In the eight years that Susan Neely has worked for the American Beverage Association (ABA), the president and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based association has seen manufacturers truly embrace the concept of innovation.
Company launches Facebook app in connection with campaign
July 9, 2013
Los Angeles-based Activate Drinks, maker of nutrient-enhanced waters utilizing twist cap technology, kicked off its “Stop Vitamin Cruelty” summer advertising campaign, which highlights the company’s core message of vitamin efficacy.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, D.C., announced new global environmental goals and an expanded global partnership to advance The Coca-Cola Co.’s sustainability stewardship.
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), Cincinnati, released its fifth annual sustainability report, which showcases the company’s progress toward its sustainability goals. During 2012, SDBC completed an $85 million state-of-the-art reinvention project aimed at improving every SDBC plant and product, enabling it to realize the efficiency, sustainability and economic benefits of its largest initiative ever, it says.
Glazer’s Inc., Dallas, consolidated its fine wine divisions under the new name of D&E Fine Wine Group. Previously known by several different names including Domaines & Estates, Family & Estates, In Vie, and 55 Degrees, the company is unifying these brands to build a new identity, it says. In addition, Glazer’s designed a new logo to portray the fine wine group’s new image, it notes.
Campaign gives fans the chance to star in ‘super fan’ video
July 3, 2013
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo’s Pepsi brand is calling on its fans to “Dance for a Chance” to win exclusive prizes and opportunities as part of the brand’s Iconic Summer promotion. Starting July 4, fans who submit a 10-second dance video clip themed after Pepsi's latest TV commercial, “Mirrors,” featuring R&B artist Beyoncé, may be eligible to win the chance to appear in a unique "super fan" music video choreographed by Beyoncé's choreographer, Chris Grant.
Innova to present beverage trends, emerging flavors at IFT Expo
July 2, 2013
Healthy flavors, such as herbs and spices, honey and new-generation superfruits will be the next hits in the global beverages market, according to Innova Market Insights, the Netherlands. Although flavor trends can vary markedly by region, research data from Innova indicates that rising interest in superfruits is evident globally, with pomegranate still leading the field.
Modesto, Calif.-based company launches Citron and Coconut Flavored Vodkas
July 1, 2013
New Amsterdam Spirits, Modesto, Calif., announced the newest additions to its portfolio: New Amsterdam Citron and Coconut Flavored Vodkas. Like its existing flavored vodkas, both New Amsterdam Citron and Coconut are five times distilled and made from high-quality grains and fruit flavors, it says.