Retailer’s commitment to local craft breweries creates $100MM-plus in economic impact, it says
October 27, 2016
More than 20 years ago, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer began carrying its first craft brew. Today, the retailer remains committed to the growing industry and supporting up-and-coming local breweries across the Midwest, it says.
Quri releases merchandising data from Easter power period
May 16, 2016
Sparkling Ice was the official sponsor of the High School Nation (HSN) Tour, which took place between March 28 and April 29. The HSN Tour is a music-and-arts festival that traveled to 25 high school campuses across the country and provided students with free entertainment, the company says.
It’s no secret that the beverage industry has evolved during the past decade or so. With new demands from consumers, beverage-makers
have developed new products that provide function, low or no calories and flavor.
Brisk, an iced tea brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, and Mishka, a Brooklyn-based lifestyle brand, announced a limited-edition collection of apparel that will be available on MishkaNYC.com/Brisk starting today. The collaboration is part of Brisk's "kinda out there" campaign which highlights quirky artist-created characters that appear on each can of Brisk. These characters were the inspiration for the Brisk X Mishka designs, which fuse the original Brisk can art with the Japanese anime-type stylings of renowned street artist L'Amour Supreme, the company says.
Manufacturers and retailers continually are searching for ways to optimize shopper satisfaction through category management. But while the overall idea remains the same, the ways manufacturers and retailers go about this process changes as trends evolve.
Although consumers tend to be loyal to their preferred drug stores, 30 percent are more likely to patronize a drug store if it has a loyalty card that offers savings, thus increasing shopper loyalty, according to Diana Smith, senior research analyst of retail and apparel at Mintel.
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!