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Farmer Bros. Co. to acquire Rae' Launo's DSD and in-room distribution business

Acquisition increases Farmer Bros.’ presence in Southeastern U.S., hospitality sector

Torrance, Calif.-based Farmer Bros. Co. announced a definitive agreement to acquire from Tampa, Fla.-based Rae' Launo Corp. (RLC) assets relating to RLC's direct-store delivery (DSD) business that primarily serves convenience stores in the Southeast and its in-room distributor channel that primarily serves the hospitality industry.


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Sonic debuts line of hand-crafted sodas

Foodservice chain to offer made-to-order soft drinks layered with real fruit and fruit flavors

Sonic Drive-In, Oklahoma City, Okla., introduced new Sonic Splash Hand-Crafted Sodas that offer customers a lighter artisanal beverage option, the company says. Sonic Splash sodas are made to order to guests’ taste specifications, starting with sparkling filtered water and infused with a selection of real fruit or fruit flavors.


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Beverages increasingly drive restaurant visits, Technomic finds

Nearly half of consumers seek greater beverage variety in full-service restaurants

Approximately one-fifth (21 percent) of consumers today say that beverages play a very important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals, according to Technomic Inc., Chicago.


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Dunkin’ Donuts enters the West Coast

Company to introduce Rainforest Alliance Certified Dark Roast coffee

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., Canton, Mass., announced that its Dunkin’ Donuts cafes are expanding into the West Coast, beginning with two locations in Modesto and Santa Monica, Calif.


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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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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf launches its largest ad campaign to-date

Summer campaign urges consumers to “Keep Cool and Summer On” with iced drinks

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a privately held specialty retailer based in Los Angeles, kicked off the largest advertising campaign in its 51-year history.


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Cinemark to offer Honest Kids juice drinks

Partnership will feature organic offerings at Cinemark theaters nationwide

Cinemark Holdings Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that its chain of theaters now offer Honest Kids organic juice drinks. Starting immediately, the beverages are available in all of the company’s 334 cinemas nationwide. Honest Kids organic beverages are available for sale individually as well as in Cinemark’s Movie Snack Packs.


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PepsiCo Americas Beverages pushes forward with innovations

New beverages, fountain systems designed with customers, consumers in mind

Among the iconic, long-standing TV programs that Americans tune in to, one factor can be vital to their longevity: evolution. In “The Simpsons,” Lisa goes from always wanting a pony as a pet to being a vegetarian and a mini-activist, whereas Walter White went from being a desperate chemistry teacher to a drug lord in “Breaking Bad.”


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Foodservice operators promote premium beverage options for increased margins

Fountain dispenser innovations bring excitement to channel

Whether overcoming residuals from the economic recession or more immediate factors, the foodservice channel has faced its share of challenges in recent years.


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Starbucks enters CSD category with Fizzio

Coffee company also introduces Teavana shaken iced teas

Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, expanded its cold beverage portfolio with the addition of Fizzio handcrafted sodas and Teavana shaken iced teas.


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Technomic's Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference

1/14/15
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Technomic’s third-annual Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference will provide insights to develop business-building strategies, enhance brand position, assess the needs of consumers, and explore growth opportunities.

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The American Wholesale Marketers Association Show Marketplace & Solutions Expo: The Conference for Convenience Distributors

2/24/15
Las Vegas, NV
United States

The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) Marketplace & Solutions Expo: The Conference for Convenience Distributors is geared toward wholesale distributors of snacks, candy, tobacco and tobacco products, foodservice, general merchandise and other convenience store products.

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Anuga

10/10/15
Cologne
Germany
Anuga is a food fair for the retail trade as well as the foodservice and catering markets. Read More

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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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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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2014 December

The December 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on craft beer's revenue growth, as well as articles about health and wellness trends, Foco, the best packages of 2014, and more. Check it out today!

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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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