Coca-Cola to launch alcoholic Topo Chico Hard Seltzer

The Coca-Cola Co. said Thursday it will launch an alcoholic Topo Chico Hard Seltzer later this year.

“The Coca-Cola Company is committed to exploring new products in dynamic beverage categories, including hard seltzer. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer is an experimental drink inspired by Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, which has been popular with many mixologists,” the company said.

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer will be offered in select cities in Latin America later this year.  The company said…


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Coca-Cola to launch alcoholic Topo Chico Hard Seltzer

Covid-19 impacts Port of Savannah minimally for FY 2020

Strong export markets and record volumes earlier in fiscal 2020 helped offset the impact of Covid-19 on cargo volumes at the Georgia ports.

The Georgia Ports Authority reported the Port of Savannah handled 4.44 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in Fiscal Year 2020, down less than 1% compared to fiscal 2019. Total tons crossing all GPA docks were a record 37.77 million, up 0.6% or 223,000 tons, compared to FY2019.

Container tons grew 2% or 560,440 tons to a record 33.5 million…


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Covid-19 impacts Port of Savannah minimally for FY 2020

Trae Young follows Steph Curry, partners with Japanese company

Trae Young continues to expand his portfolio of endorsement deals.

The Atlanta Hawks guard has partnered with Zamst, a Japanese athletic brace and support company, making him the brand’s newest global ambassador. The company announced the move on Tuesday, one day after Young officially joined the BodyArmor brand.

“I am excited to partner with Zamst as their braces have been an invaluable addition to my conditioning and game day routine,” Young said in a statement. “As a global brand ambassador…


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Trae Young follows Steph Curry, partners with Japanese company

Delta partners with Lysol on cleanliness protocols

As Delta tries to gain customers by positioning itself as the safest airline for travel during the novel coronavirus pandemic, it is applying the Lysol brand to its cleanliness standards.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) announced Monday, July 27, a partnership with RB, maker of Lysol cleaning products. Henceforth, Delta and Lysol will survey potential travelers to inform decisions on airport and onboard cleanliness procedures, and Lysol microbiologists and “germ-kill” experts will…


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Delta partners with Lysol on cleanliness protocols

Atlanta Black radio stations to reach 3.7 million listeners with get out the vote message

While the global pandemic has required social distancing, for some industries, Covid-19 has created more cohesion than ever before. Case in point, on July 23, Atlanta’s 10 Black radio stations will come together to educate listeners about voting and encourage them to register.

“Originally we wanted to be out in the communities that we serve to push this initiative,” said Terri Avery, director of branding and programming for Kiss 104.1 which is owned by Cox Media Group. “But of course because…


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Atlanta Black radio stations to reach 3.7 million listeners with get out the vote message

Georgia Democrats pick party chair to replace John Lewis on ballot

The executive committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia on Monday picked state Sen. Nikema Williams to replace Rep. John Lewis as their nominee for November’s election. 

Williams, the chair of the state party who has served in the state Senate since 2017, was among five finalists chosen to fill Lewis’ spot on the ballot for the 5th Congressional District, a growing region of more than 5.6 million people that includes parts of Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton counties. Lewis, a congressman since…


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Georgia Democrats pick party chair to replace John Lewis on ballot

Business, community leaders pay tribute to John Lewis, a civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman

Business and community leaders in Atlanta and across Georgia are mourning the death of civil rights hero and U.S. Rep. John Lewis who died late Friday, July 17, at the age of 80.

Lewis announced in December he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer but continued to keep a busy schedule at the Capitol. In June, he handily won the Democratic primary seeking to serve another term in Congress representing the Fifth District, a seat he held since 1987. His death came just hours after fellow…


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Business, community leaders pay tribute to John Lewis, a civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman