Industry news

  • evian releases label-free, fully recyclable bottle
    on July 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    evian, a brand of Danone Waters of America, revealed a new bottle made with 100 percent recycled plastic and designed with an engraved logo.

  • Ballymorgan: Edition 1.1, Sheestown: Edition 1.1
    on July 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Waterford Distillery released two new Single Farm Origin whiskies as part of its natural single-malt whisky portfolio.

  • SodaStream debuts Kombucha Concentrate lineup
    on July 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    SodaStream, a division of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., introduced certified organic, shelf-stable Kombucha Concentrate to its lineup of at-home beverage products. Kombucha has seen a rise in popularity during the past decade because of its intended health benefits, but in the past it has been difficult to make at home because of its long preparation time — that all changes now.

  • Diageo announces creation of paper-based bottle for Johnnie Walker
    on July 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    London-based Diageo plc, makers of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, announced that it has created a 100 percent plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. The bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker in early 2021.

  • Coca-Cola Freestyle unveils contactless solution
    on July 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape the world around us and shift consumer behavior, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, is rolling out a new pouring option to meet consumer needs with its latest Coca-Cola Freestyle technology innovation — contactless, mobile pouring from a smartphone.

  • Goldthread Berry Power
    on July 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Goldthread Plant-Based Tonics expanded its line of functional tonics with Berry Power.

  • Cocktail Courier releases the Party Can
    on July 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Chicago-based Cocktail Courier has released Party Can Triple Spice Margarita, a large-format, ready-to-drink craft cocktail with 12 full-sized Margaritas in one resealable can.

  • Clean label finds its roots in nature
    by (Jessica Jacobsen) on July 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    “Real” ingredients from nature are helping beverage-makers deliver clean-label solutions.

  • Larson Electronics offers KN95 masks to halt spread of COVID-19
    on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Larson Electronics is offering KN95 respirators as a form of source control because they prevent an infected person with or without coronavirus symptoms from spreading COVID-19, the company says.

  • GrapeStars highlights celebrities wine and spirits brands
    on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

    GrapeStars launched its online marketplace app where celebrities can directly promote their wine and spirits brands to fans.

  • Pabst Blue Ribbon launches online creative community
    on July 11, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Pabst Blue Ribbon continues its commitment to celebrating creativity, working with 1,000 creatives that encompass the diversity of Pabst Blue Ribbon’s community.

  • IZZE Sparkling Lemonade
    on July 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

    IZZE, a brand of PepsiCo Inc., has launched IZZE Sparkling Lemonade in Original Lemonade and Blackberry Lemonade flavors.

  • Automation adoption impacts staffing challenge for beverage operations
    by (John Peter Koss) on July 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Although automation has altered staffing needs for beverage operations, it has not eliminated the challenges that beverage manufacturers and distributors need to address.

  • Atlas Molded Products’ polystyrene foam cooler folds flats for easy reuse
    on July 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Atlas Molded Products recently released the DuraTherm Fold Flat, a space-saving molded polystyrene foam cooler that folds flat for transportation, storage and reuse.

  • DISCUS unveils podcast series
    on July 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) recently launched a Spirited Advocate podcast, which features lively discussions of industry issues and more with DISCUS President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chris Swonger and Scotch Whisky Association CEO Karen Betts.

  • Ball Corp. partners with Acosta to launch sustainable aluminum cup
    on July 10, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Through a national, exclusive distribution partnership with Acosta, Ball Corp. will unveil a new sustainable aluminum cup in retail and on-premise outlets in 2021.

  • Neuro Brands releases drink mixes
    on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Neuro Brands LLC, Los Angeles, has introduced a new line of powdered drink mixes. The new mixes debuting this week are powdered versions of the neruoSLEEP and neuroIMMUNE beverages.

  • Backyard Soda, Simple Syrup
    on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Backyard Soda Co. launched its self-titled CBD-infused carbonated soft drinks and simple syrup lines.

  • Silver Eagle, Bud Light host virtual concert series
    on July 9, 2020 at 4:00 am

    In April, the San Antonio River Walk Association announced a charitable partnership with Silver Eagle Beverages to present the Bud Light River Walk Relief Concert Series.

  • IRI releases 2019 New Product Pacesetters report
    by (Barbara Harfmann) on July 9, 2020 at 4:00 am

    In Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI’s) 2019 New Product Pacesetters report, the market research firm reports the return of the $100 million product launch brands, and notes that both David and Goliath can win when it comes to successful new product launches in the food and beverage industries.

  • Bardstown Bourbon Co. launches virtual facility tour
    on July 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The Bardstown Bourbon Co., Bardstown, Ky., has launched a complete virtual 360 tour of its entire grounds and facilities online and free to the public. Created in response to state-mandated closures due to COVID-19, this enchanting, interactive and educational experience allows viewers to visually adventure throughout the groundbreaking facilities.

  • El Mirador
    on July 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Elemental Beverage Co. launched a new single-origin, ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee: El Mirador.

  • St. Germain hosts Stay-at-Home Drive-In Movie Club
    by (Sarah Graybill) on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 am

    In the spirit of “going out” while staying in, St. Germain implemented a Stay Home Drive-In Movie Club. During May, the brand developed cocktails that consumers could make based on the movie selection.

  • Brewery PAK ensures breweries have adequate insurance coverage
    on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Brewery PAK has announced the expansion of the Insurance Risk Assessment Drone (iRAD) service for breweries. Through iRAD, brewery owners can receive a comprehensive risk assessment of their property from a bird’s eye view in high definition.

  • Euromonitor releases themes on evolving consumer markets
    on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 am

    In Euromonitor International’s report “How Will Consumer Markets Evolve After Coronavirus?,” the market research firm identifies six COVID-19 themes impacting the consumer mindset.

  • Stone Brewing updates name, packaging for popular IPA
    on July 7, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., announced that its Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA debuted flashy new packaging and an updated name, prompting somewhat-needed clarifications about this popular beer.

  • Onda Sparkling Tequila Cocktails
    on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Onda has released Onda canned sparkling tequila crafted with blanco tequila and real fruit juice.

  • LYTT Blue Bomb is now Blue Adios
    on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    In February, LYTT decided to switch up the flavor in LYTT Blue Bomb from blue raspberry to an “AMF” cocktail, which is a blue Long Island iced tea that uses 7-Up instead of Coke.

  • Deschutes Brewery develops alcohol-free Irish Stout
    on July 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Bend, Ore.-based Deschutes Brewery recently embarked on a new endeavor to create a high-quality non-alcohol beer that rivals the experience of a full-strength craft beer. The result is Deschutes’ alcohol-free Irish Stout, a traditional Irish-style stout with coffee-like roasted malt character, light chocolate and a dry, light-bodied drinking experience.

  • Readers name their favorite beverage of May
    on July 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Summer is in full swing and so are the new product releases. In the most recent Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month poll for May from Beverage Industry, it looks as though readers are looking “freshen up” their beverage selections.