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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
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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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Hormel Foods completes CytoSport acquisition

Deal includes Muscle Milk brand, manufacturing facility, and production and distribution agreements
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Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., announced the closing of its acquisition of CytoSport Holdings Inc., Benicia, Calif. The purchase price was approximately $450 million. The deal includes the Muscle Milk brand of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink protein beverages; a manufacturing facility in Benicia, Calif.; as well as several manufacturing and distribution agreements both domestically and abroad, according to Hormel Foods.


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Lassonde Industries completes acquisition of Apple & Eve

Transaction totaled nearly $148 million instead of anticipated $150 million
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Lassonde Industries Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of fruit juices and juice drinks based in Rougemont, Quebec, completed its previously announced acquisition of Apple & Eve LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., for a total cash consideration of $147.9 million.


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Vita Coco sells 25 percent stake to Reignwood Group for $665 million

Coconut water brand extends reach into China
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New York-based All Market Inc., doing business as Vita Coco, announced that it has sold 25 percent of the company to Reignwood Group, the Beijing-based parent company of Red Bull China, at an enterprise valuation of approximately $665 million.


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Pernod Ricard USA acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits

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Pernod Ricard USA, New York, completed its acquisition of a significant majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC, owner of the ultra-premium tequila brand Avión, from its joint-venture partner Tequila Avión.


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Heaven Hill Distilleries acquires Domaine de Canton French ginger liqueur

Brand is among fastest-growing liqueurs in spirits industry, the company says
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Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., Bardstown, Ky., announced it has acquired the worldwide rights to Domaine de Canton French ginger liqueur from Maurice Cooper et Cie. of Miami.


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Activate Drinks acquired by Unique Beverages (USA)

American subsidiary takes ownership of certain assets of Rising Beverage Co.
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Unique Beverages (USA) Inc., a Delaware-based company owned by a Canadian numbered corporation and affiliated with Unique Foods Canada,announced that it has completed its acquisition of Activate Drinks. The acquisition includes certain assets of the Rising Beverage Co. (RBC), including the Activate brand and trademark, as well as select packaging technologies.


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Lassonde Industries to acquire Apple & Eve for $150 million

Transaction expected to close in July 2014
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Lassonde Industries Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of fruit juices and juice drinks based in Rougemont, Quebec, has entered into a definitive agreement through its U.S. subsidiary US Juice Partners LLC to acquire Apple & Eve LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., for approximately $150 million.


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ADM to acquire Wild Flavors

$3.1 billion acquisition will add flavor systems to ADM’s portfolio of specialty ingredients
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Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Decatur, Ill., announced its plans to acquire Wild Flavors GmbH, Zug, Switzerland, giving ADM the ability to offer food and beverage companies a comprehensive suite of systems to enhance and improve their products, the company says.


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Nestlé USA sells Juicy Juice brand to Brynwood Partners

Buyout firm to bring “renewed focus and attention” to the juice brand
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Brynwood Partners, a Greenwich, Conn.-based buyout firm, announced that its newly formed portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Co., has acquired the Juicy Juice business from Nestlé USA, Glendale, Calif.


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

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