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Zevia, a zero-calorie soda, released its Cola, Cherry Cola, Cream Soda, Ginger Ale, Ginger Root Beer and Grape varieties in four-packs of 12-ounce glass bottles in the natural channel.
PepsiCo introduced a new bottle structure and label for its Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Next and Pepsi Max brands.
Within the last five years, global launches of carbonated drinks have grown significantly, according to a December 2012 report by the Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights titled “Carving New Niches for Carbonates.”
For the second consecutive year, Pepsi Max, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, will host a gathering of Major League Baseball (MLB) legends at the 2013 Pepsi Max MLB Field of Dreams Game. This year's game will take place May 18 at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y., featuring an American League (AL) vs. National League (NL) match-up with MLB legends and the consumer winners from the Pepsi Max MLB Field of Dreams promotion.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, plans to host events for fans of all ages in the company’s hometown during the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Final Four weekend, which also is taking place in Atlanta. Coke Zero, the official fan refreshment of the NCAA, and Powerade, the official sports drink of the NCAA, will be the dominant players in the company’s celebrations, it says.
Mountain Dew, a brand of PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., tapped into its Southern roots and welcomed country music star Brantley Gilbert to the family.
Diet Coke, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., partnered with actress Minka Kelly to support the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s The Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart health.
The Double Cola Co. is reintroducing its Double-Dry Ginger Ale with new graphics and packaging.
Utmost Brands Inc.’s GuS – Grown-up Soda unveiled new, brighter graphics on both its bottles and four-pack carriers.
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