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New Belgium Becomes 100% Employee-Owned

New Belgium Brewing says the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) has purchased the balance of company shares, making it 100% employee-owned. New Belgium, brewer of a wide variety of award-winning beers including Fat Tire Amber Ale, has been a partial ESOP since 2000 with a controlling interest held by co-founder Kim Jordan and her family. This transition will put the company on a path to control their destiny into the foreseeable future.

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Annie Leibovitz Photographs Stella Artois

Add this to the list of Big Beer’s advantages: Annie Leibovitz. Stella Artois, the Belgian beer brand owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, this morning announced that the renowned photographer has shot a series for a new Stella campaign. The photos will officially debut Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival. (The Houston Chronicle)

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Deutsch Appoints New Division Vice President

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (Deutsch Family), a leading importer and marketer of 30 award-winning wines and spirits from around the world including [yellow tail ], Georges Duboeuf, and LICOR 43®, announced today the appointment of Jim Schleifer as the new Division Vice President of the tri-state area reporting to Senior Vice President of Sales, Tony Kalich. Schleifer will be responsible for sales management, distributor relations, and strategic planning for the 4 state area – including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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Professional Organization Launches For Retail Dietitians

As the need for registered dietitians with retail expertise continues to grow, a new organization will provide a professional framework to help foster these specialists. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) will serve as the professional group to the more than 400 retail registered dietitians throughout the US that most often work in supermarkets helping customers and employees with food and nutrition issues.

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Brooklyn's Brewing History Featured in New Film

With more than 200 years of sipping, Brooklyn's beer history is quite a tale. The boom, crash and rebirth of the borough's beer scene have been examined by scholars, celebrities and brewers for a documentary, "Brewed in Brooklyn." (DNAinfo.com)

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