Food & Drink

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Promotes Two Employees
January 19, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., announced the promotion of Jaclyn Claude to the position of assistant customer service manager, and Laurie Serwitz to the position of service resolution and billing manager. Claude will be responsible for training all new customer service team members, as well as working directly with production to ensure complete customer…

ETS Express Inc. Opens New Production Facility in Concord, North Carolina
January 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

ETS Express Inc., Oxnard, Calif., announced that it has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Concord, N.C. The new facility will increase ETS Express Inc.'s decorating and distribution capacity, and play a significant role in supplying its products to its customers shipping to the Midwest, Northeast and South regions of the U.S.…

Openers Plus Featured on 'World's Greatest'
December 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Openers Plus, Costa Mesa, Calif., will be featured on the TV show "World's Greatest," highlighting the company's bottle openers. "Openers Plus has been creating the best bottle openers for a long time," said Jim Wysopal, president of Openers Plus. "It's really nice to now be the 'World's Greatest' bottle openers." Wysopal said the company's use…

Transformable Water Bottle Supports Clean-Drinking-Water Projects
December 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Replacing single-use drink containers with a reusable bottle not only cuts down on trash and problems like plastic pollution in the ocean, but it also reduces the amount of new resources and energy needed for the manufacturing process. The water bottle company Dopper is taking that concept a…

Pizza Hut Opens 'Hut Swag' Web Store
December 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

People usually have a favorite pizza place—whether it's a local joint down the street or a big-name chain. Now people who have Pizza Hut on speed dial can show their appreciation for the restaurant with Pizza Hut-branded items, like hats, T-shirts and skateboards. Pizza Hut…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: Webb Company Versus Rosalie Marcus
December 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: It feels like spring outside! We're fine with winter taking it's time getting to the East Coast.) Last week, Webb Company emerged victorious again, and will now face off…

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Earns Silver Supplier Status from Facilis
December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has earned silver supplier status from St. Louis-based distributor Facilis Group for 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. “Facilis has yet again recognized us as one of the most trusted suppliers in the food gift industry," said David Miller, president of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant. "We will continue to provide…

Keurig Selling Itself for Nearly $14B
December 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Keurig, the single-cup coffee machine maker, said it has agreed to be sold to private equity firm JAB Holding Co. for almost $14 billion. JAB Holding Co. is offering $92 for each share of Keurig, a 78 percent premium from the stock’s closing price of $51.70 on Dec. 4. Keurig’s stock is down nearly 61 percent…

Coca-Cola Unveils Bottle Label that Turns Into a Bow
December 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Coca-Cola Enterprises has added some festive cheer to its 1.75 liter bottles with a new limited edition bow design, allowing consumers to transform the bottles’ wraparound labels into neat decorative bows. Consumers can peel away the bottle label to reveal a tab that, when…

PM Video Battle: Webb Company Versus Sweda Company LLC
December 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: I'm looking forward to a plan-free weekend after Thanksgiving and all of its related traveling.) Last week, Webb Company took down the reigning champ, and will now face…