Five Ways Millennials Are Changing the Consumer Landscape

Millennials are driving significant growth in the snacks industry, according to Information Resources. This is changing the way food and beverage manufacturers operate and market their products, according to Tina Manikas, President of FCB/RED, a Chicago-based shopper marketing agency. Millennials prioritize flexibility and meaningful work over pay, trust reviews from peers rather than traditional advertising, are pragmatic idealists, value innovation and seek experiences rather than just a store or a product, she said.

Ace Distributing Leads Fundraising Effort For Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania

Ace Distributing executed their 2nd Annual PhilanthroBeer Week gathering together the three tiers of the beer industry (brewery, wholesaler and retailer) for a week of events and community-focused fundraising. Together, the beer community raised over $25,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania.

MI: Blackrocks Brewery to Expand Distribution to Detroit Area

Blackrocks Brewery, located in Marquette, Michigan, has expanded distribution into the the Southeast/Metro Detroit region of the state. The brewery has partnered with Imperial Beverage to distribute their products. This is the first time Blackrocks has been available in this area of Michigan.

U.S. Jobless Claims Up, But Still Point to Labor Market Strength

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained at levels consistent with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended May 23, the Labor Department said.

Bud, Coca-Cola, McDonald's Lead BrandZ Consumables Rankings

Budweiser, Coca-Cola and McDonald's are #1 within their categories of fast food, soft drinks and beer in the 2015 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, compiled by Millward Brown and WPP. Budweiser's global brand value rose 16%, to $13.8 billion, bumping it up one place to #1, and bumping Bud Light down to #2. Bud Light's brand value rose 3%, to $12.9 billion.