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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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Green Mountain Coffee to celebrate Fair Trade Month

Company partners with music artist Kelly Clarkson for special promotion, concert

This October, Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) will celebrate Fair Trade Month with its “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Choose Fair Trade” integrated awareness campaign. In partnership with music artist Kelly Clarkson, the campaign aims to educate and encourage consumers to purchase Fair Trade Certified products.


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Nestlé Waters enters liquid concentrate segment

Nestea Liquid Water Enhancers available in Target stores initially

Nestlé Waters North America, Stamford, Conn., took its first step into the liquid concentrate segment by launching Nestea Liquid Water Enhancers exclusively in Target stores this month.


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Clif Shot launches new sports drinks

Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Protein Recovery Drink Mix offer athletes more options

Clif Shot, a brand of Emeryville, Calif.-based Clif Bar & Co., launched two new sports performance drinks: Clif Shot Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Clif Shot Protein Recovery Drink Mix. The introduction of these new products expands the Clif Shot portfolio to provide athletes options for hydration during activity as well as fast-absorbing protein to aid in post-activity recovery, the company says.


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PHA launches Drink Up to encourage water consumption

Michelle Obama, beverage-makers join PHA to support cause

First lady Michelle Obama and actress, director and producer Eva Longoria joined Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), of which Obama is honorary chair, to launch an initiative that encourages everyone to drink more water.


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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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