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Following a $10m investment in local businesses, the Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened to the public on Michigan Avenue.

World’s biggest Starbucks opens in Chicago

By Beth Newhart

The newest Starbucks Reserve Roastery is the company’s largest location in the world, with five floors and more than 35,000 square feet. It opens its doors November 15 in downtown Chicago.

Truly has recently announced a reformulation, a hard lemonade product and a sponsorship with the NHL.

Truly will be the first hard seltzer served in-flight

By Beth Newhart

In a new deal inked with JetBlue, Truly Hard Seltzer will be the first official alcoholic seltzer of a US airline. Starting this fall, the Wild Berry flavor will be available on all JetBlue flights.

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water launches in the UK

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev is launching Mike’s Hard Sparkling Water in the UK. “We’ve seen how quickly the alcoholic sparkling water market has grown in the US, and we believe now is the time to bring the trend to the UK,” says the brand.

A luxury image can help entice people to try no/low ABV drinks.

How to build a powerful brand in the low and no alcohol category

By Rachel Arthur

The low and no alcohol category is still very young: and as a result brand loyalty is weak. The challenge for brands is to attract and maintain consumers: but there's also an opportunity to build brand loyalty and become a defining brand in the category....

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