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Daily Archive: June 29, 2011

Riding The Dessert Trend, Pinnacle Whipped Projects 750,000 Cases For 2011

Launched little more than a year ago, Pinnacle Whipped vodka ($14 a 750-ml.) has shipped 400,000 cases so far in 2011, and brand-owner White Rock Distilleries is projecting its full-year volume at 750,000 cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 29, 2011

InterContinental Hotels Seeking Beverage Growth Through Innovation

InterContinental Hotels Group is one of the world’s largest hospitality groups, with a presence in 100 countries. In the Americas, InterContinental operates 100 full service hotels, with brands including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Hotel Indigo, as well as InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. In its most recent quarterly results ending March 31, 2011, the company’s U.S. revenues were up 8.4%, the highest U.S. growth since the second quarter of 2006. This year is estimated to be slightly better than 2010. SND recently interviewed InterContinental’s vice president, food & beverage, Americas, Jean-Pierre Etcheberrigaray. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 29, 2011

News Briefs for June 29, 2011

•Crown Royal, which helped pioneer spirits brand sponsorship in NASCAR, will end its participation as a Roush Fenway Racing NASCAR team sponsor at the close of the 2011 season. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 29, 2011