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Black Momma Beverage Industry

Ketel One Botanical marks Daylight Savings with Spritz O’Clock moment

For Daylight Savings, Ketel One Botanical will lead the charge in ensuring these extra 60 minutes are celebrated in a meaningful way with a commemorative Spritz O'Clock moment and the act of taking time for oneself.


KDP transitioning Snapple, CORE brands to rPET plastic

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, announced that its Snapple and CORE brands are transitioning to bottles made of 100 percent recycled (rPET) plastic. This move will eliminate approximately 46.3 million pounds of virgin plastic used by KDP annually, based on 2019 volumes, the company says.

Caribé Juice acquires WTRMLN WTR

Denver-based Caribé Juice, a minority-owned business, has acquired WTRMLN WTR, a female-founded company with a mission-forward brand and product portfolio. Caribé Juice is committed to continuing to advance the drink clean mission of WTRMLN WTR.

Mooala releases shelf-stable versions of plant-based beverages

Dallas-based Mooala announced the introduction of a line of shelf-stable plant-based milks and creamers. Best known for its plant-based Bananamilk, Mooala is expanding its portfolio to include new, non-perishable versions plant-based milks and creamers.

Innova identifies Top 10 food, beverage trends of 2021

Innova Market Insights, food trend specialists for over 25 years, unveils its annual Top Ten Trends report. The comprehensive report equips manufacturers, retailers and brands with the latest insights to drive innovation and answer current consumer demands.

Tecate pairs with tamales in holiday promotion

In a retail promotion beginning in early November and running through December, Tecate is combining the Mexican Import with a tradition that reflects the Mexican American cultural heritage. 

National Urban League, PepsiCo join forces to support Black-owned businesses

The National Urban League and PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., joined forces to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, which will boost approximately 500 Black-owned businesses over the next five years. 

Fetzer Vineyards commits to climate positive operations by 2030

Fetzer Vineyards, Mendocino County, Calif., announced it has signed a climate emergency declaration letter that recognizes the need to take definitive climate action now "to avoid irreversible changes to the planet and its inhabitants arising from the climate crisis." 

HEINEKEN USA, Hornell Brewing Co. partner to release AriZona SunRise Hard Seltzer

HEINEKEN USA, White Plains, N.Y., and Hornell Brewing Co., an affiliated entity of AriZona Beverages, Woodbury, N.Y., announced they are bringing AriZona SunRise Hard Seltzer to the U.S. market. 

Bacardi to launch 100% biodegradable spirits bottle

Bacardi Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, is taking a stand in the fight against climate change and plastic pollution, as it unveils plans to put the world’s most sustainable spirits bottle on shelf by 2023.

Whole Foods unveils Top 10 food trends for 2021

Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, unveiled its Top 10 anticipated food trends for 2021 in the retailer’s sixth annual trends predictions. Hard kombucha, upcycled foods, leveled-up breakfasts and jerky made from produce are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year.

Ocean Spray launches first national Hispanic marketing campaign

Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Boston, unveiled its first national Hispanic marketing campaign: Sabor Único. Bueno Para Todos, highlighting the brand's commitment to connecting farms to families and introducing the cranberry superfruit to new audiences.

Infographic: Survey reveals unique holiday season for 2020
As the country prepares for housebound holidays, Americans will be ditching traditional festivities and embracing new adaptations.

7-Eleven expands private-label beverage portfolio with new energy drink

7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas, continues to add to its private beverage portfolio. In the past two years, the convenience retailer has introduced energy and sports drinks, Icelandic spring waters, organic milk and cold-pressed juices. The latest to the fold is Triton, a new energy drink with L-Theanine, created to meet customers' desire for a sugar-free energy option, it says.

BeatBox Beverages releases Peach Punch variety

BeatBox Beverages, a brand of Austin, Texas-based Future Proof, launched its newest flavor: Peach Punch. Inspired by the classic road trip confection, Peach Rings, the newest Party Punch flavor will be the sixth in BeatBox's lineup of party-ready punches.

