Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC,Bret Williams, President and CEO of Green Mountain Beverage, recently announced that the hard cider company is changing its name to Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC effective August 1, 2011. The name change comes at a time when the hard cider category is experiencing significant growth in the United States. The company produces the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck Hard Cider, which is available in all 50 states and is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2011! In June 2003 when Williams put together the deal to buy the company, the legal name became ‘Beverage Acquisition Group, LLC’ with Green Mountain Beverage as the d/b/a. At the time, it was uncertain if the company would survive, let alone be able to sell hard cider exclusively. Over the years, the Woodchuck Brand has grown three-fold and has enabled the company to remain solely focused on the hard cider category. ‘The name ‘Vermont Hard Cider Company’ better reflects who we are and what we do,’ Williams said. ‘Vermont, as well as our Company, stands for good people doing good things in a good way.’ Vermont Hard Cider Company will continue to operate in its current facility on Pond Lane, while actively pursuing expansion options in the Middlebury area. About Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLCVermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, located in Middlebury, Vermont, is the leading hard cider producer in the United States, which includes the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck® Hard Cider. Having won 16 IMPACT Hot Brand Awards, Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC is recognized for its superior cider brands. Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC handcrafts and manages all levels of quality control in a state-of-the-art cidery in Middlebury, VT by employing a team of cider makers with over 30 years of combined experience directly in cider making and a team devoted exclusively to producing, marketing, and selling hard cider. More information is available at www.woodchuck.com(link is external).
17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The holiday shopping season is in full swing. As you’re buying holiday gifts and checking off your shopping list, you should also keep in mind retailers’ return policies. There’s a good chance that something from your holiday shopping trips will get returned, since two-thirds (68.6 percent) of consumers indicated last year that they returned gifts most or some of the time, according to the National Retail Federation’s Gift Receiving and Returning report. Fortunately, most retailers offer fair return policies — or 90 percent of shoppers think so.However, some return policies definitely favor customers more than others, GOBankingRates found in its annual survey of retailers’ return policies. Looking at return time limits, receipt policies and other terms, this survey ranked 31 major retailers’ return policies from best to worst. Click through to see the stores that make returns a breeze — and those with the worst return policies.10 Best Return PoliciesThe best return policies make it simple and easy for customers to return or exchange a purchase if they aren’t satisfied. In fact, many of the 10 best return policies place no time limits on returns, and some will accept exchanges and returns even for well-used items.These favorable return policies truly put the customer first, which is a huge help for the shopper struggling with a holiday spending hangover, or a giftee dealing with a haul of unwanted presents. Click through to see the 10 stores with the most generous return policies this holiday season. continue reading »
The NCUA announced it will host a May 11 webinar to assist credit unions with the grant application process, which is set to begin June 1 and ends June 30. At stake in the application process is $2 million in grants for low-income credit unions.The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund assistance grants help low-income credit unions support, grow and train staff, and improve security. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“AISA has always been committed to securing affordable ticket prices for supporters which has resulted in some positive developments in recent seasons, including the introduction of the Young Guns enclosure and category C tickets. Whilst it is the case that this is only the third ticket price increase in the last nine years, the announcement will be met with disappointment by many supporters,” Langton told Press Association Sport. “AISA believes that it is vital that football, both at the Emirates Stadium and at away grounds, is accessible to as many supporters as possible. “AISA will continue its dialogue with the club with regard to (the) freezing of season ticket prices for the 2014/15 season, in respect of which an announcement has not yet been made, and will also continue to campaign for reductions across the league in away ticket prices.” Arsenal’s statement highlighted no increases for some concession tickets at the 60,000-seater stadium. The club statement read: “Arsenal Football Club has announced it will be increasing its ticket prices by three per cent, in line with inflation, next season. “It will be only the third across-the-board increase on prices in the nine seasons the club will have been at Emirates Stadium. “Prices within the Family or Young Guns Enclosure for Team JGs (four to 16 years) and Young Guns (12 to 16 years) to attend B and C category matches will remain unchanged at £10. “Season ticket holders’ individual prices will be communicated at the time of renewal. Renewals for Club Level season tickets will begin in February.” In January 2013, Manchester City returned some 912 unsold tickets for their travelling fans at the Emirates Stadium, which had been set at £62 by Arsenal. A club statement from the Barclays Premier League leaders on Thursday evening confirmed the three per cent increase “in line with inflation” for next season. AISA chair Lois Langton hopes the club will continue their dialogue over freezing the cost of season-ticket renewals, some of which can cost £1,900, with a decision yet to be confirmed either way. Press Association Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association has expressed disappointment over the club’s announcement to increase ticket prices for next season.