Industry news

  • PepsiCo deepens consumer-centric releases with Soulboost
    on May 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., launched its latest innovation, Soulboost, a sparkling water beverage with a splash of real juice and functional ingredients.

  • Multisac Flexible Packaging acquires seventh Comexi machine
    on May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Comexi, a specialist in solutions for the flexible packaging printing and converting industry, announced that Multisac Flexible Packaging acquired the Comexi ML2. 

  • CORE Hydration utilizes post-consumer recycled plastic bottles
    on May 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    CORE Hydration bottles made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, excluding the cap and label, now are on shelves nationwide. 

  • G FUEL Sparkling Hydration Black Cherry, Kiwi Strawberry make debut
    on May 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    G FUEL is releasing two new G FUEL Sparkling Hydration flavors: Black Cherry and Kiwi Strawberry. The launch coincides with Disney's "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," an original Disney+ animated series that made its debut May the fourth, also known as Star Wars Day.

  • White Claw campaign pays homage to passionate fans
    on May 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In a move to solidify its market position as the No. 1 hard seltzer brand, White Claw is launching a global platform that takes its lead from the very people that catapulted it to No. 1 in the first place ― its passionate fans. 

  • Mrs Prindables Premium Coffee
    on May 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Mrs Prindables and Kribi Coffee Air Roastery announced that they teamed up to create a line of specially designed whole bean coffees to pair with Mrs Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples and Confections.

  • Magnetic gripper MG10 from OnRobot handles palletizing tasks
    on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    OnRobot US Inc. unveiled the MG10, a versatile, high-performance, easy-to-use magnetic gripper for material handling. 

  • Uncle Matt’s Organic unveils family-friendly two-pack
    on May 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Uncle Matt’s Organic announced that its Ultimate Immune Orange Juice Beverage now is available in a family-friendly two-pack at Costco locations throughout Texas. 

  • Survey shows parents sneak kid's chocolate milk
    on May 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A new Organic Valley/Ipsos poll finds that 58 percent of parents are guilty of drinking chocolate milk they purchased for someone in their household and more than a third of Americans (39 percent) admit to doing the same thing. 

  • Naturalis Wines
    on May 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Naturalis Wines, a new line of wines made from 100 percent certified organic grapes, announced its debut with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

  • ISUZU unveils N-Series diesel truck with stability control
    on May 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced major enhancements to its popular N-Series Diesel Trucks for 2022. 

  • Red Stripe debuts summer program
    on May 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Red Stripe is celebrating an extended Good Vibes Summer with an immersive, consumer-centric summer promotion. 

  • Emerald Coast Ultra Pure Spring Water
    on May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    MSP Inc., a women-owned bottled water manufacturer, introduced Emerald Coast Ultra Pure Spring Water in 100 percent aluminum 16-ounce bottles. 

  • Business interest in $30B cannabis market up 140%
    by harfmannb@bnpmedia.com (Barbara Harfmann) on May 5, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Some 50 years removed from the Hippie Movement of the ‘60s and ’70s, medical and recreational marijuana, pain-relieving edibles like gummies and tinctures are being used by a diverse consumer base in a growing $30 billion cannabis market.

  • Jim Beam debuts ready-to-drink highball cocktails
    on May 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Jim Beam, a brand of Chicago-based Beam Suntory, is shaking up the canned beverage aisle by launching two ready-to-drink cocktails made with a bourbon base: the Jim Beam Classic Highball and the Jim Beam Ginger Highball.

  • Vinloq provides slow decanting and wine preservation system
    on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Vinloq, part of Boston Wine Devices LLC, is a slow decanting and wine preservation system that enables business and consumers to experience the diverse tasting notes from one bottle of wine to the next. 

  • REBBL adds immunity support to 4 varieties
    on May 4, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    REBBL, Emeryville, Calif., has added immunity support to its top flavors: Reishi Chocolate, Turmeric Golden-Milk, Vanilla Protein and Dark Chocolate Protein.

