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Heineken’s flagship beer has lost U.S. market share to the likes of Belgium’s Stella Artois over the last five years, and is using Dos Equis, which Heineken acquired in 2010, as way to boost that market share once more. Sales of Dos Equis beer rose 17 percent for the quarter ending in October 2011, compared with Heineken’s 1-percent sales decline and industry wide declines of about 2 percent.

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In many parts of the United States, it has been a mild winter thus far. Although more people are enjoying the unusually “warm” weather for December, ski resorts don't like it, as it has meant little snow for winter travelers. Ski resorts are hoping to see some snow in the next few weeks, or this season might be a bad one for this sector of the hospitality industry.

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Coconut water is the latest trend from the beverage industry, hitting store shelves all over the world and roping in consumers through fruity flavors and touted health benefits.

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Space travel may no longer be restricted to astronauts as industry leaders around the world are working to develop commercial space flight and to make space tourism the new thing to do over winter vacation. Just how close are we to making space tourism and commercial space flight something that the middle class can do, instead of just the extremely wealthy?

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We often get jumbled up when it comes to choosing the right holiday destination. And we usually feel skeptical when we hear names that have never been heard before. Are you in search of a peaceful and private place to spend your holiday? Just leave all your confusions behind; for this is one of the world's most beautiful and most private places; a place you might never have heard of. But it’s worth a try.

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The latest issue of journal Clinical Infectious Disease published a study titled: ‘A Novel Vehicle for Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to Humans.’ The study reported an outbreak of E. coli in 30 states causing 77 to become ill. Out of these nearly 35 became so serious that they had to be hospitalized. The lead author of the study, Dr. Karen Neil, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “What our report shows is that you shouldn’t eat cookie dough raw, no matter where it comes from. It’s supposed to be baked.”

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The new year is less than a month away. That means predictions, educated guesses, punditry on what is to come for the next 12 months regarding the food and beverage industry, and all other industries for that matter. Here's what Industry Leaders points out as some of the “to watch” food and beverage trends for 2012:

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Luxury hotels all over the world are making innovative changes to their luxury offerings in order to attracts guests in a way the competition doesn't. This roundup covers a few of the more interesting offerings from luxury hotels that improve the luxury experience for guests in ways that haven't been done before.

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Jeno Paulucci, inventor of the pizza roll, past away on Thursday at the age of 93. The food magnate dies just four days after his wife, Lois. The cause of death was renal and coronary failure. Paulucci is survived by his daughter Gina, his son, Michael; another daughter, Cindy Selton; four grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

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Hotels in Europe are doing well in spite of the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, according to the latest numbers from the European hospitality industry. Although the Eurozone Crisis has made it hard for the expansion of hotels in Europe, the hotels in Europe that currently exist are meeting the numbers they had at this time in 2010.

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With the holiday season beginning in less than a week, many breweries are coming up with their 2011 holiday beers for consumers to pair with Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams. Fortunately, there's no eggnog beer or cranberry beer in the mix. Perhaps those will be some of the holiday beers of 2012? Anyway, here are what some breweries around the world are offering as Christmas beers this holiday season.

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China's hospitality industry is doing well right now as three major hotel chains in the past announced this week that they will be opening new hotels in China. China has become a very important market in the hospitality industry as more and more people are choosing to visit China while more Chinese are making visits around the country and staying in hotels in China. China received over 56 million international visits in 2010 and is also world's third largest market for outbound tourists.

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Starbucks Coffee acquired the California-based juice maker Evolution Fresh this week for $30 million. Juice maker Evolution Fresh makes natural fruit and vegetable fruit blends, and is one of the few large-scale companies left that still uses real fruit and vegetables, instead of pureed or powdered ingredients. Evolution Fresh juice is already carried on the West Coast in grocery stores such as Safeway, Costco and Whole Foods.

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JIM BEAM Girly Drinks After 216 years of marketing to men, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the makers behind Jim Beam Bourbon, has finally realized that …

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Prior studies show that for every dollar invested in worksite health promotion, there is a medical cost savings of $3.48 and an absenteeism cost …

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The Barcelo Group: Serving Excellence Founded in Palma de Majorca, Spain, over 75 years ago, the Barcelo Group is a global leader in the …

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What’s that saying ? The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach ? Well, the restaurants we will feature here will, we …

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Japanese Brewery Goes South With domestic sales of Japan’s breweries being severely affected by the country’s decreasing population as well as a general decline …

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This one is for all those of you who cannot resist a deliciously blended scoop of cold delight. The Frozen Haute Chocolate, (right) made …

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New Mars Chocolate Factory in Kansas Earlier in July, Mars Incorporated announced plans of building a brand new “state-of-the-art”,  350,000 square feet chocolate manufacturing …

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