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CideRoad launches organic line of switchel drinks

Switchel Organic beverages available in Original, Blueberry and Cherry varieties

CideRoad LLC, Mendham, N.J., launched an organic line of switchel beverages. Also known as “haymaker’s punch,” switchel typically features water, vinegar and ginger, according to Wikipedia. CideRoad Organic Switchel beverages will be available in Original, Blueberry and Cherry flavors.


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Consumers willing to spend more this holiday season, IRI survey finds

Consumer confidence hit a high in third-quarter 2014

Consumer confidence hit a high in the third quarter of 2014 after zigzagging in previous quarters this year, according to the latest Information Resources Inc. (IRI) MarketPulse survey.


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Celsius partners with National Association for Fitness Certification

NAFC fitness trainers serve as brand ambassadors to spread Celsius knowledge

Celsius Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., announced a partnership agreement with the National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC).


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Ole Smoky launches pumpkin pie, orange flavored moonshines

Seasonal Pumpkin Pie Moonshine matches popularity of Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Gatlinburg, Tenn., introduced two new moonshine flavors: Ole Smoky Pumpkin Pie Moonshine and Big Orange Moonshine.


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Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen releases CupUp capsules

Single-serve coffees offer 30 percent more than other brands, company says

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen, Orlando, Fla., launched a new line of Keurig-compatible, single-serve coffees called CupUp. CupUp capsules brew a café-quality cup of coffee with 30 percent more coffee than other brands, the company says.


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PepsiCo reported net revenue up 2 percent in Q3

Non-carbonated beverages up slightly

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. reported organic revenue growth of 3.1 percent, reported net revenue growth of 2 percent, and core earnings per share of $1.36 for the third quarter of 2014, which ended Sept. 6.


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Omega Brands to acquire Omega Infusions

Company also enters 20-year supply agreement with Oceans Omega

Omega Brands Corp., Tampa, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Mycell Technologies LLC, Paramus, N.J., to purchase certain specified assets related to its Omega Infusion omega-3-infused beverages and nutritional shots. Omega Brands also entered into a 20-year supply agreement with Oceans Omega LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mycell Technologies, for its proprietary omega emulsion.


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IBWA infographic highlights bottled water’s health benefits

Infographic also notes industry’s small water use

The bottled water industry is efficient when it comes to both calories and water use, according to a new infographic released by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va. Consumers can cut billions of calories by choosing bottled water instead of another packaged drink and support an industry that uses little water, it says.


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Ace Metrix names top beverage ads of Q3

Top beverage ads use humor to appeal to consumers

Ace Metrix, Mountain View, Calif., announced the top-scoring ads of the third quarter of 2014.


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Keurig Green Mountain, W.B. Mason to release Shazam Coffee K-Cups

Shazam Coffee first from Keurig-authorized distributor

Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. and Brockton, Mass.-based office products dealer W.B. Mason Co. Inc. signed a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason’s Shazam Coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot-brewing system in away-from-home channels. Shazam will be the first brand to come into the Keurig family from a Keurig-authorized distributor.


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EVENTS

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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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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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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.

Podcasts

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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BI October 2014 cover

2014 October

The October 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our 2014 Executive of the Year, Keurig Green Mountain's CEO Brian Kelley, as well as articles about bottled water consumption, whey nutrition, and more. Check it out today!

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