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Keurig, Kraft announce licensing agreement

Maxwell House, Gevalia, Yuban and McCafé brands to join family of Keurig brands

Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc. announced a multi-year licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreement for Kraft's branded coffees in Keurig portion pack formats compatible with Keurig consumer and commercial brewing systems in the United States.


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Dunkin’ Donuts releases new, returning fall coffees

Foodservice restaurant also launches “PumpeDD for Pumpkin” Twitter sweepstakes

In anticipation of the fall season, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. released its new and returning seasonal coffee drinks.


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Kraft Foodservice to offer free Mio merchandising racks

Racks designed to entice bottled water sales at foodservice locations

Kraft Foodservice, a division of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is offering free merchandising racks for its Mio liquid water enhancers. Designed to boost bottled water sales at foodservice locations, the company is offering two options: a hitchhiker rack or a cooler door rack.


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Jones Soda Co. releases PB&J soda

Limited-edition flavor scheduled to launch in U.S. in late August

Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. released a new limited-edition premium soda flavor: Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J).


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of July

High Brew Coffee obtains 22 percent of online vote

Cold-brewed coffees are gaining attention in the marketplace, including among Beverage Industry readers. Showing their affinity for ready-to-drink, cold-brewed coffee, 22 percent of voters named High Brew Coffee as the best new product that was posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month of July, making the new lineup the winner of the magazine’s July Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll.


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Honest Tea’s latest experiment finds honesty on the rise

National Honesty Index rates Honolulu, Washington, D.C., most honest cities

Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., conducted The 2014 National Honesty Index and found that, when faced with a choice to be honest or not, 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.


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Bacardi launches Cognac-infused Grey Goose vodka

Grey Goose VX vodka inspired by creator, Maître de Chai François Thibault

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., will launch Grey Goose VX (Vodka Exceptionnelle) in the U.S. market this fall.


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Dry Soda launches Summer Discovery Pack

Craft soda brand also plans fall/winter variety pack

Inspired by the popularity of variety packs in the craft beer segment, Seattle-based Dry Soda Co. launched a Summer Discovery Pack mixed pack of its three best-selling natural soda flavors.


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Coca-Cola to purchase $2.15 billion stake in Monster

Deal swaps ownership of Coca-Cola’s energy portfolio with Monster’s non-energy brands

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., have entered into definitive agreements for a long-term strategic partnership that they expect will accelerate growth for both companies in the global energy drink category.


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Dunkin’ Brands launches its first single-origin coffee

Limited-time Colombian Packaged Coffee also is Rainforest Alliance Certified

In celebration of National Coffee Month in August, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands introduced its new Colombian Packaged Coffee under the Dunkin’ Donuts brand name.


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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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