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Pernod Ricard USA signs new distribution agreements

Spirits and wine company renews, expands distribution contracts, effective July 1
April 23, 2014

Pernod Ricard USA, New York, announced the renewal of its partnership with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), Houston, and the expansion of its relationship with Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., both effective July 1.


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Dr Pepper Snapple Group reports Q1 2014 results

Net sales and volume both up 1 percent
April 23, 2014

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Plano, Texas, reported that net sales and volume both increased 1 percent, respectively. These increases were impacted by favorable product and package mix and net pricing, partially offset by unfavorable segment mix and 1 percentage point of foreign currency.


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American Beverage Association celebrates Earth Day

Association highlights environmental initiatives of non-alcohol beverage industry
April 22, 2014

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., highlighted the environmental initiatives of the U.S. non-alcohol beverage industry that it supports.


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Boyd's Coffee launches single-serve coffees for retail, foodservice

New product design uses less packaging
April 22, 2014

Portland, Ore.-based Boyd Coffee Co. is launching a new generation of single-serve coffees for single-cup coffee brewers. The new Boyd’s Coffee cups' soft mesh filters use less packaging than the traditional rigid-side cups and also enable coffee drinkers to smell the coffees’ fresh-roasted aromas, the company says.


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White Castle releases single-serve coffees

White Castle Original Restaurant Blend Coffee available in restaurants, grocery stores and online
April 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle is making its medium-roast coffee available in single-cup coffee pods for consumers to brew at home.


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Bai Brands introduces new half-and-half beverage

Bai5 Tanzania Lemonade Tea is the 10th flavor in the lineup
April 21, 2014

Bai Brands, Hamilton, N.J., introduced a new, all-natural half tea, half lemonade beverage as part of its Bai5 5-calorie, antioxidant-infused, coffee-fruit beverage line.


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PepsiCo reports Q1 results

Beverage volume was flat during the quarter
April 18, 2014

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., reported its first-quarter 2014 results.


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The Coca-Cola Co. reports Q1 2014 results

Media investments help drive brand growth
April 15, 2014

Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported worldwide volume growth of 2 percent as well as volume and value share gains for its non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages portfolio during the first quarter of 2014.


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Skinnygirl puts a twist on Margaritas with two new products

Sweet’arita, Sparkling Margarita ready-to-drink cocktails available this month
April 15, 2014

Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc.’s Skinnygirl Cocktails brand introduced two new low-calorie, ready-to-serve additions to the Margarita category: Skinnygirl Sweet’arita and Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita.


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Bacardi extends flavored rum line with Mango Fusion

Spirit mixes mango, orange flavors
April 15, 2014

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., released nationwide the newest addition to its flavored rum family: Bacardi Mango Fusion. The new flavored rum fuses mango and orange flavors and can be consumed as a shot or mixed with fruit juices, lemon-lime soda, or sweet-and-sour mix as a cocktail, the company says.


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EVENTS

National Beer Wholesalers Association Legislative Conference

4/27/14
Washington, DC
United States

Each year, the Legislative Conference provides a great opportunity for distributors to hear from industry leaders and to educate members of Congress about the importance of effective state-based alcohol regulation and the vital role of beer distributors.

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Craft Beverage Expo

5/6/14
San Jose, CA
United States

The Craft Beverage Expo, a trade show and conference designed to help participants across all segments of the growing craft beer, wine and spirits industries, is set to launch May 6-8, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center.

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SIAL China 2013

5/13/14
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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2014 Melbourne International Coffee Expo

5/15/14
Melbourne
Australia

Following the success of the 2013 Melbourne International coffee Expo, the 2014 show is set to continue as the largest and most dynamic coffee event for the coffee industry in the Australasian region.

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Private Label Manufacturers Association’s Annual “World of Private Label” International Trade Show

5/20/14
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Private-label products are growing in popularity all around the world. Guests can experience the fullness of this growth at the “World of Private Label” tradeshow.

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InterBev 2014 and FMI Connect 2014

6/10/14
Chicago, IL
United States

NürnbergMesse North America (NMNA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) will co-locate InterBev 2014 with FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience.

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Summer Fancy Food Show

6/29/14
New York, NY
United States

North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event will take place in New York City from June 29 to July 1, 2014.

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San Diego Spirits Festival

8/23/14
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
United States

The San Diego Spirits Festival is back for another year. The two-day event from Aug. 23-24 has been designed to celebrate the industry and all that it encompasses ranging from industry advancement, professionalism, education, showcasing product innovation, market launches, entertainment, camaraderie and just good fun.

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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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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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