As the new year begins, most of us reflect back on the past year and look to the future with anticipation. The same rings true in the beverage industry as beverage-makers launch new products to engage consumers while paying attention to the latest trends.
When I go out to dinner, typically I order water with lemon because I want to avoid excess calories and save a few dollars. However, when I want to indulge, a traditional Margarita on the rocks is my go-to drink.
Entertainment icon to develop gin and juice cocktails
August 31, 2016
Tanqueray Gin, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, announced the launch of a new strategic partnership with entertainment icon Snoop Dogg. The partnership brings to life the brand's focus on a gin and juice cocktail strategy celebrating the success of Snoop Dogg's 1993 classic hit “Gin & Juice.”
As a child, I spent many happy afternoons and evenings watching the Chicago White Sox play at “old” Comiskey Park at 35th and Shields. Typically, our family of six sat in the left-field bleachers, and I vividly remember cheering on Harold Baines, Ron Kittle and the other “good guys in black” while drinking a cold soda and munching on peanuts and hot dogs
Novelist and playwright Oscar Wilde once said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” After challenging times as a result of the economic downturn, the on-premise channel has made gains through moderate year-by-year growth.
SKU proliferation has left its mark on the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market. But innovative new products aren’t just for the retail shelves. Foodservice operations also are developing new beverages to entice consumers.
Jim Beam, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., announced a new partnership with Snapchat, making it the first whiskey brand to leverage the app for marketing efforts, the company says. Currently active, branded Jim Beam video content, targeted exclusively at consumers of legal drinking age, will appear throughout various Snapchat Live Stories. The partnership and branded content will run in the United Sates through the end of October coinciding with existing marketing efforts supporting new Jim Beam Apple, the newest flavored whiskey from the company.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!