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Jack Daniel’s to mark founder’s birthday with world record attempts

The Jack Daniel Distillery will honor the 161st birthday of its founder Jack Daniel through seven Guinness World Record attempts Sept. 1 from noon to 2 p.m. in New York City.


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GMCR sells Filterfresh coffee service business

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., announced that Aramark Refreshment Services LLC, Philadelphia, will acquire the Van Houtte U.S. Coffee Service business, also known as Filterfresh, from GMCR for approximately $145 million.


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Kirin Holdings invests in Nawgan Products

Kirin Holdings, a Japanese-based global beverage company with annual sales of $25 billion, has invested in U.S.-based Nawgan Products LLC, the maker of functional brain health beverage Nawgan.


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Heineken Light uses NYC billboard for surprise performance

In collaboration with Brooklyn-based indie-rock band TV on the Radio, Heineken Light transformed its “Occasionally Perfect” billboard in New York City into a stage where the band gave a surprise live performance this weekend.


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Snapple and Maroon 5 launch tea to benefit Feeding America

Snapple, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, teamed with pop-rock band Maroon 5 to develop a ready-to-drink tea named after one of the band’s hit singles.


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Survey finds consumers drinking more coffee and tea

Despite the specialty coffee craze at limited-service restaurants, regular hot coffee still accounts for the highest level of reported consumption among consumers surveyed by Chicago-based Technomic.


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Beam unveils new corporate branding

Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., Deerfield, Ill., has announced its new corporate branding in anticipation of becoming an independent publicly traded spirits company, to be renamed Beam Inc., in the early fourth quarter.


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Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum a tribute to modern day adventurers

On the verge of its 150th anniversary, Bacardi Rums, parent company of Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., announced the launch of Bacardi Oakheart.


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Coca-Cola donates $1.4 million for hunger relief in Africa

The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Co.’s Central, East and West Africa business unit, and Coca-Cola’s Africa-based bottling partners and employees committed to donate approximately $1.4 million toward hunger relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, a peninsula in East Africa.


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Rapper launches energy shot with philanthropic edge

Pure Growth Partners, a New York City-based company that conceives and markets consumer brands, announced the launch of Street King, an energy shot made in collaboration with rapper, actor and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.


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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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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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