Lonerider Spirits, Holly Springs, N.C., launched a monthly subscription box named the “Bundled Bourbon Box” that focuses exclusively on cocktails made with bourbon.
G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports, announced its new Sour FaZeberry flavor, which is developed in collaboration with gaming organization FaZe Clan, now is available to buy at gfuel.com.
Vanderpump Wines and U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International, Port Washington, N.Y., introduced two new wines from Sonoma County to their collection.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, a brand of William Grant & Sons, continues its ongoing partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) with the release of a limited-edition commemorative bottle, in conjunction with their partnership and military appreciation month. To show support of the USO efforts, Sailor Jerry and Anchor Media are donating $150,000, adding to Sailor Jerry's total contribution of $1 million supporting the USO and other military organizations since 2016.
Califia Farms, Los Angeles, celebrated National Oat Milk Day (May 16) with the launch of Protein Oat, an enhanced line of plant milks made from pea, oat and sunflower proteins that deliver a blend of nine essential amino acids.
Budweiser, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, launched a new interactive live music and storytelling series called “Budweiser Rewind.” On May 16, the domestic beer brand kicks off this new series starting with Black Eyed Peas performing live from its hometown of Los Angeles. Fans can tune in to watch on YouTube.
As Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ continues to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis, the brand has simultaneously continued to advance key sustainability initiatives to responsibly serve both people and the planet. Dunkin’ announced that 100 percent of its restaurants globally have transitioned from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups, meeting the timetable established by the brand two years ago.
Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.-based Ocean Spray, the cranberry cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer-families, has announced that Atoka, a new line of herbalist crafted, plant-based functional beverages, is now available for direct-to-consumer purchase online at AtokaWellness.com.
As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced the launch of PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment of PepsiCo's food and beverage brands.
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced the launch of the IRI CPG Inflation Tracker on its free, online COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The new tool provides a standard metric for tracking weekly price-per-unit changes for consumer packaged goods compared with the year-ago period across departments, including fixed and random weight products, grocery aisles and retail formats.
For the United States, sales trends remain slightly elevated as total store sales are up 4.1 percent, according to IRI data. Total non-edible sale are relatively flat (up 0.8 percent), while total edible sales are up 5.1 percent.
Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), Los Angeles, has rallied the industry for a giveback program to help healthcare workers and food banks throughout the United States. The Kombucha Heal-In is a week-long initiative from May 5-11, with the goal of providing 100,000 bottles of kombucha to those on the frontlines as a way to protect and provide resilience for these most vulnerable populations, it says.
Modesto, Calif.-based E. & J. Gallo's High Noon Hard Seltzer announced the addition of two new flavors to their portfolio: Lime and Peach. As the brand prepares for summer, High Noon also announced a media partnership with Barstool Sports, a next-generation sports media company.
New York-based Brockmans Gin and its team understands the restaurant and bar community in the United States and around the world is struggling through the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced business leaders globally into uncharted territory as together we face the challenges surrounding the pandemic. In new research, Clear Seas Research, a BNP Media company, examines some of the different aspects.
New results released today by the Consumer Brands Association, Arlington, Va., show that in the survey’s eighth week, Americans have settled into pandemic life, feeling less concerned about the coronavirus but believing that the government will move to reopen the country sooner than it should.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, announced its first quarter results, which ended March 31, reporting a 4.4 percent net sales growth to $2.61 billion, compared with $2.5 billion a year ago.
In the Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month for March, the visitors to bevindustry.com have shown that they are taking comfort in healthy solutions.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo and Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VPX), Weston, Fla., the manufacturer of Bang Energy drinks, announced that they have entered into an exclusive alliance for PepsiCo to distribute the portfolio of Bang Energy beverages in the United States. This alliance is effective immediately and is set to significantly increase distribution of the Bang beverage lineup, it says
IRI updated the report “Consumer Spending Tracker: COVID-19 Impact” to capture the most recent insights. The most recent report sources sales data from the IRI POS Data ending April 12. For the United States, sales trends remain elevated but are down significantly from its peak. Total store sales were up 14.3 percent for that time period. For edible, sales were up 18.8 percent; however, for the week timeframe, non-edible sales were down 0.8 percent.
The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., partnered with Bottleshare, a fundraising nonprofit dedicated to the craft beverage community, to create the Believe in Beer Fund to support breweries and state brewers guilds impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is open for breweries and guilds from across the country to apply for immediate financial assistance for operational expenses such as payroll, rent and utilities.