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Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola, who won Best Director in 1975 for “The Godfather: Part II,” is positioning two of his wines for consumers’ Oscar-themed parties.
Samuel Adams, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced that for the first time it plans to offer Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can that is designed to closely match the experience of drinking beer from a glass, the company says. The “Sam Can,” which is the result of two years of ergonomic and sensory research and testing, will hit shelves in early summer 2013, just in time for outdoor drinking occasions.
Camden, N.J.-based The Campbell Soup Co. reported a sales increase of 10 percent, with an organic sales increase of 1 percent, reaching $2.3 billion in the second quarter of the 2013 fiscal year. In addition, the company reported a 5 percent increase in adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) including its acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.
Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., unveiled its latest addition to Bacardi’s flavored rum lineup, Bacardi Pineapple Fusion, at the NBA on TNT All-Star Saturday Night Party in Houston.
Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, reported a positive sales increase of 10.2 percent, reaching $99.9 billion in fiscal year 2012.
PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., reported core earnings per share of $1.09 for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $4.10 for the full year, with organic revenue growth of 5 percent for both the quarter and the full year. Overall, the company reported net revenue of approximately $20.2 billion for the quarter and $66.5 billion for the year. Its beverage division reported net revenue of approximately $6.3 billion for the quarter and $22.4 billion for the year.
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, and Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced a revised agreement that establishes Chicago-based Crown Imports as the No. 3 producer and marketer of beer in the United States through a complete divestiture of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business.
Research from market research firm Nielsen, New York, found that U.S. consumers love to indulge their sweethearts on Valentine’s Day — especially with specialty beverages.
When Rose Cameron spoke with Beverage Industry for its August 2012 edition, the Wat-aah founder and chief executive officer expressed the roots of her mission to convince kids that water can be a cool drink. But in order to make water the No. 1 hydration choice for kids, Cameron knows it will take building an emotional desire toward the Wat-aah brand to accomplish that goal.
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