White Claw Hard Seltzer to open $250m plant

Chicago-based Mark Anthony Brewing will invest more than US$250 million in opening a new facility for its White Claw Hard Seltzer brand in Arizona to meet “explosive demand”. The new “state-of-the-art” White Claw site will be located in Glendale, Arizona, in the US, with construction expected to be completed in “record time”. The 916,000-square-foot facility is projected to be up and running in under seven months with an expected opening date of June 2020. “The…

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Tito’s overtakes Smirnoff as top-selling spirit in US

Texas-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka became the best-selling spirit in the US in 2019, knocking Smirnoff off the top spot for the first time in more than a decade. Preliminary figures from the IWSR US Beverage Alcohol Review (US BAR) database showed Diageo’s Smirnoff vodka was no longer the top-selling spirit in the US, with the top spot now occupied by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tito’s grew by more than 20% in volume in 2019. Vodka remains…

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