Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., announced that NBA All-Star and Dew front man Russell Westbrook, who signed on with the brand last year, renewed his partnership through the 2018-19 NBA season. Simultaneously, the NBA champion and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is joining the DEW lineup, the company says. Westbrook and Irving will partner with the brand to celebrate the lifestyle and culture of the game in unexpected ways, including an exciting and larger-than-life activation around tip off, it adds.
Company plans to introduce more organic food and beverage products later on
July 25, 2016
This fall, San Clemente, Calif.-based Villager Goods coconut water will launch an athlete-owned startup company dedicated to inspiring the world's youth to live healthy positive lives in harmony with nature, it says.
Quri releases merchandising data from Easter power period
May 16, 2016
Sparkling Ice was the official sponsor of the High School Nation (HSN) Tour, which took place between March 28 and April 29. The HSN Tour is a music-and-arts festival that traveled to 25 high school campuses across the country and provided students with free entertainment, the company says.
Full Court Refresh to invest $100,000 to refurbish basketball courts in four cities
March 29, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Coors Light, a brand of Chicago-based MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller plc and Miller Coors Brewing Co., and retired basketball player Kenny "The Jet" Smith, have teamed up to invest in communities across the country by refurbishing basketball courts, the company says.
Original and Mountain Dew Code Red to feature Russell Westbrook
December 15, 2015
To help kickoff the new NBA season, Mtn Dew released limited-edition cans of its original Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Code Red, which were inspired by Dew athlete and Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook.
After much pestering, Sam-I-Am finally was able to get his unnamed friend to try the unfamiliar dish of green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham.” Although the unidentified character is rather elaborate about the reasons why he did not want to try the meal, in the end, readers learn how much he has come to embrace the non-traditional item.
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