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HEINEKEN Invests to Grow Red Stripe’s Position Globally

$16 million new state-of-the-art production line exclusively dedicated to service export market. Since HEINEKEN acquired a controlling stake of Red Stripe Beer in 2015 and returned production back to the brand’s Jamaican homeland in 2016, the company has embarked on an aggressive 10 year investment plan dedicated to building Red Stripe’s position as a truly

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Sunday Beer Sales in Indiana Draws Support

State senate panel backs Sunday sales with limited hours. An Indiana Senate panel on Wednesday approved a proposal that would allow carryout sales of alcohol on Sundays throughout the state, according to a new Indianapolis Business Journal report. The Senate public policy committee voted 9-0 to advance the proposal, which would allow carryout sales of

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U.S. Non-Dairy Milk Sales Grew 61% Over Last Five Years

Mintel report indicates new non-dairy milk types are sparking excitement among consumers. As the popularity of plant-based nutrition grows, it appears non-dairy milk is increasingly finding its place in American refrigerators. New research from Mintel indicates non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61% since 2012, and

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Bottling Better Beer Sales

Consumer preferences continue to trend toward craft, import and flavored malt beverages. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor In convenience stores, overall beer sales—impacted mostly by dragging domestic sales—rose less than 1% for the 52 weeks between October 2016 and October 2017, and down 1.2% for the month of October, according to Nielsen C-Store Data. The

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Energy Drinks Show Vitality

Manufacturers continue to invent various healthier-for-you energy drink offerings for health-conscious consumers. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor During the last few years, convenience stores have provided a big boost to the energy drink category. Patrons finding their get-up-and-go flagging can quickly locate just the tonic to revive their drive and stamina, and be on their

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Anheuser-Busch Launches Elevate

New initiative looks to create a better future though commitments to beer, communities, the environment and more. Anheuser-Busch (A-B) has launched ‘Elevate,’ a new initiative with its craft partners that is about building an even better future for the beer industry. Elevate is made up of new commitments that consumers, partners and employees care about most:  Beer, Environment,

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Newcastle Brown Ale Introduces New Look, Plan for Growth

Production of Newcastle Brown Ale has officially moved from the John Smith’s Brewery in the U.K. to the Zoeterwoude Brewery in Holland. Newcastle Brown Ale is unveiling a new look and a fresh, localized plan for growth in the U.S. under management of the Five Points Trading Company, HEINEKEN’s venture aimed at incubating a range

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