MIAMI, FL, FEBRUARY 20 – Beso del Sol Sangria, will expand distribution to 10 states beginning March 1 ,Beso del Sol Sangria is a joint venture between Arctic Beverage and L&B, LLC to bring a premium product in the high- growth sangria category to market.
Arctic Beverage,LLC, importer for Beso del Sol, is partnering with MS Walker for MA, RI, NH and ME; Georgia Crown in GA and TN, Prestige Imports in MD, DEL and Washington DC and Southern Wine & Spirits for the state of Fl.
“Beso del Sol is the first premium 100% natural Sangria in a bag-in-a-box…
Lyon Distilling Company revives the distilling industry in Maryland with small, handcrafted batches of rum, whiskey, and unique liqueurs.
St. Michaels, MD (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 — After successfully navigating small town zoning, lengthy permit processes, and a government shutdown, the Lyon Distilling Company… of St. Michaels, MD is proud to be Maryland’s only full production distillery to open in nearly half a century.
Ben Lyon and Jaime Windon, both spirits enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs, wanted to revive Maryland’s illustrious distilling history with handcrafted spirits. “Many distillers bat around the terms ‘craft’, ‘local’, and ‘handmade’ without any actual meaning. For
PURCHASE, N.Y. — As an official partner of the 86th Academy Awards®, Pepsi will make Oscar® night one to remember by celebrating cinema and the impact it has made on consumers through its latest 60-second creative titled “Mini Hollywood,” starring 1996 Best Supporting Actor Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. The creative will debut on Sunday, March 2during the Oscars® telecast starting at 7:00 PM ET on ABC.
“Pepsi is thrilled to partner with the Academy Awards®, a partnership that allows the brand to continue to capture the excitement of NOW that comes from live viewing events such as the Oscars®,”…
POLAR, Wis. — Langlade Springs is pleased to announce its private label bottled water is now available to ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) distributor members through ESP Web.
Products offered include 7.8+ pH natural alkaline mineral spring water in 24-count cases of single serve 16.9 oz. 100% recyclable PET or eco-friendly ENSO™ biodegradable bottles. All bottle types are BPA free and a heavier gram weight for added firmness. Custom printed durable white vinyl labels are oversized to provide more advertising space.
Langlade Springs natural mineral spring water is bottled right at the source and has no sugars, no stimulants and no…
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Bell Flavors and Fragrances announced Kelli Heinz as the Director of Marketing & Industry Affairs at their Northbrook IL, headquarters underlining the company’s commitment to grow its global business.
In her new role, Kelli will be coordinating Bell’s marketing teams in North America, South America, Mexico, Asia Pacific and China to establish a communication and marketing network between the responsible markets. She will also maintain Bell’s professional relationships with industry associations, including local, state and federal agencies, trade associations and media to increase awareness of Bell Flavors & Fragrances and show support for the Flavor & Fragrance…
A new Finger Lakes company, Stonehurst Brands, has just released its first product, 1961 Vodka.
Victor, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 — Made with soft white wheat grown in the Finger Lakes, the ultra-premium vodka is being touted as a vodka with “a classic taste.” The idea was sparked at a party at which five Finger Lakes friends were discussing artificial flavorings that now are popular in vodkas, said one of the partners, Lisa Ginther.
The name honors what partner Chris Parsons calls a “classic era.”
“1961 was a single year, but in a way, it was an era all…
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — mix1 Life, Inc., (OTCBB: MIXX) today announces the addition of Kevin Conrad as President of Sales.
Kevin Conrad began his career as a driver for a beverage distributor increasing sales by 25%. After being recruited by Shamrock Distributing he moved his way up in the company from a sales representative to Sales Supervisor. Him and his team of 97 sales representatives generated $80 million in annual revenue.
Miller Brewing Company then hired Mr. Conrad as a Regional Manager, he supervised nine Miller Distributors and sold 12.5 million cases in the state of Arizona. He also trained Miller…
Court Proceedings over Michael Collins Irish Whiskey to Continue
NEW ROCHELLE, NY., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In March of 2013 Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. (SFIC) filed a lawsuit against Beam, Inc. alleging that Beam improperly sought to destroy SFIC’s Michael Collins Irish Whiskey brand and seeking $100 million in damages. SFIC released the following statement of its Chief Executive Officer, Lee Einsidler, regarding last week’s decision of a New York Federal Judge to sustain SFIC ‘s complaint against Beam and allow the lawsuit to continue.
