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Boston Beer Co. reports Q1 results

Company’s net revenue increased 8.5 percent

The Boston Beer Co.  Boston, reported its first-quarter 2015 net revenue at $199.5 million, which is an increase of $15.7 million, or 8.5 percent, compared with the same period last year, the company says. The increase is mainly due to core shipment growth of 6 percent, it says. Net income for the first quarter was $13.7 million, or $1 per diluted share, an increase of $5.4 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, from the first quarter of last year, it reports. This increase was primarily due to shipment increases and slightly improved gross margins, it explains.


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Absolut Vodka plans bottle redesign

New package to launch fall/winter 2015

New York-based Pernod Ricard USA’s Absolut Vodka brand is planning to make a new mark on the spirits market by introducing a freshly redesigned bottle that will represent its icon  for the future, the company says


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Skyy Vodka renews Toast To Marriage campaign

Vodka brand expands campaign in expectation of U.S. Supreme Court’s Freedom to Marry decision

Skyy Vodka, a brand of San Francisco-based Campari America, is renewing its Toast To Marriage campaign in partnership with Freedom to Marry, a New York-based national organization dedicated to winning marriage nationwide. In the final months leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the freedom to marry, Skyy Vodka is using its resources and voice to make a positive impact on causes important to its employees and consumers, the brand says.


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Vita Coco President of US leaves company

Jeff Popkin departs after more than 3 years

New York-based Vita Coco announced the departure of Jeff B. Popkin, the company’s president for the U.S. Popkin joined Vita Coco in September 2011 as vice president of sales and was promoted to president for the US in August 2012.


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Jamba Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary with giveaway

Made-to-order juice, smoothie retailer plans 500-store expansion

 Jamba Inc., Emeryville, Calif.,is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special giveaway in appreciation of its fans’ support. Guests who  visit Jamba locations across the nation on April 23,between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time will receive a free small  made-to-order juice or and smoothie.  


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IBWA celebrates Earth Day

Organization shows its dedication to environment, natural resources

 In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the International Bottled Water Association, Alexandria, Va., is highlighting its efforts and dedication to protecting the environment and natural resources.


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Old Orchard Brands adds Healthy Balance juice drinks

New beverages reflect new dietary guidelines for reduced sugar

Old Orchard Brands, Sparta, Mich., expanded its Healthy Balance line of reduced-sugar juice drinks to include two new tropical flavors that fit within the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's dietary recommendation for a massive reduction in daily sugar intake.


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Readers name their favorite new product for March

Campbell’s V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juices claims 59 percent of votes

In line with consumers’ interest with health and wellness products as well as vegetable flavors, Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. introduced in January its new line of V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juice beverages. This month, Beverage Industry readers have shown that they agree that this new product release was on point by voting the product line Beverage Industry’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month for March.


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Roy Bigham

Roy Bigham

 Roy D. Bigham has been a managing editor at BNP Media since 2002 for Pollution Engineering and moved to Beverage Industry in 2014. Prior to joining BNP Media, Mr. Bigham worked in a variety of industries. During his career, he has served as a laboratory technician at a research laboratory, managed an electroplating operation and supervised an associated analytical laboratory. For three years, he also oversaw the environmental operations of five domestic and five overseas operations for a major manufacturer in the Detroit area. He then managed a field services department for an environmental analytical laboratory before accepting a position as an environmental engineer for a construction aggregates company. 

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

6/25/14
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World Tea Expo & Healthy Beverage Expo

5/6/15
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA
United States

World Tea Expo, which will take place May 6-8 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, Calif., dedicates its focus to premium teas and related products.

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SIAL China 2015

5/6/15
Shanghai
China

Each year, SIAL China positions itself as the event not to be missed for professionals in the food, beverage, wine and spirits industries in China.

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Craft Beverage Expo

5/6/15
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
United States
Contact: Megan O'Neal

You’ve spent years mastering your craft. Spend three days mastering your business. At Craft Beverage Expo, you’ll turn the artistry and attention to detail usually focused on your product to the business side of your operation.

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AnuFood Eurasia – powered by Anuga

5/14/15
Istanbul
Turkey

This year, Reed Tüyap and Koelnmesse will host the first Anufood Eurasia, a new international platform for the food industry.

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Private Label Manufacturers Association's (PLMA) Annual "World of Private Label" International Trade Show

5/19/15
Amsterdam
Netherlands

For nearly 30 years, PLMA’s annual “World of Private Label” International Trade Show has brought retailers together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private-label programs succeed and grow.

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Australia's First Families of Wine – Speed Dating Fast-Paced through Australia's Wine History

5/20/15
The Press Lounge
653 11th Avenue
New York, NY
United States
Contact: Will Rogers

Join us for a fast-paced tasting event to introduce Australia’s First Families of Wine. 11 multi-generational wine families have teamed up to showcase Australia’s rich wine heritage, celebrated wine stories, and modern diversity.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

6/28/15
New York, NY
United States

North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event will take place in New York City from June 28 to 30.

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Global Summit and Expo on Food & Beverages

8/3/15
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd Orlando
Orlando, FL
United States
Contact: Anosh Glenn

Food Summit -2015 is designed to offer comprehensive range of sessions that includes Breaking innovations in Food Science, Sensory quality control of distilled beverages, Preservation, Quality Standard and Systems Management, Food Processing and Packaging Technology, Microbiological spoilage of foods and beverages, Nanocomposites for food and beverage packaging, Nutritional Deficiencies and Nutraceuticals, Sustainable Food Security, Food Nanotechnology and Food Biotechnology.

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Natural Products Expo East

9/16/15
Baltimore, MD
United States
National Products Expo East will take place September 16-19, 2015, in Baltimore. Read More

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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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