Special-edition Black Label will donate to organizations supporting women’s causes
February 26, 2018
Johnnie Walker, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, unveiled Jane Walker, the first-ever female iteration of the brand's iconic Striding Man logo. The Jane Walker icon will debut on a special-edition offering of the brand’s Black Label blend.
Nonprofit offers scholarships to children of fallen, disabled soldiers
January 16, 2018
Minneapolis-based Founding Fathers Products' mission is to create superior quality American-made products that support American military families with 50 percent of its profits. Founding Fathers introduced its line of domestic premium lager beers in 2011 and recently introduced a full line of 100 percent Arabica gourmet coffee.
Reaffirms commitment to island’s economic, community recovery
December 19, 2017
Starbucks Puerto Rico, a business unit of Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, is celebrating the opening of its 25th location on the island, a new café at the Metropolitan University (UMET) campus in Cupey, which is part of the Ana G. Méndez University System (SUAGM).
Funds will support Holiday Meals for Military program
November 20, 2017
Chicago-based Beam Suntory announced that it donated $100,000 to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that builds strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities that they've worked so hard to protect. The funds will support Holiday Meals for Military, a program providing more than 8,400 family meals across the country this holiday season, run by Operation Homefront.
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit southeastern Texas and Florida, respectively, beverage companies have embraced their abilities to raise funds for a cause or donate themselves to help those in Texas, Louisiana and Florida who were impacted by the storms’ devastation.
Decanter celebrates partnership with Ducks Unlimited
September 12, 2017
St. Louis-based Luxco’s Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky, which previously had established a partnership with Ducks Unlimited, a leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, announced that as part of its continuing partnership, it is releasing a second 750-ml custom decanter, which is available this month throughout the United States.
With its red, white and blue packaging and USA-CERTIFIED label from Made in USA Industries, a third-party verification company, Salute American Vodka’s patriotic perspective runs deeper than a business mantra. Founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Pete Kelly as a means of “paying it forward” to U.S. veterans struggling with unemployment, homelessness and post-traumatic stress, the self-titled brand and company donates the first dollar of every bottle sold to nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services for veterans and other American heroes.
Coca-Cola, Dollar General team up for military campaign
July 14, 2017
Liquid Management Partners, the manufacturer of Liquid Ice Energy Drink, announced the launch of its first seasonal packaging: Liquid Ice America. With its red, white and blue patriotic packaging, Liquid Ice America will be available throughout the summer in 12-ounce cans at participating retailers in more than 40 states through select Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola distributors.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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