Functional water now available on East and West Coasts
March 16, 2015
Beverage entrepreneur, creator of Fuze and Nos Energy Drink, and co-creator of BodyArmor SuperDrink Lance Collins has joined forces with producer and songwriter Lukasz Gottwald, also known as Dr. Luke, to launch Core Natural Water. The water is ultra-purified and balanced with electrolytes and minerals to achieve a pH of 7.4.
Krispy Kreme packaged coffee now available at amazon.com, other U.S. retailers
March 2, 2015
Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Portsmouth, Va., announced a multi-year licensing agreement for Massimo Zanetti to roast and distribute Krispy Kreme coffee for sale in grocery, mass-merchandise and club stores as well as online at www.amazon.com. The duo plans to expand availability to other online locations in the future.
Hard cider company also adds 2 California distributors
December 22, 2014
Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Calif., added two new members to its sales team. James Williams was appointed senior vice president of sales overseeing six sales team members, and Ken Komar was named vice president of sales for the company’s Central territory, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Bottler will add Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., to territories
December 8, 2014
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced it has signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to expand the bottler’s franchise territory to include the Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., territories, which currently are served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. (CCR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co.
Independent Coca-Cola bottler will exchange territory in Jackson, Tenn., for territory in Lexington, Ky.
October 20, 2014
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. to exchange its franchise territory in Jackson, Tenn., for territory currently served by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. (CCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Co., in Lexington, Ky.
Honest Tea marks first Coca-Cola brand available in K-Cup packs
September 3, 2014
Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Atlanta-based The Coca Cola Co. expanded their partnership to offer select beverages from The Coca-Cola Co.’s still brands portfolio for the Keurig hot brewing system in the United States and Canada. Honest Tea will be the first brand from The Coca Cola Co. available in K-Cup packs, the companies say.
Expanded distribution follows launches in Miami and New York
September 2, 2014
Coral Gables, Fla.-based Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. is expanding its Facundo Rum Collection of four hand-blended, aged sipping rums into California, following the products’ successful launches in Miami and New York in late 2013.