Industry news

  • Gracianna Winery unveils Random Acts of Kindness initiative
    on April 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Healdsburg, Calif.-based Gracianna Winery, a family owned and operated winery in the Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, has announced a new way to honor America's healthcare professionals, it says.

  • Discipline vital to development of Hotel Tango Distillery
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    When it comes to distilling, respected distillers can often be heard waxing poetic about the process that goes into crafting their latest innovation.

  • Spirits grow market share for 10th straight year
    by (Barbara Harfmann) on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    The spirits industry has plenty of reasons to celebrate as the category experienced accelerated growth for the 10th straight year, as supplier sales were up 5.3 percent, volume up 3.3. percent and retail sales totaled $90 billion in 2019, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

  • Suja releases new packaging, redesigned logo
    on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Suja unveiled a fully redesigned look for its line of cold-pressed functional juices and shots, which includes updated sleek packaging and a redesigned logo. In tandem with the brand reveal, Suja launched its new Elevated Nutrients juice line, which was developed in collaboration with Whole Foods Market.

  • Hornitos Tequila unveils bold new look
    on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Hornitos Tequila unveiled a bold new look for its tequilas to celebrate the brand’s rich history that is deeply rooted in authenticity and to ensure the packaging matches the trailblazing spirit that lies within, the company says.

  • Hybrids, functionality key to carbonated soft drinks’ future
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    As streaming platforms proliferate, the way consumers digest TV has evolved. According to the Streaming Wars edition of the “Nielsen Total Audience Report,” consumers in over the top (OTT)-capable homes spend nearly 19 percent of their TV time streaming content.

  • Riff Alter Ego
    on April 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Riff Cold Brew has expanded its Alter Ego line of cold-brew teas that are made from up-cycled coffee fruit (cascara).

  • The Starbucks Foundation donates more than $3M to global COVID-19 relief
    on April 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    As part of ongoing efforts to support communities around the world amid the impact of COVID-19, The Starbucks Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., announced it is donating more than $3 million to support community response efforts globally.

  • PepsiCo commits more than $45M to combat impacts of COVID-19
    on April 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief from the ravages of COVID-19, Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by this virus.

  • Sneakz Meal2Grow Packets
    on April 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Sneakz Organic has introduced Meal2Grow, a nutritional shake designed kids.

  • Nestlé USA takes multi-pronged approach to new product development
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

    During his lifetime, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had a bevy of statements that have been used to inspire entrepreneurs across the globe. One that is commonly referenced is when he stated, “I want to put a ding in the universe.” In the beverage industry, innovators are leaving their mark by creating a more convenient universe through new product development.

  • On-premise businesses adapt to COVID-19, plan for future
    by (Sarah Graybill) on April 2, 2020 at 3:00 am

    As bars and restaurants close their doors or move services to drive-up, pick-up or deliver-only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global on-premise food and beverage industry is reeling with the repercussions.

  • Vibrant P’Ocean
    on April 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, an operating unit of The Boston Beer Co., has joined forces with Belgium’s Brouwerij RODENBACH to release Vibrant P’Ocean, a 4.7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) blended sour ale.

  • IFT20 to transition to virtual event experience
    on April 1, 2020 at 4:00 am

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced that it will transition the IFT20 Annual Event and Food Expo, slated for July 12-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, to a virtual event experience. The move comes in an effort to prioritize the health and safety of participants and the broader community throughout current and anticipated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2018 Saka PINK
    on March 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    House of Saka released Saka PINK, which is crafted from 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes picked from vineyards within California’s Napa Valley.

  • Southern Glazer’s launches online hub to navigate pandemic
    on March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Miami and Dallas, announced it has launched an online hub for trade customers, providing timely updates and important resources to help businesses in the hospitality industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Readers name their favorite beverage of February
    on March 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Although today’s day-to-day life has been upended by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, it can be a nice distraction to find something else in which to focus your attention for a few moments. Beverage Industry will continue to post New Products to our website to highlight the innovations of today’s product developers. In line with that, the magazine also will continue to host its monthly online poll center on these releases.

  • Drizly, BevMo! expand alcohol delivery to new California markets
    on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Boston-based Drizly announced an expanded partnership with BevMo!, a West Coast specialty beverage retailer, that more than doubles the number of the chain’s locations on Drizly.

  • Campari America donates $1M to Another Round, Another Rally
    on March 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Campari America, New York, announced a donation of $1 million to Another Round, Another Rally, a nonprofit that raises emergency funds for hospitality workers to support bartenders who are facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency. 

  • Stockpiling continues to boost beverage sales in US
    on March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    As the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates in Europe and the United States, governments, businesses and consumers are rapidly changing behaviors. In its March 26 report titled “COVID-19 Impact: Consumer Spending Tracker for MULOC Retailers – US, UK, France, Italy, NZ,” Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) collaborated with its partners at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to analyze the latest consumer purchases in these respective countries.

  • The Bitter Housewife Cocktail Bitters Get a New Look
    on March 30, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    The Bitter Housewife, Portland, Ore., has an updated logo and a brightened color palette after six years on the market.

  • Van Gogh Vodka Releases Special Edition Bottle for International Women’s Day
    on March 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    In celebration of women and the strength they embody, Van Gogh Vodka has released a new female empowerment campaign: #GoghGirl.

  • enVista develops program to identify warehouse inefficiencies
    on March 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Indianapolis-based enVista has launched Virtual Operational Assessments to address warehouse inefficiencies and help clients manage peaks in operations quickly.

  • Firestone Walker Flyjack
    on March 30, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Firestone Walker Brewing Co. released Flyjack, a low-alcohol, low-calorie beer with the characteristics of a hazy IPA and 96 calories, 5 grams of carbs and 4 percent alcohol by volume. 

  • Evolution Fresh Organic Vital Berry, Carrot Citrus Radiance
    on March 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Evolution Fresh, a division of Starbucks Corp., has released two new juices: Organic Vital Berry and Carrot Citrus Radiance.

  • Coca-Cola Foundation awards additional $13.5M in grants to support nonprofits
    on March 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced it is awarding a total of $13.5 million in grants to five nonprofit organizations that are working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Cole-Parmer sampling pump enables portable product testing
    on March 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Cole-Parmer unveiled its newest sampling pump: the Masterflex L/S. Designed with versatility and portability in mind, the Masterflex L/S portable sampling pump provides faster tubing changes and flow stability through the latest Easy-Load pump head, the company says.

  • Bricoleur Vineyards "Flying By the Seat of Our Pants" Brut
    on March 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Bricoleur Vineyards announced the inaugural release of its flagship label, Flying By the Seat of Our Pants Brut.

  • PepsiCo provides enhanced benefits to US employees
    on March 26, 2020 at 4:00 am

    PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., it will provide enhanced benefits to all U.S.-based employees and additional compensation to U.S. frontline employees — the women and men who make, move and sell products — amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Charles Ross offers ‘super sanitary’ double planetary mixer, discharge system
    on March 26, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Charles Ross & Son Co. offers a double planetary mixer and discharge system, model DPM/DS-4S, which is available in a “super sanitary” turnkey configuration that features a common stainless steel workbench for the mixer and a matching discharge system, the company says.