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Heineken’s holiday program invites consumers to ‘Celebrate Together’

Beer brand releases holiday packaging as part of promotion

White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, announced this year’s “Celebrate Together” holiday program scheduled to hit retail outlets beginning Nov. 1. At the center of the program, limited-edition bottle labels and promotional packaging on Heineken Lager 12-packs will be available to enhance the holiday experience and drive repeat visits to retail outlets throughout November and December, the company says.


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Real Water launches limited-edition pink bottle to support Susan G. Komen

Brand partners with America’s Got Talent judge Mel B to promote breast cancer awareness

Las Vegas-based Real Water announced a new venture with one of its brand ambassadors and partners Melanie Brown to benefit Susan G. Komen. Brown, also known as Mel B, is a pop star and judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Together Real Water and Mel B have designed a limited-edition pink bottle in support of Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.


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Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates National Coffee Day

Company promotes holiday with app and other promotions

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands will celebrate National Coffee Day, which is Sunday, Sept. 29, by treating fans to a free small cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced coffee via a mobile offer eligible at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the United States.


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Double Cola announces ‘The Great Outdoors Sweepstakes’

Brand partners with L2 Boards to promote water sports

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co.’s Double Cola brand launched “The Great Outdoors Sweepstakes,” a promotion encouraging Chattanooga and the surrounding area consumers to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle. The sweepstakes is hosted in partnership with L2 Boards, an outdoor retailer also based in Chattanooga that offers stand-up paddle board (SUP) and kayak rentals and lessons as well as longboards and slacklines for purchase.


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Hispanic consumers crucial to adult beverage industry, Technomic says

Spirits, wine and beer preferences will influence trends

At nearly 33 million, U.S. Hispanics of legal drinking age (LDA) are important adult beverage consumers, and their influence will expand rapidly, according to Chicago-based Technomic Inc.’s “Special Trends in Adult Beverage (TAB) Report: Hispanic Consumer Insights.” By 2015, Hispanics will account for 15 percent of the total U.S. LDA population; by 2045, one-quarter of the U.S. LDA population will be Hispanic, it reports.


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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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