Highland Brewing Company looked into implementing an asset management solution that would allow its employees to remain untethered by bulky scanners or computers. Executing a successful asset management system is vital for the growth of any business.
A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called "Charbucks." Starbucks sued in 2001, saying the use of the name infringed its famous trademarks.
The Folgers Coffee Co. plans a $5 million expansion in eastern New Orleans as parent company J.M. Smucker Co. continues consolidating coffee production. A new $3 million administration building will have bigger offices, not more people, Smucker said.
Wine enthusiasts searching for bubbly made fresh in the Mount Rushmore state will soon be in luck. The first champagne house in South Dakota is coming to Sturgis, courtesy of Belle Joli Winery. Customers will be able to see part of the wine-making process.
Paul Chibe, vice president of U.S. marketing for Anheuser-Busch InBev, said Friday that humor has always been an integral part of the company's Bud Light brand. But in recent years, Chibe conceded that the tone didn't always strike the right note.
Today's powerhouse bourbon brands such as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Maker's Mark are crafted in rural Kentucky settings, an hour or less away, but the trade is showing signs of a comeback in the city. An urban bourbon trail features 27 bars and restaurants.
The signature feature of a $10.5 million attraction called The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a replica of a five-story Evan Williams bottle, which pours into a nearly 1,500-gallon lowball glass in the lobby of the attraction in Louisville, Ky.
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. said it will acquire bottled water operations in Indonesia to boost sales in the Southeast Asian country's growing market. Under the roughly 18.9 billion yen deal, Asahi Group will buy Indonesia's Tirta Bahagia Group, which produces the Club brand of bottled water.
Prominent Kentucky bourbon maker is showing off its new tourism attraction in downtown Louisville. Called the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, it features a small distillery and exhibits that take visitors through Kentucky's bourbon-making history.
McDonald's wants to be a bigger player in the global coffee business with its McCafe drink line. The world's biggest hamburger chain on Thursday highlighted beverages as one of its key growth opportunities at a daylong presentation for investors.
Four Maine companies are bidding for a new liquor contract with the state. All Maine Spirits, LLC and Pine State Trading submitted bids by Thursday's deadline for warehousing and distributing. Pine State Trading also submitted a bid for spirits trade marketing, along with CDM Communications, Dirigo Spirit Co.
Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head brewery, discusses his unique story of starting and growing a thriving craft-brewing business. Calagione says the fact that his company is "pint-sized" has contributed to its success.
Starbucks Corp. leaders say it may be hard to get over the sticker shock, but that the company will be better off in the long run without Kraft Foods. The company announced late Tuesday that it must pay at least $2.23 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.
Kraft began exclusively marketing Starbucks roasted and grounded coffee in stores in 1998 and renegotiated the contract in 2004. The contract was set to expire in 2014. But in November 2010, Starbucks told Kraft it was severing its agreement.
PepsiCo plans to invest $5.5 billion in India by 2020 as it focuses on growth in emerging markets. The maker of Mt. Dew, Gatorade and Frito-Lay chips plans to spend the money on new products, agriculture programs, selling infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities.
David Brooks, president of Coca-Cola's Greater China and Korea business unit, told Bloomberg earlier this week that Coca-Cola plans to invest more than $4 billion in China between 2015 and 2017 to build factories and add new products to its portfolio.
Farmer Joe Morette is raising about 50 Thanksgiving turkeys this year, and he's feeding them a unique diet that includes beer. Morette insists that the beer makes the birds fatter, more flavorful and juicier. Longtime customer Dan Bourque said the turkeys are much better than those available at the supermarket.
Monster Beverage Corp. reported its third-quarter net income increased 7 percent on improved sales of its energy drinks. But the company struggled with added expenses and the quarter's results fell short of market expectations, which sent shares down in after-hours trading.
Company's new QFP 525L-600 (525 liters), is the largest-volume high pressure processing (HPP) system available to date.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban Thursday on unhealthy trans fats and a mandatory phase-out of the ingredient. The director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest expects the process to happen quickly.
The Conference Board of Canada estimates that total beer sales in the country averaged $12.3 billion annually between 2009 and 2011. Consumption accounted for $13.8 billion annually in economic activity during this period.
WhiteWave Foods' third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, dragged down by increased expenses. Its adjusted profit and revenue beat Wall Street's expectations.The company behind Horizon Organic milk and Silk beverages was spun off by Dean Foods last year.
Americans who buy the glass bottles of Coke exported from Mexico were worried that an independent bottler that supplies the drinks planned to switch from sugar to fructose to cut costs. But Arca Continental stressed that it has no plans to change the sweetener for the "Coca-Cola Nostalgia" bottles it exports to the U.S.
A Vermont microbrewery that makes one of the world's best beers plans to close down its retail operation to head off the trouble that's brewing with its neighbors. Customers lined up to buy cases of the double IPA recently ranked No. 1 worldwide.
Starbucks says it plans to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. The coffee company says it will develop a system dedicated to matching the skills of veterans and military spouses with jobs throughout its organization.