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  • The Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 3:53 PM ET

    Introducing Consumer Nation “Six Pack” — a look at six news items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits, as we head into the weekend.

  • Pouring Over PepsiCo's Q1 Earnings Beat     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    Hugh Johnston, PepsiCo CFO breaks down PEP's Q1 numbers, including EPS of $0.69 vs. $0.67 est on revenues of $12.42B vs. $12.36 est. and discusses the company's profit and product outlook for 2012.

  • Coca-Cola Earnings: Flat or Fizzing? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 7:01 PM ET

    The soft drink maker had every reason to report a less than stellar quarter.

  • Distillery Hopes 4/20 Celebrants Pass the Hemp Vodka Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
    Alaska Distillery’s Hemp Seed Spirits Vodka

    On Friday, Alaska Distillery seeks to capitalize on the cannabis celebrations as it officially launches the country’s first hemp-seed vodka.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • More Women are Making — and Enjoying — Beer Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 11:14 AM ET

    From the rise of female brew masters to the growth of women's tasting groups, women are becoming much more than a pint-sized part of the brewing world.

  • Outrageous American Bars Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    Most successful bars rely on a constant stream of regulars, who enjoy a place where they can count on the same familiar bartenders, drinks and clientele each time they go in.But for some patrons, it’s the thrill of a new experience or adventurous night on the town that draws them to a bar. For them, theme bars offer not just a place to sit and have a drink, but something akin to going to the theater, where patrons get to be a part of the play.These bars are defined by décor, the food and drink,

    Grab your wallet and your ID, we’re about to try something a little different. Here are nine of the most outrageous bars across the U.S.

  • PB&J Vodka? Unusual Flavors Launched to Boost Sales Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:25 PM ET
    Bakon Vodka

    With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.

  • 10 Unusual Vodka Flavors Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol and a splash of cocktail risk taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brand through creative new flavors. Flavored vodka accounts for approximately 27 percent of leading brand vodka volume and continues to grow in popularity as total vodka sales also increase, according to market research firm Technomic. In 2011, David Ozgo, senior vice president of econ

    With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon, and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.

  • Coca-Cola Beats Top & Bottom Line     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 7:50 AM ET

    Breaking down KO's first quarter numbers, reporting revenues of $11.14B vs. $10.8B est, with Mark Swartzberg, Stifel Nicolaus beverage analyst.

  • Cramer: 5 Earnings to Watch Tuesday Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals which earnings reports he plans to monitor.

  • Barman pulling a pint of stout

    Regional distribution for many craft brewers is limited, the demand is not. The category continues to show consistent growth year after year and the question facing many brewers is how to best meet increased demand.

  • North Carolina Crafts a New Beer City, USA Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 2:32 PM ET

    Move over Milwaukee and step aside St. Louis! There’s a new Beer City, USA, that's the hottest spot in the brewing world. Pull up a barstool and we'll tell you where it is!

  • Daniel Craig and Sean Connery as James Bond

    James Bond will be reaching for a Heineken, not his signature martini — shaken, not stirred — in the upcoming Bond flick, Skyfall, as part of in a six-figure cross-promotion deal, reported by Ad Age.

  • Brewing Profits: Cider Takes on Beer Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:39 AM ET

    As the beverage industry gears up for the Summer Olympics and warmer weather, Barry Dixon, head of Davy Research, told investors that C&C is the stock to watch as cider meets the U.S.

  • What’s in a Name? Bulgari Family Enters Wine Business Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Starting this week, sharp-eyed wine consumers might notice the Bulgari name in an unexpected place, a wine label, as the Bulgari family slowly enters the wine business.

  • Tofutti: Capitalizing on Food Allergies     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    Tofutti develops and distributes dairy-free foods, frozen desserts and cheese products. David Mintz, the founder, chairman & CEO of Tofutti Brands, offers insight.

  • Jamba Juice CEO on Hiring     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    James White, Jamba Juice CEO, discusses hiring and what's behind Jamba Juice stock's 62% rise year-to-date.

  • Craft Beer Industry Continues To Surge Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    The Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent brewers, has released its full 2011 data and the numbers, as usual, are striking.

  • Another Round for Miller Time Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Miller Lite

    One of the best known slogans in advertising is making a comeback. MillerCoors is bringing back the tagline “It’s Miller Time”, made famous in the 1970’s during its use with Miller High Life and brought back a second time for Miller Lite from 1997 to 2002.

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