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Increasing bar revenues one step at a time

21 Aug 2000

Modern bar culture promotes style and aesthetically challenging design but the most challenging task for any bar owner is making a profit. Robert Plotkin of BarMedia offers his top tips for creating a fun, money-spinning bar. It's hard to imagine that there's a bar owner who would suggest that his or her business wouldn't greatly benefit from increasing revenues. The adage "food covers overhead, but the bar is all profit" actually has its basis in fact. It would seem, therefore, that since no business operates under the burden of too much profit, finding ways to increase bar revenues is a nearly universal imperative.

USA: Phlo Corporation's New 'ZO - Vital Cell Defense' Beverage Line Authorized in 2,600 Chain Supermarkets

11 Aug 2000

Phlo Corporation (OTC BB:PHLCE) announced that approximately 2,600 chain supermarkets have authorized the sale of its new "ZO - Vital Cell Defense" line of beverages, featuring its proprietary (patent-pending) composition with sustained-release capability which helps protect cells from the oxidative stress of aging and stimulates cell repair.

UK soft drinks report: And you thought Britain was a nation of tea drinkers?

2 Aug 2000

A report issued by AC Nielsen indicates that UK consumers are now spending more on cold soft drinks as they do on bread and, twice as much on cold drinks as they do hot. Coca-Cola continues to be king of AC Nielsen's top 100 UK brands, closely followed by Pepsi which, AC Nielsen says, accounts for 20% of sales. But one of the biggest growth areas seen so far in the UK is mineral water.

US: By doing nothing, Trinity is number one bestseller

17 Jul 2000

Trinity, the only spring water sold in its live and organic state without disinfectants, is the no.1 best seller in US health food stores, putting it ahead of Evian, Poland Springs and Volvic.Trinity Springs Ltd only began full time operation in May 1998 and by doing absolutely nothing at all to its water, it has gone nationwide and its one and a half litre bottle is now the US best seller in still packaged water throughout natural food stores.All bottled waters in the US are disinfected but Trinity spring water is completely protected from all pollution by its environment and, is considered one of the world's most rare, pristine sources of water on the planet.Situated on the edge of the vast Idaho wilderness, the Trinity spring is deep and geothermal and flows through a crystal lined fault that is deeper than two miles and is protected by the Idaho Batholith, a massive underground formation of granite that is 23,000 square miles around and 20 miles deep.Trinity is available in individual PET plastic bottles in three sizes and after only 11 months on the market was seventh best selling water in the Natural Foods channel in the US.Sarah Diston

FRANCE: DANONE Group, VALORIS, CVC Capital Partners And GIMV Launch the Incubator 'CHRYSALEAD'

11 Jul 2000

DANONE Group, VALORIS and the two European private equity investors -- CVC Capital Partners and GIMV -- have created "CHRYSALEAD", a EUR 58 million Internet incubation fund.Drawing on the complementary competencies of an industrial group, a specialist in new technologies and two financial investors, "CHRYSALEAD" will be an incubator of a different kind where entrepreneurs will be at the service of entrepreneurs. "CHRYSALEAD" will invest at an early stage in the life of its portfolio companies, each company immediately benefiting from managerial and technical

USA: Want Spring Water, Whole Spring Water and Nothing But Spring Water? Apparently -- So Does Everyone Else

3 Jul 2000

Bottled water industry giants are taking an unprecedented back seat to relative newcomer Trinity Springs Ltd., according to SPINS (Spence Information Systems), the national sales data tracking service. They recently released their April report, which shows that the best-selling packaged still water in natural food stores throughout America is the TRINITY 1.

PARIS: Danone Group Continues Expansion in North American Water Markets

19 Jun 2000

Danone Group has just acquired most of the assets of Canada's Naya, Inc., including a bottling plant in Mirabel, north of Montreal, which reports sales of EUR 75 million. Founded in 1986 in Mirabel, Naya has grown rapidly in Canada and the United States, bottling natural spring water under the Naya name.The acquisition doubles Danone Group's production capacity in North America and secures reserves to underpin its strategy of growth in the northeastern United States. In Canada, the move strengthens the lead already held by Danone Group through the Labrador, Crystal Springs, Volvic, Evian and Naya brands. Investor Relations:

Coca-Cola : New Name But Business as Usual for UK Market Leader

18 May 2000

Coca-Cola Enterprises, which recently changed its name from Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages, continues to lead the way in Britain's £7 billion soft drinks market.

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