TY KU Sake introduces the latest addition to its portfolio of premium sakes, Ty Ku Cucumber Sake. Brewed in the heartland of sake, Nara, Japan, TY KU Cucumber is made from premium Junmai sake infused with all-natural cucumber for a refreshingly crisp and low-calorie flavor, the company says.
No Limes Needed highlights smoothness of premium tequila
May 5, 2015
Sauza 901 Tequila, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., released its newest TV and digital ad campaign starring brand founder Justin Timberlake. The No Limes Needed campaign highlights the smoothness of Sauza 901 Tequila in a tongue-in-cheek way by chronicling the heyday of the lime as a necessary ingredient for drinking tequila and its ensuing downfall following the launch of Sauza 901.
Campbell’s V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juices claims 59 percent of votes
April 20, 2015
In line with consumers’ interest with health and wellness products as well as vegetable flavors, Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. introduced in January its new line of V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juice beverages. This month, Beverage Industry readers have shown that they agree that this new product release was on point by voting the product line Beverage Industry’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month for March.
Although April Fool’s Day can be a fun day of practical jokes for many, it can be a scary day for reporters. Last year, April Fool’s Day fell on a Tuesday, which meant the Beverage Industry team was challenged to determine which news releases were real and which ones were jokes as we prepared our weekly Tuesday e-newsletter.
New and innovative products have helped contribute to SKU proliferation throughout the beverage industry, particularly within the craft beer and craft spirits markets. However, as these craft brewers and distillers look to push the envelope with their new releases, ingredient suppliers are looking to provide them with the tools they need to maintain that edge in the market.
For decades, TV shows like “Cheers,” “The Simpsons,” “Sex and the City,” and “How I Met Your Mother,” among others, have highlighted the social tradition of meeting friends at a local bar or club for a drink. However, since the Great Recession, consumers seem to be pulling back on this tradition because of their lower levels of discretionary income.
In HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series, various characters have tried to battle their way to claim the Iron Throne using everything from brute force to social cunning. Within the spirits industry, the battle for the throne has been a bit more civilized, but, nonetheless, the alcohol category now has a new king.
Hard cider brand encourages consumers to drink over ice
April 7, 2015
Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, is gearing up to hit the refresh button on summer from May through August with a fully integrated 360-degree program that invites shoppers to experience Strongbow at its “bestest” when it is served over ice.
The May 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about custom messaging for baby boomers, as well as articles about NVE Pharmaceuticals, sports and protein drinks and more. Check it out today!