Shares of Jamba plunged in premarket trading Tuesday after the company cut its fiscal 2013 guidance, saying reduced spending by consumers hurt its sales in the third quarter. The operator of Jamba Juice says sales at stores open at least a year will grow no more than 1 percent this fiscal year.
The state-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP said on Tuesday an Italian court has banned its bitter rival, beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, from using the Budweiser trademark in that country, the latest ruling in their long legal battle over the brand name.
Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. hit a 52-week high Friday, continuing to gain after the wine, beer and liquor company reported higher quarterly results that topped expectations. The company said it started the quarter by closing on its purchase of the remaining 50 percent stake in Crown Imports that it didn't already own.
A local rescue service center said Friday the man was pulled out of a winery grape reception bay that he fell into the day before, just as a truck unloaded 5.5 tons (5 metric tons) of grapes ready for crushing into juice for winemaking.
Constellation Brands' second-quarter net income surged, bolstered by a large gain related to Crown Imports and a lower-than-expected tax rate. The wine, beer and liquor company's adjusted earnings topped Wall Street's view, and it lifted its full-year adjusted earnings outlook again.
A California winery's experiment with aging wine in the ocean off the Southeast coast resumes next month. Earlier this year, the Mira Winery of St. Helena, Calif., submerged four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in Charleston Harbor for three months.
A winery in Owen County, Ind., is installing solar panels that it hopes will offset more than 65 percent of its annual electricity use. And its owners want their experience with the equipment to be a resource for others interested in pumping solar power into their businesses.
At nearly 33 million, U.S. Hispanics of legal drinking age are important adult beverage consumers, and their influence will continue to expand rapidly. By 2015, Hispanics will account for 15 percent of the total U.S. legal drinking age population.
Launched in 2009, Guinness says the annual festivities of Arthur's Day provide a needed tonic for a 7,500-strong Irish pub network struggling to maintain profits in the face of a five-year debt crisis that has ravaged employment and incomes.
Ireland's love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness. Thursday's celebrations of Arthur's Day, honoring the founder of Ireland's quintessential drink, featured surprise musical performances in 815 pubs and clubs across Ireland.
Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) programs are vital to the successful running of any international company. Without strong and comprehensive QHSE systems in place, companies could be exposed to incidents that could put their people and the environment in danger.
Constellation Brands this year will invest more than $20 million in several of its California wineries and vineyards to meet increasing demand. The investments will expand its growing, crushing, fermenting, storing and bottling capacities.
Starbucks has filed a trademark application for the term "Fizzio" as it continues its test of carbonated drinks. The company says in the filing that the name would be for beverage-making machines, as well as a variety of drinks, including soft drinks.
Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday that its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $250 million of its common stock. The liquor company will repurchase its Class A and Class B common shares from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Brown-Forman Class B shares slipped 20 cents to $69.20 in morning trading.
A New Hampshire jury is deliberating whether a lemonade manufacturer will be held liable for the emotional distress a woman says she suffered after finding a dead rat in a can of frozen concentrate. Fifty-year-old Colleen Grady sued the Coca-Cola company — which owns Minute Maid products.
PepsiCo has named Sanjeev Chadha as CEO of the Asia, Middle East and Africa region. Chadha, who most recently served as president of PepsiCo Middle East and Africa, will oversee all aspects of the AMEA business. The appointment is effective immediately.
Iron Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson has ventured into a new business: brewing. His new Trooper Beer is quickly becoming popular with the band's fans. The beer has beaten sales expectations since launching in May, and Dickinson has plans to ship the brew to 180 countries.
Scientists have found a new use for cilantro, the spice responsible for the "fresh" taste that can be found in many Mexican and Southeast Asian dishes. A new study from Mexico suggests the fragrant herb may have the ability to purify water.
Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. The fine line the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.
Seattle-based coffee company Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday that Troy Alstead, its chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to chief financial officer and group president of the company's global business services.
Kentucky's bourbon barons are sitting down to tell stories about themselves, their age-old craft and their products that are in global demand. The collection of oral histories is a joint effort by the Kentucky Distillers' Association and the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.
A recent study from Indiana University tested 49 men ranging from heavy drinkers to infrequent imbibers and found increased dopamine release within minutes of tasting beer, followed by cravings for more beer. The study limited alcohol intake, ensuring the results were related to taste and not intoxication.
Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. says its opening its U.S. headquarters in Illinois, with plans to bring 80 jobs to the state. Gov. Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday. The malt beverage maker is locating in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
Plans to build a controversial water bottling plant in Anacortes, Wash., are unraveling because the company planning the project has backed out. The city signed a deal three years ago to sell five million gallons of Skagit River water a day for the next 50 years to a company called Tethys.
Michelle Obama has pushed Americans to eat healthier. Now she says we should "drink up" too. As in plain water. And as in more of it. The first lady, an exercise fanatic who loves French fries, is getting behind a campaign to encourage people to drink more plain, old-fashioned water.