Nonpartisan ‘Speak Up’ cup most popular selection by consumers
November 7, 2016
For the first time, 7-Eleven, Irving, Texas, is offering free coffee on Election Day (Nov. 8). The fifth quadrennial 7-Election Presidential Coffee Cup Poll officially ends Election Day, and 7-Eleven is closing out the day by giving away cups of fresh-brewed coffee, the convenience store company’s most popular proprietary beverage.
Marketing program to offer weekly and daily prizes
November 4, 2016
Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., is upping the ante on game day with its What’s Your Play? portfolio retail program running from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 during the football playoff weeks and the Super Bowl.
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC, Tampa, Fla., has closed a transaction with an affiliate of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, for distribution rights in five North Florida territories, including Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona and Brevard County, along with production facilities in Jacksonville and Orlando.
Brand launches sweepstakes, Most Interesting Man Snapchat filter
November 2, 2016
Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA and the first Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP), is encouraging fans to go for "Game Day Greatness" this season as part of the brand's commitment to premiumize and elevate the game day experience, the company says.
The Washington, D.C.-based American Beverage Association (ABA) announced the election of Jeff Honickman, chief executive officer of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages Ltd., Pennsauken, N.J., as chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers and members to the Board.
Company makes additional improvements to mobile app
October 31, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts, Canton, Mass., announced that it is the first national coffee chain to enable gifting and payment within Messages in iOS 10. Dunkin' Donuts fans now can access the Dunkin' Mobile App through the App Store for iMessage to deliver mobile Dunkin' Donuts gift cards to friends, family and colleagues as quickly and simply as sending an emoji, it says.
First launch in new line of limited-edition spirits
October 31, 2016
Chicago-based Koval Distillery announced the release of Barreled Peach Brandy, the inaugural product in a new line of limited-edition spirits named Susan for President. Distilled from organic peaches and aged in Koval Rye barrels, this spirit harkens to the golden sweetness of summer, the company says.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, reported third quarter net sales of $1.68 billion, a 3 percent increase on favorable product and package mix, a 1 percent increase in sales volumes and higher pricing. Net sales growth was reduced in the quarter by 1 percentage-point of unfavorable foreign currency translation.
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