Industry news

  • Dunkin’ Donuts launches canned coffee
    on September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Less than two years after launching its first bottled Iced Coffee beverages, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts is giving the ready-to-drink (RTD) category another jolt with the launch of Shot in the Dark coffee espresso blend, the brand’s first-ever coffee beverage served in a can, the company says. Manufactured and distributed by Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., Shot in the Dark combines Dunkin’s signature coffee and espresso. […]

  • Johnnie Walker partners with vote.org
    on September 25, 2018 at 4:00 am

    To encourage and celebrate voter turnout, Johnnie Walker, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, is partnering with nonprofit organization ElectionDay.org, a Vote.org initiative, to support its 'Election Day Holiday' campaign. […]

  • National Beer Wholesalers Association educates, advocates for beer wholesaler network
    by harfmannb@bnpmedia.com (Barbara Harfmann) on September 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Whether it’s the repeal of Prohibition, legalization of cannabis and its impact on the alcohol industry, or the ways in which eCommerce is impacting the sale and distribution of beer, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been on the pulse of many hot-button topics during the past 81 years. […]

  • Beverage fleets get wired for the future of delivery
    on September 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    As equipment manufacturers get ready to reveal their 2019 product plans, we expect to see many more companies plugging in to the future of beverage distribution. […]

  • Brockmans Gin releases holiday package
    on September 24, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Brockmans Gin, Woking, United Kingdom, is bringing back its holiday gift carton. The pack is designed to provide shoppers with a sophisticated and convenient gifting option and retailers with an eye-catching gift package to drive incremental sales of Brockmans during the holiday season, the company says. […]

  • Safety, product diversity impact forklift operations
    by kargt@bnpmedia.com (Taylor Karg) on September 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The safe handling of forklifts is vital to beverage operations and experts note safety, product diversity, sustainability and automation are key factors impacting the industry. […]

  • IFT18 inspires innovation to feed the future
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) saw more than 23,000 attendees from 90 countries come together at IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food. […]

  • Online grocery shopping poised for growth
    by jacobsenj@bnpmedia.com (Jessica Jacobsen) on September 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    No matter what their reasons might be, it seems as though a growing number of consumers will be employing eCommerce for their grocery services. Retailers now are tasked with ensuring they are meeting consumers’ expectations in this evolving market. […]

  • Beverage brands give back to communities
    by harfmannb@bnpmedia.com (Barbara Harfmann) on September 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Hundreds of beverage brands are giving back to communities, restoring national parks and even creating job opportunities. […]

  • Beverage companies create new social media marketing campaigns
    on September 19, 2018 at 11:29 am

    HOT Canned Coffee announced its HOTSHOT hot coffees and hot chocolates are now available through Amazon.com. Dos Equis, the Official Beer Sponsor of the College Football Playoff, announced text message sweepstakes and Tampico Beverages is giving contest winners $100 Netflix giftcards. Kona Brewing Co. launched an exclusive campaign to send one lucky winner to Hawaii and PepsiCo announced a four-year partnership with its Pepsi MAX brand and European music festival Tomorrowland. […]