HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES HARD ROCK® PREMIUM HARD SELTZER DEAL BROKERED BY BROAD STREET LICENSING GROUP - Food & Beverage Magazine

HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES HARD ROCK® PREMIUM HARD SELTZER DEAL BROKERED BY BROAD STREET LICENSING GROUP

Hard Rock International (HRI) today announced a partnership with Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc., the exclusive licensee of the original Stewart’s Root Beer brand and other popular Stewart’s beverage offerings, to bring Hard Rock® Premium Hard Seltzer to fans nationwide later this year. Hard Rock Premium Hard Seltzer is crafted for music fans in a variety of stand-out options that highlight Hard Rock Cafe’s® most prominent cocktails and fan favorite flavors, with each can featuring the iconic Hard Rock® logo and a guitar symbol. Fans eager to bring home Hard Rock Premium Hard Seltzer can visit select beverage retailers and grocery stores nationwide beginning this holiday season.

 

The licensing partnership between HRI and Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc. was negotiated by Broad Street Licensing Group (BSLG), a recognized leader in international brand licensing. In February 2020, HRI announced its partnership with BSLG to further extend the world-renowned dining and entertainment brand’s consumer reach through targeted products that emphasize the brand’s core DNA that is deeply rooted in music. In addition to Hard Rock Premium Hard Seltzer, HRI and BSLG will continue to introduce a variety of new and exciting products to fans around the world throughout 2020 and beyond.

 

“Through our partnership with Stewart’s, we have created truly unique flavor profiles and music-inspired package designs that fans will love,” said Mark Linduski, Director of Licensing for Hard Rock International. “As we continue our efforts to grow Hard Rock’s licensing platform globally, this collaboration positions us as a premium brand within a surging category.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the licensing team at Hard Rock International and Broad Street Licensing Group to bring a premium hard seltzer to Hard Rock and Stewart’s fans alike,” said Frank Rubba, Founder and President of Stewart’s Enterprises. “We look forward to introducing Hard Rock Premium Hard Seltzer to retailers nationwide and all places where hard seltzer is currently sold.”

 

“The excitement around the partnership is immense,” said Peter Strahm, CEO of Stewart’s International. “The combination of an iconic brand entering a red-hot category has our team literally ready to rock.”

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