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07.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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COCKTAIL CALORIES – DOES ANYONE CARE?

In a calorie-conscious world, labels are everything. As a culture we eagerly read package labels telling us how much fat this frozen pizza has or how much sodium those chips have. So it would stand to reason that the drinking masses would embrace knowing how many calories are in their cocktail of choice. Ironically, that’s not the case – according to a report from market research firm Mintel, two-thirds of consumers have no interest in [...] Read More »

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR CAMPARI

Spirits are rising at Campari, literally and figuratively. Distributors restocking and the revival of the spirits market has pushed up sales and profits at Campari, the Italian drinks company. Pre-tax profit rose 12.7 percent to €43.3m (US$54.5m) in the first quarter to March 31. Sales, excluding the acquisition of Wild Turkey in April 2OO9, rose 14.5 percent to €233.6m (US$285m). Campari has benefited from some consumers trading down into their lower priced brands. Sales in [...] Read More »

LICENSES AND IDS GET A NEW LOOK

The Patrick-Murray Administration has unveiled a new driver’s license and Massachusetts ID that, for the first time in over a decade, are actually being manufactured in Massachusetts. The cards include new security features that offer residents better protection against fraud and identity theft. “In keeping with Governor Patrick’s commitment to strengthening customer service throughout the transportation system, MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles designed a card with a new look that will protect residents better than [...] Read More »

THE CURE FOR THE COMMON HANGOVER?

Can it be so? Could there really be an actual cure, and a natural one at that, for the dreaded hangover? There just might be and it comes in the form of natural coconut water. There are myriad remedies for hangovers – from fast food to the hair-of-the-dog –  but do any actually work. After heavy drinking, the body needs its electrolytes replenished. Although Gatorade does a good job at this, it has only 2 [...] Read More »

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