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Black Momma Beverage Industry

Boxed Water adds 330-ml size to lineup

Boxed Water Is Better, Holland, Mich., announced it will add a 330-ml size to its line of water packaged in 100 percent recyclable and paper-based cartons. The current product assortment is available in 250-ml, 500-ml and 1-liter boxes that are packed in six-pack, 12-pack and 24-pack configurations.

Cott acquires Roaring Spring Water

Cott Corp., Tampa, Fla., announced that DS Services of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott, substantially acquired all of the assets of Roaring Spring Water.

Jameson Irish Whiskey introduces cold brew coffee flavor

Jameson Irish Whiskey, a brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, is offering a fresh take on coffee and whiskey with the new, limited-edition Jameson Cold Brew, an Irish Whiskey infused with natural cold brew coffee flavor.

Kantar, IRI join forces for closed-loop solution
Kantar, New York, and IRI, Chicago, announced the launch of a new closed-loop growth solution for CPG brands that is designed to help achieve superior results throughout the entire advertising cycle.

PepsiCo Greenhouse continues 2nd year of mentorshop
The 2020 program seeks to collaborate with purpose-driven brands at the forefront of transformative trends that are changing the way consumers eat and drink.

Readers name their favorite new beverage for December

December always is a busy time of year, but that didn’t stop innovators in the beverage market from releasing the latest crop of new products. In Beverage Industry’s Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month poll for December, Hercules Mulligan Rum + Rye closed out the monthly poll by garnering 30 percent of the votes.

B. Wise Vineyards acquires Amapola Creek Vineyards
The agreement includes vineyards, winery, property and current inventories.

Infinitely recyclable aluminum cups to debut at Super Bowl

Centerplate, Stamford, Conn.; Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo.; and Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch, announced an agreement to bring Ball's infinitely recyclable aluminum cups to guests at Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Copper Moon Coffee unveils ‘out of this world’ branding

In a move designed to encourage its consumers to Reach for the Moon, Copper Moon Coffee, Lafayette, Ind., unveiled all-new packaging centered around the theme of space and coffee.

Kalil Bottling, OPTIMUM NUTRITION announce agreement
Kalil Bottling services accounts in all traditional channels of trade operating out of four locations across the Southwest with the support of more than 700 employees.

Ignite International Brands adds beverage division

Ignite International Brands Ltd., Vaughn, Ontario, announced the expansion of its product offerings with the formation of a new division: IGNITE Beverages. 

US demand for spirits expected to grow in volume through 2023, Freedonia says
Suppliers will continue to benefit from a consumer trend toward premium and super-premium distilled spirits, and away from beer and wine.

Constellation, E. & J. Gallo revise transaction
The revisions to the transaction are to address competitive concerns raised by the FTC primarily related to the sparkling wine, brandy, dessert wine and concentrate categories.

Purity Organic acquires Dunn’s River Brands

Purity Organic Inc., Oakland, Calif., announced the acquisition of Dunn's River Brands Inc., Austin, Texas. Dunn's River Brand's consumer brands include Sweet Leaf Tea as well as Tradewinds Beverage Co.

Our Daily Wines launches 1.5-liter box packaging for Red Blend

Our Daily Wines, a brand of WX Brands, Novato, Calif., announced the launch of its Red Blend in a new 1.5-liter bag-in-box format.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery celebrates Oscars with new releases

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, Calif., premieres two limited-edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars and the Governors Ball on Feb. 9, including a 2017 Reserve Chardonnay and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. These new wines from Sonoma County are bottled with a sleek gold-colored exterior finish inspired by one of the motion picture industry's top honors, the company says.

Silk introduces DHA Omega-3 beverage line

Broomfield, Colo.-based Silk, a brand of Danone North America, is adding a DHA omega-3 plant-based beverage line to its nutrition platform. Joining its Silk Protein beverage portfolio, the new DHA Omega-3 pea, oat and almond milk beverage is just in time for a healthy start to 2020, the company says.

Samuel Adams reformulates Cold Snap beer

The brewers at Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., plan to spice up the winter season with a new, brighter and smoother Cold Snap recipe, it says. The new Cold Snap showcases the brew’s signature blend of 10 exotic spices, fruits and florals: orange zest, vanilla, lemon zest, coriander, rose hips, hibiscus, plum, grains of paradise, anise and tamarind, the company adds.

Milestone Brands launches Campo Bravo tequila

Milestone Brands LLC, Austin, Texas, announced that it has entered a joint venture with Grupo PSA of Mexico, bringing Campo Bravo, a 100 percent agave tequila, to the United States.

Miller64 launches Dry-ish January campaign

Miller64, a brand of Chicago-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., is launching a new campaign introducing its Dry-ish January, a movement focused on enjoying a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer this new year. Miller64 is a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer with only 64 calories and 2.8 percent alcohol by volume.


Pittsburgh-based GNC Holdings Inc. announced the launch of MAD PONY ENERGY, available exclusively at the retailer and on GNC.com. Featuring nature-based extract NeuroFactor and 200 mg of caffeine, the new beverage is available in Cherry Berry, Orange Mango and Watermelon.

Heineken encourages consumers to enjoy Dry January with a cold one

For consumers looking to participate in Dry January, beer drinking usually is not part of the equation. However, Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., is encouraging consumers to keep their alcohol-free pledge, but still with a beer in hand — Heineken 0.0. To support on-premise partners, the company introduced an integrated marketing program that incorporates the alcohol-free brew.

National Association of Convenience Stores show highlights beverage innovations
The 2019 NACS Show delivered four days of learnings, insights, networking and exploring what’s new for the global convenience and fuel retailing industry.

Heineken USA details 2020 goals to distributors
White Plains, N.Y.-based HEINEKEN USA hosted its annual wholesalers convention with a new twist.

Readers name their favorite beverage of November

The year might be coming to a close soon, but that doesn’t mean the innovations in the beverage market have slowed down. Across all sectors of the alcohol and non-alcohol beverage market, brand owners continue to develop products that bring joy to consumers’ lives.

Girl Scout Cookie-inspired flavors return to Dunkin’

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' is ringing in the New Year with the return of two popular coffee flavors inspired by iconic Girl Scout Cookies. Under a licensing agreement with GSUSA, Dunkin' will bring back Coconut Caramel and Thin Mints inspired coffee flavors. The flavors will be available Jan. 1 through the beginning of spring 2020 at participating Dunkin' restaurants nationwide.

Bedlam Vodka creates limited-edition look for the new year

In a move to kick-start the new year, Bedlam Vodka, which is bottled and distilled by Graybeard Distillery, Durham, N.C., has announced the launch of a new, limited-edition look for the bottle.

Pepsi Café to make national debut in 2020

Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., announced the launch of Pepsi Café, a new beverage that blends the taste of coffee with Pepsi cola.

Cott Corp acquires The Water Guy, expands consumer base by more than 7,500
The Water Guy provides water and coffee services to residential and commercial customers.

Anheuser-Bush to expand partnership with Craft Brew Alliance
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by a majority of CBA’s shareholders not affiliated with A-B and certain regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in 2020.


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