Beverage brands make up Top 3 for food and beverage category
April 4, 2017
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced last year’s most successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) launches in its 2016 New Product Pacesetters report, an industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products.
Non-alcohol juice drinks available in three flavors
April 4, 2017
Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.-based Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. introduced Ocean Spray Mocktails. Mocktails are premium non-alcohol juice drinks made with real fruit juice and inspired by popular cocktails, the company says.
New single-origin coffee hails from Chiapas region of Mexico
April 4, 2017
7-Eleven Inc., Plano, Texas, introduced its second single-origin coffee. Hailing from the Chiapas region of Mexico, the sustainable, premium coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified and exclusively available at participating 7-Eleven stores. Last fall, the convenience store retailer introduced its first single-origin coffee, which is sourced from Nicaragua.
Introduces Mtn Dew White Label, Mtn Dew Green Label
March 31, 2017
Following the success of Mtn Dew Black Label last year, Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., is creating the Mtn Dew Label Series — a line of premium sodas from Dew with unique flavors and herbal and citrus bitters. The new line of bold, yet refined, beverages now includes the citrus-flavored Mtn Dew White Label and the apple-kiwi flavored Mtn Dew Green Label, the company says.
This summer, The Cities Project by Heineken is partnering with the Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour to help fund projects across the country while awarding consumers tickets to the music tour. The Cities Project by Heineken is a project by White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA that helps bring to life ideas that make great cities even greater, the company says. This summer, consumers who donate to one of 11 locally relevant Indiegogo campaigns across the country will receive concert tickets to the music tour, it adds.
In 2016, craft brewers produced 24.6 million barrels and saw a 6 percent rise in volume on a comparable base and a 10 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $23.5 billion, representing 21.9 percent market share, the BA says.
Winner gets an exclusive, educational weekend in Sonoma County
March 28, 2017
Healdsburg, Calif.-based Rodney Strong Vineyards announced that beginning April 3, wine fans from across the United States will have the opportunity to enter an online sweepstakes for the chance to be one of three Rodney Strong Vineyards Master Blenders. The randomly chosen winners and their guests will win an exclusive, educational weekend trip to Sonoma County, the company says.
Carolina Global Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., announced the launch of its new, all-natural flavored malt beverage product line: Juicebar Cocktails. The new products combine fruits, vegetables and herbs into a ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail blend. The new line will be available in two flavors: Carrot Aloe Mango, which is 4.9 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), and Pineapple Lime with Cilantro, which is 4.7 percent ABV, the company says.