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Coca-Cola Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

The Coca-Cola Company today reported first quarter 2014 operating results. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company said, “Our growth momentum is steadily improving in line with our expectations.”

Beam Launches Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

Hornitos Tequila is redefining the premium tequila experience with the launch of new Hornitos Black Barrel, a 100% blue agave tequila, distinctively aged through an innovative process that conveys the classic tasting notes of a whiskey.

IRI and GuestMetrics Form Alliance

The alliance will provide IRI clients with in-depth information about on-premise consumer purchases via GuestMetrics that will be placed against the context of IRI’s off-premise data. The data integration could give marketers a better understanding of how off-premise consumer behavior influences on-premise purchases.

Pulse Beverage Adds Eight Distributors

The Pulse Beverage Corporation (OTCQB:PLSB), makers of Natural Cabana® Lemonades and Coconut Waters, and PULSE® brand of functional beverages, today announced that the company has added eight class “A” distributors, and the company’s product lines now are available in an additional 446 stores in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Louisiana.

Video Coverage of BevNET FBU Boston is NOW AVAILABLE

Were you unable to join us last month’s BevNET FBU Boston event? Were you in attendance or watched the livestream and wanted to revisit the content? In either case, we have some great news: complete video coverage of the day is NOW AVAILABLE for viewing on BevNETFBU.com.

RealBeanz Hires Former DPSG Executive to Lead National Sales

Richard Edgell has 25 years of experience in the beverage industry, mostly recently working as the senior vice president at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Aside from DPSG, Edgell has generated sales for an impressive cadre of brands such as Vita Coco, FIJI, AriZona, Sunny Delight, Rockstar, Body Armor and vitaminwater.

ACG Closes Second Fund

Alliance Consumer Growth Fund, which has become a well-known quantity on the beverage circuit because of its constant hunt for rapidly-growing, well-defined consumer brands, has raised a second fund of $90 million — double the amount of its original, $44 million ACG Fund I.