How Food & Beverage Brands Can Remain Relevant to U.S. Consumers
June 1, 2015
Many of America's largest food and beverage (F&B) companies are in trouble, Rabobank, New York, says in its new report, "Dude, where's my consumer?" Iconic brands are increasingly out of favor with U.S. consumers, whose preferences and priorities have evolved, Rabobank says. Rabobank analysts predict that unless large F&B brands take bold action, they run the risk of following baby boomers (once their core consumer) into retirement.
PepsiCo. partners with Usher for Usher's Pepsi Challenge
May 12, 2015
PepsiCo., Purchase N.Y., announced a first-of-its-kind, short film that the company is creating and producing. The film will include footage from UrtheCast, the world's first full-color Ultra High-Definition video system located aboard the International Space Station, feature Pepsi consumers from around the world and leverage the creative and artistic direction of eight-time Grammy award winning entertainer Usher, the company says. As part of this year's Pepsi Challenge campaign, the interstellar short film combines video, music, technology and storytelling, with Pepsi consumers across the globe playing a role in the experience.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo announced its partnership with Entrepreneurship with Impact Ventures, a subsidiary of Ahead of the Curve, an organization established to build an ecosystem to support socially innovative business models in the Arab region.
PepsiCo, Monster Energy Co., MillerCoors and Red Bull among winners
May 4, 2015
Nielsen announced yesterday its twelve Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2015. Among the twelve winners, four beverage products made the list this year: Monster Energy Co.’s Monster Energy Ultra, PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew Kickstart, MillerCoors’ Redd’s Apple Ale and Red Bull GmbH’s Red Bull Editions line.
Personalized packaging to include four times as many names as last year
April 14, 2015
Atlanta-based TheCoca-Cola Co. is bringing back its Share a Coke campaign this summer following a successful run last year. Beginning this week, the company will once again swap out its iconic logo on 20-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Cokeand Coca-Cola Zerofor 1,000 of the most popular names in the country, quadrupling the number of names featured in 2014, the company says.
Mountain Dew, Aquafina lead sports-marketing initiatives
April 13, 2015
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. announced a new multiyear marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), New York, to be the official marketing partner of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) and USA Basketball beginning next season.