“We are pleased by the Court’s ruling although not surprised, as the facts…
CLEVELAND — Ganeden Biotech along with Copper Moon Coffee company, have announced today that GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is the first probiotic to be incorporated into K-Cup® technology; with the launch of Copper Moon’s French Vanilla Cappuccino Insta-KupsTM. Consumers can now get their daily probiotics from all single serve, coffee brewers that accept K-Cup® portion packs.
“The composition of GanedenBC30 allows food and beverage manufacturers the freedom to create innovative probiotic products that would otherwise be impossible,” said Michael Bush, Senior Vice President of Ganeden Biotech. “Copper Moon’s French Vanilla Cappuccino is an innovation in single serve, coffee brewing,”…Read the full article» Comment Count
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — JPG Resources (http://www.jpgresources.com), an industry leader providing product expertise in innovation, commercialization and execution, announces a strategic partnership with Healthy Brand Builders (http://www.healthybrandbuilders.com…), a brand marketing and strategy development company. Both companies specialize in the Food & Beverage Industry. The new partnership marries JPG Resources expertise in preparing products to ‘go-to-market’ with Healthy Brand Builders business, marketing and financial strategy creation capabilities.
JPG Resources’ primary focus is ensuring client’s business growth goals are met by successfully shepherding new products through all phases of the innovation process: idea generation, product
CLERMONT, Fla. — Uncle Matt’s Organic, the nation’s original organic juice company, is celebrating 15 years of creating 100 percent organic, great-tasting citrus produce and juice. To commemorate this milestone, the company has released two new delicious varieties of juice: Orange Mango and Orange Tangerine. Orange Mango and Orange Tangerine offer two more ways for people to get their daily intake of vitamin C, from a trusted organic farming family.
“We’re proud to be celebrating 15 years of furthering our family’s philosophy of growing healthy and nutritious crops using organic and sustainable farming methods,” said Matt McLean, CEO and founder…
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Real Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: RLBD), (“Real Brands”) has finalized the initial flavor lineup and packaging design for the HillBilly® beverage line and is preparing for a Spring 2014 launch. Real Brands, Inc. currently owns the exclusive worldwide license for non-alcoholic beverages (i.e. lemonade, iced tea, etc.), beer and malt beverages with HillBilly Brand.
HillBilly Brand beverages will be the first product launch for the Real Brands Beverage Group, and the first new launch for Real Brands overall. “We have developed eight (8) great tasting, all natural flavors of Iced Teas, Lemonades and Half & Half…Read the full article» Comment Count
ATLANTA — Warning! A nationwide “frosting” is about to hit the United States, and its cool taste will keep Diet Coke fans chattering well past the winter months.
Diet Coke, the No. 2 beverage in the U.S., is introducing a new product, Diet Coke FROST. A great tasting, low-calorie frozen carbonated beverage, this is the first frozen offering in the brand’s 31-year history. Diet Coke FROST has natural cherry flavor to deliver a refreshing uplift. Each 20-ounce serving has 30 calories and 12 grams of carbs.
Diet Coke FROST Cherry as a Slurpee® will be available exclusively at 7-Eleven locations…
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Continuing its support of a healthy and active lifestyle for adults and young people, Pro Balance Inc. and its innovative product line of The Original Protein Shot™, www.theproteinshot.com…, has announced the additions of Kevin McGovern and Bruce Paddock to its Board of Directors to further its leadership position.
Kevin McGovern was one of the three founders of SOBE, a “New Age” beverage company which was founded in 1995. Currently, SOBE is distributed in all 50 states through a vast network of over 400 distributors and is considered the fastest growing beverage company ever in its category.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Set aside the coconut water, it’s time to pour yourself a glass of the next ‘IT’ beverage – maple tree sap. Yes, maple sap! For those who want the health benefits of coconut water but are looking for an alternative, maple sap (also known as maple water) is an obvious choice and offers an even more impressive range of nutritional benefits. One Canadian company, SEVA Maple Water, is about to launch the very first 100% pure organic maple sap product this spring.
Not to be confused with maple syrup, maple sap is the clear water that…
BOULDER, Colo. — Cheribundi, Inc., is excited to announce that two of their top-selling Tart Cherry Refresh Juice Blends are now available to purchase in all 4800 Rite Aid Stores. These flavors include Cherry Lemonade Refresh and Cherry Cranberry Refresh, and will be featured in Rite Aid’s cold boxes next to other chilled refreshments.
CEO Brian Ross says, “We are excited to partner with one of the top drug store chains in America, gaining the opportunity to introduce Cheribundi to their many health-conscious customers.”
