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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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Miller High Life launches ‘I Am Rich’ campaign

Marketing program salutes military vets, Harley-Davidson
April 14, 2014

Chicago-based MillerCoors’ Miller High Life brand is returning to the national stage with the debut of TV and print advertising, increased digital and social media engagement, and limited-edition packaging to help consumers of legal drinking age (LDA) discover their own “Pursuit of the High Life.” The brand’s new “I Am Rich” campaign represents the values that matter to today’s millennial beer drinker, the brand says. Through the campaign, Miller High Life will showcase that richness is about how you live your life, not how much money you accumulate.


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Maxwell House launches new brand identity to connect with younger coffee drinkers

Campaign supports new packaging, logo, product varieties
April 14, 2014

Maxwell House, a coffee brand of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is redefining its 121-year-old brand to re-ground America in what is truly good about coffee, the brand says. As consumers seek products and experiences that are described as “awesome,” “amazing,” or “incredible,” Maxwell House is aiming to make itself more relevant to a new generation of coffee consumers by reminding people just how good “Good” is, it says.


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Seagram’s Escapes unveils new ad campaign, flavors and packaging

Flavored malt beverages will be packaged in cans for the first time
April 11, 2014

North American Breweries, Rochester, N.Y., unveiled a new multimedia national advertising campaign and brand image for its Seagram’s Escapes flavored malt beverages.


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Diageo teams with David Beckham, Simon Fuller to launch new Scotch whisky

Haig Club Scotch Whisky will hit global markets later this year
April 10, 2014

London-based Diageo plc announced the upcoming global launch of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky in partnership with professional soccer player David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller, who is the founder of XIX Entertainment and creator of the entertainment TV show “American Idol.”


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Constellation Brands reports fiscal 2014 results

Grupo Modelo, Crown Imports acquisitions drive significant sales increase
April 10, 2014

Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., reported net sales for the 2014 fiscal year were more than $4.8 billion, a 74 percent increase, following its acquisition of the Grupo Modelo U.S. beer business.


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Sierra Nevada invites craft breweries to ‘Camp Across America’

Traveling beer festival aims to be the largest craft beer celebration in history
April 9, 2014

Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has invited every one of the more than 2,700 craft breweries across the country to participate in a multi-weekend traveling beer festival this summer. Beer Camp Across America is a celebration for the entire craft beer community, aiming to bring together brewers and their fans, 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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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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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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Ditch the weighting agents: A cost effective solution for delivering flavors and actives

Available On Demand Learn how to reduce costs and energy use by enabling high oil load emulsions, eliminating the need for weighting agents like brominated vegetable oil (BVO).

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