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2012-06-05 02:26:00

CHICAGO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phusion Projects, LLC announced the introduction of Island Squeeze, a frozen pouch cocktail available just in time for the summer months. This unique malt-based, progressive adult beverage will debut with four popular flavors - Pink Lemonade Light, Pina Colada, Margarita, and Strawberry Daiquiri. The new products reinforce Phusion Projects' position as an innovative company that develops products to address changing consumer needs....

2012-05-15 22:20:49

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice, the U.S.-based industry watchdog, released a new report today showing convenience store giant 7-Eleven cuts prices on supersized, youth-attractive alcopops so they are cheaper than non-alcoholic energy drinks. While on average, alcopops were the same price per standard alcoholic drink as beer, supersized alcopops in 16- to 24-ounce cans were cheaper per standard drink than similarly sized beer. Some supersized alcopops,...

2012-05-15 06:28:09

WEED, Ky., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZZ Top fans won't have to wait for the band's long-awaited new album release to hear the Texas trio's first new single in nine years. Jeremiah Weed Premium Flavored Malt Beverages and the multi-platinum legendary rock band ZZ Top have partnered for a unique creative campaign, which launched this week and includes a short music video featuring the band's first new track in nearly a decade, "I Got To Get Paid," produced by Rick Rubin. The video, which...

2012-05-01 22:20:34

Watchdog Calls for AG Investigation of Self-Promoting Brand Messages SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice, the U.S. based alcohol industry watchdog, released an in-depth report today debunking Big Alcohol's cynical "Drink Responsibly" messages. "Alcohol producers and marketers are more interested in their public relations than public health," said Sarah Mart, MPH, director of research at Alcohol Justice and co-author of the new report, How Big Alcohol...

2012-04-11 22:20:36

DALLAS, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Global Prospects for Beer Companies' to its store. Global beer volume continued to grow in 2011, thanks to strong growth in emerging markets, but mature beer markets continued to register declines. As beer volume growth is forecast to continue to be driven by developing markets, companies will need to focus on extending their geographic reach, whilst in sluggish mature markets they have to...

2011-12-20 09:12:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phusion Projects, LLC, a Chicago-based alcoholic beverage company, and technology firm XL.net, Inc. are pleased to announce the donation of 12 laptop computers to the Breakthrough Urban Ministries women's center. The two companies contributed the items to help the center with its need for computing equipment. "The core of our business is providing the tools and resources organizations need to boost their productivity to the next level, and...

2011-10-26 16:57:00

Alcohol Justice Demands Better Deal for Public Safety SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Industry watchdog Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute) initiated a national call-to-action today, asking the public health community to oppose a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) insider deal with Phusion Projects, LLC over their dangerous supersized alcopop Four Loko. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/DC41105LOGO) "The FTC agreement with Phusion is a license...

2011-10-19 11:21:00

WEED, Ky., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For some people, selecting a tattoo design is a difficult choice between honoring "MOM" or scoring brownie points with a significant other. However, for race fans in Talladega, Ala. who take advantage of free tattoos offered by the makers of Jeremiah Weed® flavored malt beverages, the choice will be between designs including a can of Jeremiah Weed or the signature from one of NASCAR's most popular drivers, Matt Kenseth. Knowing...

2011-10-10 06:47:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- No pants day; batting, owling and planking; people thinking they are vampires and zombies; the world's gone crazy ... No! The world's gone Four Loko! Enlisting creative agency of record Atlas Mind and FunnyorDie.com, Phusion Projects has produced a series of videos to provide a fresh take on news and encourage fans to contribute their own voices to the news cycle. Looking to lead the next revolution in the way we consume news, both on and off-line,...

FTC Tells Maker Of Four Loko To Change Labels
2011-10-04 05:27:06

Four Loko, a supersized malt beverage made by Phusion Projects, LLC, is accused by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misinformation on their labels. Phusion advertises Four Loko as being the alcoholic equivalent of one or two beers, but because the drink is in a 23½ ounce can, it is actually equivalent to about four to five beers, according to Reuters. Recently Four Loko had the caffeine removed from its ingredients. David Vladeck, the director of the FTC´s Bureau of...