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MSA Launches Daily Invoice-Level Shipment Processing for Beverage Industry

Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has gone live with the next generation of its Data@Factory, now processing daily, invoice-level shipment data. Leveraging the proven infrastructure first established in 1993, continuously improved through seven major releases, and currently serving 25 leading consumer products companies for the management of weekly, SKU/store sequence-level shipments, the “NeoCore” Data@Factory addresses

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Traditional Michelada Recipe

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is leveraging its authenticity and Mexican heritage to launch Tecate Michelada, a savory and refreshing ready-to-drink mix that follows the traditional michelada recipe. The product is now available at retail throughout the Western and Central regions of the U.S., in 16-ounce single-serve cans. Tecate Michelada follows the same traditional brewing process

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Heineken Names New Vice President Of Marketing

The Heineken team congratulates one team members’ promotion to vice president of marketing this week. Heineken USA, America’s leading upscale beer importer, announced the appointment of Collin Westcott-Pitt as Heineken’s vice president of marketing. Westcott-Pitt takes his position immediately. In his new role, he plans on leading marketing for the flagship Heineken brand in the

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Alcoholic Light Tea and Lemonade

Just in time for summer, Michelob ULTRA has introduced ULTRA 19th Hole Light Tea & Lemonade, an iced tea and lemonade-flavored alcohol beverage inspired by the golf course classic. Available nationwide for a limited time, ULTRA 19th Hole is a lighter alternative to traditional flavored malt beverages that is perfectly suited for an afternoon pool

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Tedeschi Debuts Sparkling Waters

The new proprietary line provides customers with a beverage that is flavorful as well as healthful. Tedeschi Food Shops has released a new line of proprietary Tedeschi Select Sparkling Waters. The 20-ounce line of calorie-free, caffeine-free and sodium-free waters are available in four unique flavors: Raspberry Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Key Lime and Wild Cherry.  Tedeschi

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New Lemonade Combinations

Once trumpeted as the drink of summer, lemonade is flexing its versatility and causing stores to clear shelf space and take notice year round. Single-serving lemonade sales are up more than 11% in the past year. MADE Drinks Co.’s original MADE Lemonade has been on the market for almost a year. Now the company is

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Fresh Brewed Tea

SunBrew Iced Tea is a brand new line of drinks for 2012 featuring an old-fashioned, fresh-brewed tea in a recipe reminiscent of the summertime favorite, brewed in the sun on a kitchen window. SunBrew is “Home Brewed Taste, Ready-to-Drink Convenience.” SunBrew Iced Tea is available this spring nationwide in three varieties: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened (with

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Organic Iced Tea

Sweet Leaf Tea is an organic, all-natural iced tea beverage made with high quality tea leaves, real sugar and certified organic ingredients. Everything from the packaging to the ingredients to the branding of the tea is made specifically to be enjoyable no matter where customers consumer it. Flavors include Organic Original Sweet Tea, Organic Lemon

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Weigel’s Recognized For Best Chocolate Milk

 Annual Tennessee State Fair awards Weigel’s a blue ribbon. The Tennessee Dairy Products Association awarded Weigel’s Dairy with the coveted First Place Blue-Ribbon for its Chocolate Milk in the Tennessee State Fair Fluid Milk Quality Competition. With the highest score, Weigel’s Chocolate Milk was voted best chocolate milk among all dairies serving the State of

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SunBrew Iced Tea

Turkey Hill has introduced SunBrew Iced Tea, a brand new line of drinks for 2012, featuring an old-fashioned, fresh-brewed tea in a recipe reminiscent of the summertime favorite, brewed in the sun on a kitchen window. SunBrew is “Home Brewed Taste, Ready-to-Drink Convenience.”  SunBrew Iced Tea is available this spring nationwide in three varieties: Unsweetened,

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Daily’s Convenience Stores Hosts Mark Hominick

UFC mixed martial arts athlete to sign autographs for fans at two Daily’s Convenience Stores locations. Daily’s Convenience Stores and XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC, are hosting Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Mark “The Machine” Hominick on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at two Daily’s locations in Smryna, Tenn.

