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Kraft Foodservice to offer free Mio merchandising racks

Racks designed to entice bottled water sales at foodservice locations
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Kraft Foodservice, a division of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is offering free merchandising racks for its Mio liquid water enhancers. Designed to boost bottled water sales at foodservice locations, the company is offering two options: a hitchhiker rack or a cooler door rack.


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Jones Soda Co. releases PB&J soda

Limited-edition flavor scheduled to launch in U.S. in late August
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Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. released a new limited-edition premium soda flavor: Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J).


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Beverage Industry readers name their favorite product of July

High Brew Coffee obtains 22 percent of online vote
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Cold-brewed coffees are gaining attention in the marketplace, including among Beverage Industry readers. Showing their affinity for ready-to-drink, cold-brewed coffee, 22 percent of voters named High Brew Coffee as the best new product that was posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month of July, making the new lineup the winner of the magazine’s July Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll.


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Honest Tea’s latest experiment finds honesty on the rise

National Honesty Index rates Honolulu, Washington, D.C., most honest cities
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Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., conducted The 2014 National Honesty Index and found that, when faced with a choice to be honest or not, 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.


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Bacardi launches Cognac-infused Grey Goose vodka

Grey Goose VX vodka inspired by creator, Maître de Chai François Thibault
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Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., will launch Grey Goose VX (Vodka Exceptionnelle) in the U.S. market this fall.


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Dry Soda launches Summer Discovery Pack

Craft soda brand also plans fall/winter variety pack
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Inspired by the popularity of variety packs in the craft beer segment, Seattle-based Dry Soda Co. launched a Summer Discovery Pack mixed pack of its three best-selling natural soda flavors.


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Coca-Cola to purchase $2.15 billion stake in Monster

Deal swaps ownership of Coca-Cola’s energy portfolio with Monster’s non-energy brands
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The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., have entered into definitive agreements for a long-term strategic partnership that they expect will accelerate growth for both companies in the global energy drink category.


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Dunkin’ Brands launches its first single-origin coffee

Limited-time Colombian Packaged Coffee also is Rainforest Alliance Certified
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In celebration of National Coffee Month in August, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands introduced its new Colombian Packaged Coffee under the Dunkin’ Donuts brand name.


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Newcastle brings back Werewolf Blood-Red Ale

Heineken reports seasonal was its top-selling limited-edition beer last year
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White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Newcastle beer brand is resurrecting its Werewolf Blood-Red Ale for the 2014 Halloween season. The company reports that the brew was its top-selling imported, limited-edition beer last year.


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DripDrop secures financing to accelerate national rollout

Medical-grade rehydration brand plans to expand to 15,000 retail locations this year
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San Francisco-based DripDrop Inc., the maker of a same-named medical-grade
rehydration solution, announced that it has closed a $5.8 million round of financing, which will help the company to accelerate development and continue to drive availability in retailers and hospitals, the company says. Investors include funds affiliated with owners of the San Francisco 49ers, Seth Taube and Brook Taube of Medley Corp., and American rock musicians Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.
 


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EVENTS

Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

6/25/14
Online
United States
Contact: Adam Thomas
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. Read More

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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GS1 US Data Quality Workshop

8/28/14
GS1 US Corporate Office
1009 Lenox Drive
Lawnrenceville, NJ
United States

Workshop designed to assist organizations with understanding the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and more.

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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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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)

6/25/14 2:00 pm EDT

Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

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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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.

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