Miami-based Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits LLC announced the planned departure of Rob Swartz, executive vice president of integration. Swartz led the team responsible for the integration of Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. and Glazer’s, Inc., which was announced in 2016. With the integration of the two companies well underway, Swartz transitioned out of Southern Glazer’s effective Dec.31, 2016, the company says.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, have reached an agreement regarding the transition of AB InBev's 54.5 percent equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15 billion, after customary adjustments.
New York-based Stoli Group USA LLC announced that effective immediately it will hold the importation, distribution, sales and marketing rights for the KAH Tequila brand. This development closes out a banner year across the portfolio, driven by continued sales increases for the group's namesake Stoli Vodka and its ultra-luxury elite Vodka, extension into 24 states for Bayou Rum, and the wine division's multiple recognitions, the company says.
Dairy-based energy drink product primarily available on East Coast, Canada and Caribbean Islands
December 7, 2016
Brynwood Partners VII LP, Greenwich, Conn., announced that its majority-owned portfolio company, Harvest Hill Beverage Co., has reached an agreement to acquire the Nutrament business from Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition Inc.
Transaction includes Noble juice brand, manufacturing equipment
November 29, 2016
Miami-based Sun Orchard, a premier juice and beverage products producer, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Blue Lake Citrus Products LLC, Winter Haven, Fla. Previously, Blue Lake was held by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. and Wm. G. Roe & Sons Inc.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Oxnard, Calif.-based KeVita, a producer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages. The transaction will expand PepsiCo's health-and-wellness offerings in the premium chilled beverage space, the company says.
At the end of September, Beverage Industry’s parent company BNP Media acquired Beverage World as well as its successful and well-attended BevOps Fleet Summit. Through this acquisition, the BNP Media Events team now will manage and produce the BevOps Fleet Summit, while Beverage World’s digital and print properties ceased operations, with October being the final print publication.
Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands announced it has reached an agreement with Charles Smith Wines LLC to acquire its fast-growing Washington State wines for approximately $120 million. The transaction, which closed in October, includes five super and ultra-premium wines: Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Velvet Devil Merlot, Boom Booom! Syrah, Eve Chardonnay and Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon.
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