Cheribundi tart cherry juice products are available nationwide in grocery, natural and specialty retailers, including Kroger,…
LONG BEACH, Calif. — BI Nutraceuticals will be conducting tours at its state-of-the-art, 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Long Beach, Calif. March 4-7, the week leading up to Expo West/Engredea in Anaheim, Calif. Anyone interested in learning more about the company’s industry-leading technologies in botanical ingredient identification, quality assurance, dry steam sterilization and processing is invited to participate. Tailored product application demonstrations can also be arranged upon request.
The facility tour includes a short overview of BI’s capabilities, a tour of the company’s receiving and production areas, dry steam sterilization process Protexx HP® and quality assurance lab. Interested parties can…Read the full article» Comment Count
WHEELING, Ill. — E. A. Weber, a worldwide leader in the production of food flavors, has obtained the SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 Certification for their entire production facility located in Wheeling, Illinois. With a score and rating of “Excellent”, Weber becomes one of the only flavor facilities in the world to achieve this level for both food safety and food quality.
Administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute, the SQF certification program is a leading, global food safety and quality certification program and management system designed to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers worldwide. Obtaining this prestigious…
ATLANTA — Basketball fans can look forward to creating memorable moments at this week’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament, as Coke Zero brings a team of interactive activities to Charlotte, N.C. Coke Zero returns as the tournament’s official soft drink—delivering real Coca-Cola taste with zero calories—and The Coca-Cola Company celebrates the extension of its longstanding, 47-year sponsorship of the CIAA.
The Coca-Cola Company will contribute more than $200,000 toward scholarships for CIAA and its member institutions over the next three years as part of the renewed agreement.
“Coca-Cola has a strong commitment to education and we are thrilled to…
BOULDER, Colo. — According to new research from MarketsandMarkets (M&M), the digestive health ingredients market in the U.S. is projected to be $495.3 billion by 2015, up from $265.9 million in 2010. Sales of GoodBelly, a line of probiotic beverages formulated for daily digestive health, are mirroring this booming health trend, and the company has an aggressive growth strategy in place to double its annual retail sales by the end of 2015. In the last year, GoodBelly has experienced another year of double digit growth, and anticipates a consistent progression during the next 18 months. The company will be showcasing…Read the full article» Comment Count
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers and high-performance water AQUAhydrate have signed on for another year of official partnership. The Southern California-based health and fitness water company is proud to continue hydrating the Clippers with electrolyte-enhanced, alkaline supercharged water.
To take their relationship to the next level, AQUAhydrate and the Clippers have commenced new co-marketing programs together, announcing an exclusive branded content video series called “My Locker.” The video series will feature Clippers players as they provide an inside look of their locker room at STAPLES Center. AQUAhydrate will continue to support the team with social media promotions and…
NEW YORK CITY (February 24, 2014) – William Grant & Sons and Rum Trading International Corp. are pleased to announce an agreement for the distribution of the Flor de Caña® family of Slow-Aged single-estate rums in the United States.
“We are extremely proud to enter into this agreement for the distribution of Flor de Caña, an authentic brand steeped in tradition,” said Jonathan Yusen, President and Managing Director, William Grant & Sons USA. “Flor de Caña has a fantastic range of premium and super-premium single estate aged rums and, as such, is a great complement to our current portfolio. We…
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) issued the following statement regarding legislation being heard today by the San Francisco Land Use and Economic Development Committee, which would ban the sale or distribution of bottled water in plastic bottles of 21 fluid ounces or less on city and county property, including parks, concerts, large public events, and mobile food trucks.
“The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) opposes this bill and supports the right of San Franciscans to choose clean, safe, healthy, refreshing, reliable and zero-calorie bottled water when making their beverage decisions. Efforts to eliminate access to bottled…
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Imperial Brands, the US importer and marketer of Sobieski Vodka, announced today that they have signed an agreement with Sammy Hagar’s newest premium spirit, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum…. Under the terms of the agreement, which took effect February 1, 2014, Imperial Brands will assume all sales responsibility in the US and Canada for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist and entrepreneur’s award-winning premium silver rum.
“Our agreement with Sammy combines two powerhouse organizations to give consumers exactly what they want today in premium rum,” said Chester
SECAUCUS, N.J., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Berentzen Gruppe AG, one of Germany’s oldest and largest spirit suppliers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Campbell as President of Berentzen USA. Mr. Campbell has more than two decades of industry experience and has been recognized for his achievements in sales management and advanced data analytics. Mr. Campbell previously served on the U.S. executive team of scotch producer Whyte & Mackay, which presided over the double-digit annual growth of The Dalmore Single Malt and John Barr blends. Prior to Whyte & Mackay, Mr. Campbell was in various managerial roles in…Read more»
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