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Braintrust acquires Blue Buddha

Acquisition marks Braintrust's second RTD tea investment this year

Braintrust Investments LLC, Burr Ridge, Ill., announced that its  Wilmington, DE-based subsidiary Wholesome Tea Company LLC acquired the business of Blue Buddha Beverages LLC, Westerly, R.I.


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Readers vote for their favorite new product of November

Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream captures more than half of vote

U.S. consumers have shown how enthusiastic they are about Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream. The import brand of Rochester, N.Y.-based Fishbowl Spirits that was created and owned by country music star Kenny Chesney announced that the limited-edition variety sold out nationwide.


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Kona Brewing Co. releases small-batch series

Craft brewer will host launch parties to raise funds for Hawaii nonprofits

In celebration of its 21st anniversary, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Co. created a special series of small-batch beers that will be available only throughout Hawaii.


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Sonoma Cider appoints 2 VPs of sales

Hard cider company also adds 2 California distributors

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.


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Chivas Regal launches Chivas Regal Extra

New Scotch whisky represents brand’s first new luxury blend since 2007

Chivas Regal, an import brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, introduced Chivas Regal Extra, the brand’s first new global expression since 2007. Crafted to complement the brand’s collection of premium blended Scotch whiskies, Chivas Regal Extra is a rich-tasting whisky blended for consumers seeking more from their drinking experiences, the brand says.


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Holiday shopping study reveals how reviews can help retailers

Forbes Consulting finds source of study matters for consumers

Forbes Consulting Group, Lexington, Mass., announced that holiday shoppers who read online reviews, and generally feel they were useful, are more likely to feel fulfilled about their overall purchase.


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Heaven Hill unveils new corporate name, logo

Changes come as spirits company approaches 80th anniversary

Just before its 80th anniversary, the former Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. unveiled a new corporate name, Heaven Hill Brands, and a new logo that captures the Bardstown, Ky.-based company’s evolution from a leader in American whiskey production to the nation’s sixth-largest distilled spirits supplier, it says.


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Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Co. expands

Coca-Cola bottler announces $35 million investment

Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Co., a division of Birmingham, Ala.-based Coca-Cola Bottling United, announced a $35 million investment in the Montgomery, Ala., area that will improve distribution, create jobs and help the local community.

 


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Brewers Association releases 2014 craft beer review

IPAs top craft beer style for 2014

As the year draws to a close, the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., released its review of the 2014 craft beer market.


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How to maximize your holiday merchandising

Wirtz Beverage Group executive details tips for a successful holiday merchandise display

It’s that time of year where homes and businesses get in the holiday spirit with decorations, festive music and tasty treats. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is no stranger to this holiday inspiration including limited-edition products and packaging. However, adding these seasonal items to a retailer’s merchandising plans adds a special consideration during this time of year.


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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
Online
United States
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show

1/11/15
San Francisco, CA
United States

The West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage tradeshow will take place Jan. 11 - 13, 2015, in San Francisco.

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Technomic's Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference

1/14/15
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Technomic’s third-annual Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference will provide insights to develop business-building strategies, enhance brand position, assess the needs of consumers, and explore growth opportunities.

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SBW Expo 2015

4/16/15
China International Exhibition Center
Beijing
China
Contact: Angie You

SBW High-end Bottled Drinking Water Exhibition is largest exhibition in the bottled Drinking water industry.

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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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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)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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The December 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on craft beer's revenue growth, as well as articles about health and wellness trends, Foco, the best packages of 2014, and more. Check it out today!

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