Michael J. Dolan to take on CEO duties in Bermuda, following immigration approval
May 15, 2014
The board of directors of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. announced the appointment of Michael J. Dolan as interim chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dolan has been a member of the board of Bacardi Ltd. since 2009.
Survey shows fewer than 1 in 4 have “emotional” conversations about food
May 15, 2014
The number of Americans who consider healthfulness when purchasing their food and beverages has shown a significant uptick in the past two years, according to the Washington, D.C.-based International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2014 Food and Health Survey. The survey also evaluated the “emotional” conversations consumers have about food, finding that fewer than one in four have these conversations.
Tart cherry juice offers anti-inflammatory, sleep aid benefits
May 14, 2014
Geneva, N.Y.-based Cheribundi Inc. launched the Cheribundi 7-Day Challenge, which encourages consumers to drink tart cherry juice for seven consecutive days to experience the benefits of tart cherries.
Bacardí, the namesake brand within Coral Gables, Fla.-based Bacardi U.S.A. Inc.’s portfolio, launched Bacardí Loud & Untameable, a digital content series that showcases collaborations between popular modern artists and a Cuban-inspired ensemble band in all-out, anything-goes studio sessions streamed on the brand's custom Pandora station, www.pandora.com/bacardi.
Five winners will visit soccer clubs around the world as part of ultimate sporting experience
May 13, 2014
Gatorade, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., launched “Unreal Around the World,” a contest that encourages entrants to demonstrate how their training and hard work translates to “unreal” performances on the pitch. Winners will receive a unique soccer experience at iconic “football” clubs including FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Liverpool, Arsenal, Boca Juniors and the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., reported a more than 10 percent increase in gross sales to nearly $614 million in the first quarter of 2014, which ended March 31. Net sales in the term also increased by more than 10 percent to $536 million, and gross profit reached 53.5 percent of net sales.
Nutrient-rich, low-calorie, low-sugar beverage now available at select regional retailers
May 8, 2014
Concord, Mass.-based Drinkmaple launched maple., an all-natural, plant-based water sourced from North American maple trees. The new water now is available in 8.45-ounce cartons at retail throughout the greater Boston area as well as online at www.drinkmaple.com.
Brewer gains share in above-premium, premium light beer markets
May 7, 2014
Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture between London-based SABMiller plc and Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., saw its net income for the first quarter increase 7.4 percent to $291.9 million compared with the same period in the prior-year period. This income growth was driven by positive pricing and sales mix, cost savings, and lower marketing spending, primarily due to timing differences versus last year, the company says.
Video series supports “Win an Extra SUNday” promotion to take chores off consumers’ to-do lists
May 7, 2014
Lipton Iced Tea launched the first video in a three-part comedic film series produced in partnership with actress Kristen Bell, who for the first time stepped behind the camera to serve as creative director.