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Kona Brewing Co. invites fans to share their summer bucket lists

Sweepstakes offers chance to win Hawaiian summer fun prize package

Kona Brewing Co., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, invites its beer fans of legal drinking age to share their summer fun photos with the Kona Brewing Summer Bucket List sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will be treated to an endless summer of bucket list activities in the surf, sun and sand in Hawaii.


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Starbucks adds new summer drinks

Valencia Orange, Orange Spice Iced Coffee and Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade join lineup

Kicking off the start of summer, Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. introduced a new lineup of summer beverages.


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Essentia Water promotes hydration with summer giveaway

50-day contest awards daily winners with hydration prize packs

Bothell, Wash.-based Essentia Water kicked off its Super Summer Hydration Giveaway on June 21. The 50-day online promotion runs through Aug. 9 and is hosted at www.essentiawater.com/super and on Essentia’s Facebook page.


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Report depicts new rules for CPG brands, retailers

Positive 2012 sales for food, beverage, household products, report states

Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are dealing with new rules of consumer engagement as they seize opportunities from advanced technology and the digitally connected consumer, according to the 2013 Financial Performance Report titled “Growth Strategies: Unlocking the Power of the Consumer” by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., and PwC US, New York. Despite the overall slowing of net sales growth rates in 2012, the report notes that food, beverage and household products companies experienced positive net sales growth of 7.0 percent, 5.5 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.


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Mike’s Hard Lemonade pairs with Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelsohn

Partnership pairs FMBs with summer dishes in support of summer campaign

Chicago-based Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. announced a partnership with celebrity chef and former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn in support of its July 4 consumer promotion, which begins June 19. The in-store promotion offers one winner and 11 friends the chance to win a trip to New York City to attend a private barbecue hosted by Spike.


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Boston Beer Co. brings back Brewlywed beer

Special brew available for one day only

Samuel Adams brewers at Boston-based The Boston Beer Co. have brought back Samuel Adams Brewlywed Ale for another limited release. The Belgian-style "bride ale" will be available only on June 26 exclusively at the Boston Brewery, according to the brand.


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Consumer spending unchanging with the times

As the economy improves, a majority of Americans are not returning to their pre-recession ways, according to Deloitte’s 2013 American Pantry Study.


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Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot

Concha y Toro added Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot to its portfolio.


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Vita Coco launches kids drinks line

Vita Coco Kids available at Target stores nationwide in July

New York-based Vita Coco launched Vita Coco Kids, a new line of coconut water beverages formulated especially for children between the ages of 2 and 8. The new beverages will be available in Apple Island, Paradise Punch and Very Cherry Beach flavors.


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The Top 100 beverage companies of 2012

Ranking beverage companies by 2012 sales

The beverage marketplace continues to make strides against the economic downturn that hampered consumers and businesses beginning in 2008. In Beverage Industry’s compilation of the Top 100 beverage companies based on 2012 sales, The Coca-Cola Co. continued to lead the list by recording an additional $1.5 billion in sales compared with 2011.


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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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