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Frostberry Energy Blast

XYIENCE, maker of Xenergy, the offi cial energy drink of the UFC, has added Xenergy Xtreme Frostberry Blast to its lineup of energy drink flavors. The third in its collector can series; Frostberry Blast’s can features the image of Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, a UFC middleweight fighter and international icon in the sport of mixed

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Egg White Omelettes

Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc., makers of egg white omelettes in the frozen foods market, is serving up two new breakfast options. Cedarlane’s new all-natural frozen Broccoli Cheddar and Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelettes are high in protein, low in cholesterol, and gluten-free, making it easy to get a quick, hot and healthy restaurant-quality

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Getting Crafty in the Cold Vault

Beer sales are hot right now and driving the push are specialty brews and imports. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Consumer interest in more flavorful food and beverages has led, among other things, to the rise of craft beers. Retailers: Start your engines. Craft beers offer more challenging tastes, authenticity and often even a quirkiness

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Holiday Cheer Beer Promotion

Heineken has unveiled its ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’ retail program in plenty of time for c-stores to plan for big 2011 holiday sales. The program runs through December and includes channel specific offers and incentives (where legal) to encourage consumers to enjoy Heineken and Heineken Light, while increasing retailer profitability during the year’s most critical

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New Juice Flavors

Everfresh Juice has launched two new juice offerings: 16-ounce Pineapple Mango and 24-ounce Strawberry Banana. These exotic flavor combinations will quench your customers’ thirst and have them coming back for more. Everfresh Juice’s never-ending goal is to create healthier beverages without ever sacrificing flavor. The company offers more than 30 flavors of juice products. For

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Heineken USA Enhances Retail Partner Support

New hires include Nick Lake as senior director, category management, and  Monique Acevedo as vice president of innovation. Heineken USA has appointed two new senior leaders.  • Nick Lake was appointed as the company’s new senior director, category management, effective Oct. 11. Lake will report to Steve Ward, vice president of national accounts.  • Monique

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Italian-Style Calzones

Lettieri’s takes the best from several old world recipes to create two new calzones, which are sure to become customer favorites. Available in two varieties, Italian Trio and Meat Cravers, the calzones are filled with 100% real cheese, meat and other gourmet ingredients. The Italian Trio is a blend of pepperoni, sliced marinated banana pepper

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Kangaroo Express Debuts Kronik Energy Drinks

“The Kangaroo Express deal gives us a major retailer in the Southeastern U.S. and greatly expands our distribution footprint,” says Kronik’s vice president of operations. The Pantry has partnered with KroniCo LLC, makers of Ultra-Premium Kronik Energy Drinks, to add three of Kronik’s all new formulas in more than 1,100 Kangaroo Express stores in eight

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Tedeschi Adds Skinny Water

Enhanced zero-calorie water meets customer demand for better-for-you beverages. Tedeschi Food Shops is adding Skinny Water, a zero-calorie enhanced water at all 190 store locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. With the addition of these stores, Skinny Water is now available in 7,486 retail locations nationwide. “As consumers search for ‘healthier-for-you-beverages,’ Skinny

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Avoiding Cold Vault Cannibalization

With new healthier beverage options becoming available retailers face the task of resetting coolers to maximize sales. By: By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Who would have thought that packaged beverages could cause so many people so much angst? Heightened environmental and health concerns and the spotlight on childhood obesity have been used to cast a

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Positive Outlook for Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated soft drink sales dipped in 2010, but are expected to show positive growth in 2011. “Because the economy is better and products like Coke Zero have done well with customers, we are predicting 2.3% growth in 2011 for carbonated beverages,” said Garima Goel Lal, senior consumer analyst for Mintel International. Overall sales of carbonated

Heineken Launches ‘The Holidays Start Here’ Retail Program

Heineken, the No. 1 selling European import beer in the U.S., unveiled the details of its ‘The Holidays Start Here’ retail program. ‘The Holidays Start Here’ invites consumers, through a custom Heineken Party Planner iPhone and Android app, to eliminate the guesswork from planning or attending the ultimate holiday party. The program will run in

West N.Y. Quick Chek Celebrates Five Years

Quick Chek, which operates 125 food store locations throughout New Jersey and southern New York, has announced its West New York, N.J., store located at 5100 Kenned Blvd., will celebrate its five year anniversary, Sunday, Oct. 24. Opening its doors for business Oct. 24, 2005, West New York Quick Chek is currently managed by Store

Nestlé Waters’ CEO Inducted into Beverage World Hall of Fame

Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, was welcomed into the Beverage World Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2010, at the Interbev 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. For more than 25 years, the Hall of Fame has honored executives in the beverage industry who have demonstrated devotion, creativity and passion for

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