Ingredient companies highlight expansions, new studies
October 14, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland-based Firmenich announced that it is opening its first flavor facility in Lagos, Nigeria. Designed to expand the company’s footprint in all flavor business segments across the region, the new state-of-the-art facility features labs for sweet goods, beverages and savory product development, as well as offices, it says. The new facility will serve more than 200 customers across 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, it adds.
Company plans to refranchise Africa division as soon as practical
October 11, 2016
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. announced its intention to acquire Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) following the closing of the AB InBev combination with SABMiller.
Company retains all rights to current portfolio brands in US and Puerto Rico
October 11, 2016
Molson Coors Brewing Co., Denver and Montreal, announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of London-based SABMiller plc’s 58 percent stake in MillerCoors LLC, Chicago, the joint venture formed in the United States and Puerto Rico by both companies in 2008.
Acquisition expands Colorado distribution of import, craft beers
September 19, 2016
Craft and import beer distributor C.R. Goodman, Aurora, Colo., announced that it will sell the assets of its distribution business to New York-based Breakthru Beverage Group’s Colorado division: Breakthru Beverage of Colorado. Since it began operating in Colorado in 2006, C.R. Goodman has grown into one of the top craft and import distributors in the state, the company says.
GNT Group, Mierlo, the Netherlands, is investing more than 3 million euros in its research and development capabilities. By constructing new laboratory facilities at its headquarters, the company will almost double its capacity for quality control and product development, it says.
Distribution company runs operations in 44 states, District of Columbia, Carribean, Canada
August 15, 2016
Miami-based Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC announced the completion of the business combination between Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., Miami, and Glazer's Inc., Dallas, forming Southern Glazer's. Southern and Glazer's announced Jan. 11 the signing of a definitive agreement to combine their businesses, the company says.
New York-based Breakthru Beverage Group has acquired full ownership of Alliance Beverage Distributing Co. Alliance now will operate as Breakthru Beverage Arizona, joining the national distributor as the 14th state of the company’s U.S. operations, it says.