of the company’s operating structure last year, The Coca-Cola Co. is taking further action to streamline its focus and expedite its refranchising to independent bottling partners.


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Convenience store shopping increases during holiday season

Consumers are more likely to buy a drink at a c-store while holiday shopping

As consumers rush to finish their holiday shopping, they say they will rely more on convenience stores for beverages and snacks, stocking stuffers, party items and cash from ATMs, according to a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.


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Samuel Adams releases lager infographic

The Boston Beer Co. chart released in celebration of National Lager Day

In celebration of National Lager Day, Dec. 10, Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., released an infographic detailing historical facts compiled by its brewers as well as survey results compiled by Wakefield Research, Arlington, Va.


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Lagers lead with beer drinkers, according to Anheuser-Busch survey

St. Louis-based company toasts National Lager Day

This National Lager Day, Dec. 10, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch will raise a toast to the popular beer style — and with good reason. A new survey conducted by the brewer and KRC Research found that many adults still say that lager is their favorite type of beer, despite the ever-increasing interest in different styles of beers and brewing.


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Swire Coca-Cola highlights sustainable projects

Bottler’s Draper, Utah, facility earns LEED Silver certification

In order to help give back to the communities in which it operates, Swire Coca-Cola USA, Draper, Utah, partnered with several organizations to aid in the safe return of water to the areas.


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Brown-Forman reports strong first-half results

Jack Daniel’s brand leads growth

Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, Ky., reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of its fiscal-year 2014, which ended Oct. 31. In the second quarter, the company’s reported net sales grew by 6 percent to nearly $1.1 billion and reported operating income grew 19 percent to $311 million compared with the prior-year period. For the first six months of the year, reported net sales increased 4 percent and reported operating income increased 9 percent.


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Ito En enters coffee market

Jay Street Coffee leverages company’s expertise in ready-to-drink teas

Known for its ready-to-drink line of Teas’ Tea beverages, Ito En North America Inc. has entered the coffee segment with its new ready-to-drink Jay Street Coffees.


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Premium alcohol beverages boost on-premise sales

Consumers are ‘drinking less but drinking better,’ Technomic reports

Premium adult beverages are providing momentum to the on-premise channel, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s 2013 BarTAB Report. Although the channel is slowing overall as consumers control their spending, higher-priced spirits and beers are growing in restaurants and bars, Technomic reports. In 2012, the on-premise channel grew in 0.7 percent in total volume to reach 1.9 billion gallons, and sales rose 3.5 percent to $97.3 billion, it reports. However, Technomic projects there will be slight declines in volume but continued dollar growth in 2013 and 2014.


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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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