PepsiCo releases 2020 Green Bond Report

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., released its 2020 Green Bond Report, which provides an update on the allocation of the use of net proceeds from its first Green Bond, issued in October 2019 for $1 billion. As disclosed at issuance, the Green Bond's net proceeds are to be allocated to investments where PepsiCo believes it can make a lasting impact on priorities within its sustainability agenda, including packaging, decarbonization and water, while advancing several of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Monster Energy, Street Artist RISK partner for ‘Khaotic’ giveaway

Monster Energy, Corona, Calif., has partnered with legendary street artist RISK in launching two new additions to its line of energy-infused, flavor-packed juices: Juice Monster Papillon and Khaotic. To celebrate the launch, Monster will give away a one-of-a-kind "Khaotic" classic car designed by RISK to one winner on Dec. 15. Monster also is offering 50 winners Juice Monster backpacks.

Fumé Blanc debuts new packaging design

Dry Creek Vineyard, Healdsburg, Calif., released a new package for the winery's flagship varietal, Fumé Blanc. The 2019 vintage features increased transparency about the grape origins, winemaking techniques, and the family winery's viticultural philosophy, it says.

Liquid I.V. releases Hydration Multiplier+ Immune Support

Liquid I.V., El Segundo, Calif., is expanding their family of Multipliers with its latest launch: Hydration Multiplier+ Immune Support. The newest non-GMO drink mix contains an immune support blend and will be available nationwide at retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Costco and Liquid-IV.com.

Seagram’s Escapes partners with reality TV stars Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille

Co-creator of Seagram's Escapes Peach Bellini, reality TV star and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey is teaming up with the brand on its newest program — Seagram's Escapes Holiday Marketplace: Featuring Black-Owned Businesses — to help support these small businesses and drive sales during the important holiday shopping season, it says.

Readers name their favorite beverage of August

As consumers demand more from today’s beverages, today’s manufacturers continue to develop innovative new products that deliver function and convenience. Kudos to Big Easy Bucha’s new line of functional shots, which won Beverage Industry’s New Product of the Month for August. 

Glyph spirit brand add new flavor expressions

San Francisco-based Endless West announced the addition of two new flavor profiles to the Glyph family: Glyph Spice and Glyph Royal. 

Kahlúa releases Blonde Roast Style liqueur

Kahlúa, a brand of Pernod Ricard USA, New York, is toasting to International Coffee Day with the launch of Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style.

Molson Coors to distribute La Colombe RTD coffees

Through an exclusive partnership, Chicago-based Molson Coors Beverage Co. will distribute La Colombe Coffee Roasters' ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee products in the drug and convenience channels through its distribution network in 2021. La Colombe plans to fully transition its distribution for all channels to the Molson Coors network over time.

Hard Rock, Stewart’s Enterprises partner to release hard seltzer brand

Hard Rock International (HRI), Hollywood, Fla., announced a partnership with Stewart's Enterprises Inc., the exclusive licensee of the original Stewart's Root Beer brand, to bring Hard Rock Premium Hard Seltzer to fans nationwide later this year.

Simplify Your Bottled Water Testing Process

Beverage Industry invites you to learn how you can simplify your bottled water testing with efficient solution by Sartorius.

New report shows national reduction in beverage calorie consumption

Independent evaluator Keybridge LLC released its annual report on progress toward a nationwide goal, set by the beverage industry and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to reduce the calories and sugar Americans get from beverages. The report noted that 2019 saw the largest single-year reduction in calorie consumption and the third consecutive year of declines since the launch of the initiative.

Direct Wines releases Wine Lovers’ Advent Calendar

The popular Wine Lovers' Advent Calendar is returning nationwide for its third year, after selling out within weeks both years prior. Available from Direct Wines Inc., South Norwalk, Conn., the Wine Lovers’ Advent Calendar contains 24 187-ml bottles of wine.

MTN DEW honors outdoor conservation with grants for nonprofits

To celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day, MTN DEW, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, announced it is supporting Heartland conservation and outdoor nonprofits with $100,000 in MTN DEW Outdoor Grants.

Evan Williams Bourbon family unveils new design

The Evan Williams Bourbon family, a brand family within Heaven Hill Distillery, Bardstown, Ky., announced its Evan Williams Black, Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond and Evan Williams Flavors will receive a new signature bottle with updated label designs.


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