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‘tude Juice to bring back seasonal Honeycrisp apple juice

Limited-edition returns available Oct. 1
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On Oct. 1, Federal Way, Wash.-based Fresh Matters LLC will bring back its limited-edition, seasonal Honeycrisp apple juice under its ‘tude Juice portfolio. The cold-pressed, never-heated juice rejoins the brand’s five other apple juices and 10 apple and fruit juice blends, which currently are available in 1,500 stores across the country.


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Beverages increasingly drive restaurant visits, Technomic finds

Nearly half of consumers seek greater beverage variety in full-service restaurants
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Approximately one-fifth (21 percent) of consumers today say that beverages play a very important role in deciding which restaurants to visit for meals, according to Technomic Inc., Chicago.


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Coca-Cola brings back Surge

Fans advocated for return of citrus-flavored soda
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After a 12-year hiatus, Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. is bringing back its Surge citrus-flavored carbonated soft drink.


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ABA announces passing of Denise Burke

Burke served beverage industry for more than 35 years
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Beverage Industryis saddened to report that American Beverage Association (ABA) Vice President of Membership and Administration Denise Burke passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 59.


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Diageo names Golden Bar Award winners

Awards presented for excellence in sales, marketing and promoting responsible drinking
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Diageo North America, Norwalk, Conn., named the winning spirits, wine and beer distributors of its 11th annual Golden Bar Awards, which took place at a number of events across the country.


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Water Sensations launches in Akin’s, Chamberlin’s natural markets

New liquid water enhancers expand distribution
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New York-based Water Sensations announced that its line of natural liquid water enhancers now is available in Akin’s Natural Foods and Chamberlin’s Natural Foods stores.


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Dogfish Head ramps up distilling production

Craft brewer will release rums, gins and vodkas in spring 2015
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Following the expansion of its Milton, Del.-based brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc. announced that the increased square footage will allow the craft brewer to expand production of its small-batch spirits.


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Tea In First releases debut beverage

All-natural, RTD Spiced Chai tea designed for on-the-go lifestyle
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Tea In First, a new Long Island City, N.Y.-based tea company, launched its debut tea: an all-natural, ready-to-drink (RTD) Spiced Chai tea latte. The company aims to settle the debate about which ingredient, milk or tea, should be added to a milk-based tea beverage first. As a result, its new Spiced Chai tea latte starts with tea and then combines farm-fresh milk and natural spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and black pepper, to create a balanced chai with lots of aroma, flavor and creaminess, the company says.


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Reed’s combines coffee and kombucha in new product

New beverage to make its debut at retail this fall
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Reed’s Inc., Los Angeles, will add an organic coffee kombucha to its line of Reed’s Culture Club Kombuchas this fall.


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Campbell Soup Co.’s V8, Campbell’s juices up 6 percent in US in Q4

Bolthouse Farms portfolio bolsters Bolthouse and Foodservice division growth
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Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., reported that sales for its U.S. Beverages segment, which includes V8 juices and juice drinks and Campbell’s tomato juice, were up 6 percent in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3.


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EVENTS

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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Natural Products Expo East

9/17/14
Baltimore, MD
United States

Natural Products Expo East continues to be the leading tradeshow on the East Coast in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting more than 25,000 industry professionals and 1,400 exhibitors to the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Peter B's Brewpub brews up its 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden

9/27/14
Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa)
Monterey, CA
United States
Contact: dara toulch

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s first craft brewery located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif., is milling, mashing and brewing up its 4th Annual Monterey Beer Garden.

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National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention

9/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

NBWA’s Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry.

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eBev 2014

10/1/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

The American Beverage Consortium is hosting its second-annual national digital marketing conference for the beverage industry.

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Great American Beer Festival

10/2/14
Denver, CO
United States

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” there is no other place on earth where a beer aficionado can find more beers on tap.

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National Association of Convenience Stores Show

10/12/14
Atlanta, GA
United States

The NACS Show is the No. 1 buying show in the country, according to Exhibit Surveys Inc., and provides the most comprehensive representation of products and services for the convenience store industry.

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Anuga

10/19/14
Cologne
Germany

As one of the largest food and beverage fairs in the world, Anuga also offer opportunities for new markets and target groups.

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SIAL 2014 – The Global Food Marketplace

10/19/14
Paris
France

The Salon International de l'Agroalimentaire (SIAL) is dedicated to the agri-food industry, food retail, and institutional and commercial catering.

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Americas Food & Beverage Show

10/27/14
Miami Beach, FL
United States

The 17th Americas Food and Beverage Show will feature 500 exhibitors, including food producers from 23 countries.

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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

Beverage Industry Magazine

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2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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