Ohza Raises More Capital for Expansion

Ohza, a line of ready-to-drink (RTD) sparkling wine cocktails based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has secured $4 million in additional funding.
Bud Light Seltzer popsicles

First Look: Bud Light Seltzer Frozen Icicles

Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) is releasing Bud Light Seltzer Frozen Icicles to retailers in the coming weeks, just in time for hot summer days at the pools, beaches, and lakes.
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Canteen Spirits Gets Lift by Anheuser-Busch

Canteen Spirits will receive investments and a distribution agreement from beverage alcohol giant Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD). The Austin-based spirits company produces Canteen Vodka Soda ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktails. The investment indicates the US consumer's appetite for more varieties of canned cocktails.
Diageo's new Loyal 9 cocktails

Diageo Acquires Another RTD Company

Diageo has acquired operations of Loyal 9 Cocktails, a two-year-young ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktail maker based in Rhode Island.
hard seltzer and RTD acquisition activity

Expect Hard Seltzer Startup Acquisition Activity in 2021

Acquiring a successful start-up brand is a good way to quickly garner market share while establishing legitimacy in a new segment. 
Lone River Ranch Water 12 pack

Diageo Acquires Far West Spirits

Diageo, one of the largest producers of spirits and beers in the world, announced on Monday that they have acquired Far West Spirits LLC.

Packaging Supplier for White Claw Forges Megadeal

Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD), which supplies aluminum cans for Mark Anthony Group in the packaging of White Claw, today announced a merger with The Gores Group in a deal valued at approximately $8.5 billion.
Ashland Hard Seltzer Flavors

Josh Landan: Chief Collaborator at Ashland Hard Seltzer

Hard Seltzer News interviewed Josh Landan, CEO at Ashland Hard Seltzer, last August, at a time when his brand was still adding California cities to distribution. He spoke to the power of collaboration with friends and contacts in order to successfully grow a brand.
Ashland Hard Seltzer CEO Josh Landan

Breaking: Ashland Hard Seltzer to be Acquired by Anheuser-Busch

San Diego-based Ashland Hard Seltzer will soon be sold to Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD). Hard Seltzer News published a feature on Ashland its early days of growth. CEO Josh Landan in a podcast spoke of his brand's identity and power of the Rolodex. 

Breaking: A-B Sues Constellation Over Corona Hard Seltzer

After attempts to settle the matter out of court, Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) Mexican division Grupo Modelo filed Monday in Federal Court to stop Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) practices around selling hard seltzer.

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