  • Mountain Dew mobile game features Zion Williamson
    on May 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    In a one-of-a-kind gaming opportunity, Mountain Dew launched a limited-time mobile game "Zion Shoots. You Score." featuring NBA All-Star Zion Williamson. 

  • White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge
    on May 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    White Claw Hard Seltzer, a business entity within Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., released a higher alcohol by volume (ABV) line: White Claw Hard Seltzer Surge. 

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s tequila brand gifts up to $1M of “Guac on the Rock”
    by harfmannb@bnpmedia.com (Barbara Harfmann) on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 am

    In celebration of Cinco de Mayo and May birthday of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the actor and beverage entrepreneur gifted up to $1 million of “Guac on the Rock” with purchase of his Teremana tequila. A new drink gifting app, “Get Your Drink On,” enables users to socially gift a drink to someone in the same bar or in a location across the country.

  • Budweiser conducts sweepstakes for 2021 holiday cans
    on May 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    In 2020, Budweiser, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, put a spin on its holiday packaging by mocking up personalized cans with consumers’ four-legged friends on social media. This year, Budweiser is launching a casting call for one dog to be featured on Bud’s holiday cans.

  • Matthews Automations introduces NEXUS warehouse execution system
    on May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Matthews Automation Solutions recently introduced its NEXUS Warehouse Execution System (WES). 

  • Truly Hard Seltzer adds fruit punch line to the fold
    on May 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Truly Hard Seltzer, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced the launch of Truly Punch Hard Seltzer, a new variety pack that blends the familiarity of traditional punch with fruit flavors for a juicy, punchy hard seltzer experience, the company says.

  • SLIQ Spirited Ice Available in Key Markets Nationwide
    on May 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    SLIQ Spirited Ice now is available at select retailers nationwide, including Albertsons and Walmart. 

  • Pepsi debuts fast-beverage restaurant model
    on May 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    To reinforce consumers love for food, Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, is upending what consumers expect of the food delivery world, with the launch of Pep’s Place, where the cola comes first. Consumers are invited to first pick their Pepsi beverage of choice, which then prompts curated food items based on that beverage, to enhance the overall meal experience. Pep’s Place is available in select locations around the country for delivery only available through PepsPlaceRestaurant.com and major food aggregators (Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub).

  • Ongoing driver training promotes safety culture
    on May 3, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Continuing education is part of virtually every professional field, but it’s often an afterthought in commercial delivery. However, ongoing training can promote a safety culture within the distribution company and improves the company’s safety scores.

  • PepsiCo BottleLoop addresses logistical challenges, reduces plastic packaging waste
    on April 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    PepsiCo Recycling announced the introduction of PepsiCo BottleLoop, a new program offering easy and accessible recycling to PepsiCo customers to address logistical challenges and reduce plastic packaging waste.

  • ZIGNUM Mezcal’s design inspired by pre-Hispanic Oaxacan temples
    on April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    ZIGNUM Mezcal is debuting packaging created by Quaker City Mercantile. The packaging debuted in duty-free channels last year. 

  • bubly sparkling water, Family Equality partner for International Family Equality Day
    on April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    In honor of International Family Equality Day May 2nd, LGBTQ+ community ally bubly sparkling water has partnered with nonprofit Family Equality, an organization with a mission to protect, support and connect LGBTQ+ families as they navigate obstacles. bubly will harness its trademark playful personality and positivity in support of Family Equality, with a campaign that puts a bubly twist on the traditional tropes of parenthood to generate wider awareness and critical financial support for LGBTQ+ families.

  • 2021 Black List Hornitos “Take Your Shot” Short Film Program debuts
    on April 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Hornitos Tequila, a premium tequila brand founded on the belief that nothing great ever happens without taking a chance, in partnership with the Black List, recently announced the 2021 Black List Hornitos “Take Your Shot” Short Film Program.