As Americans look for better-for-you alternatives to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), the U.S. bottled water category is reaching unprecedented heights, according to new research from Chicago-based Mintel, which reveals that sales of bottled water increased 6.4 percent to top $15 billion in 2015. The market research firm expects sales to continue ascending at a rapid pace through 2020, with projected sales growth of 34.7 percent for the category, including 75.1 percent growth for the sparkling/mineral water/seltzer segment, it says.
A Diamond in the Rum features social media, digital, in-store support
February 23, 2016
Cruzan Rum, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., announced it is unveiling the brand’s new campaign: A Diamond in the Rum. Crafted on the island of St. Croix, the company describes Cruzan Rum as a unique and exceptional spirit — qualities typically reserved to describe diamonds — and it’s these traits that inspired the latest campaign.
Lower sugar, decaffeinated juice tea created with kids in mind
February 22, 2016
Harvest Hill Beverage Co., Stamford, Conn., announced the launch of its latest innovation, Juicy Juice Teasers, a decaffeinated, lower sugar juice tea blend that will be available at Publix, Food Lion and Kroger stores in the Southeast United States and at select Wal-Mart stores throughout the U.S. later this month, the company says.
Latitude Beverage Co., Boston, announced the national rollout of its Mija Sangria, a bottled Sangria made with 100percent unfiltered fruit juice. After selling out of 18,200 cases in its first six months across a dozen states last year, Latitude Beverage Co. says it expects to sell more than 50,000 cases this summer through its expanded distribution. In addition, a 1.5-liter Mija Sangria flip-top bottle also will roll out this summer, it adds.
Range of flavors to be available nationwide March 1
February 17, 2016
Seagram's, a brand of Rochester, N.Y.-based North American Breweries, announced the launch of a new line of hard sodas that will hit shelves nationally March 1. Seagram's Hard Soda will be available in a range of flavors including Cherry Cola, Grape Soda, Lemon n' Lime and Orange Cream, the company says. Lemon n' Lime and Orange Cream now are available early in select Publix stores in the Southeast.
For Who You Are campaign will be first as part of Santa Margherita USA
February 16, 2016
Santa Margherita Wines, Miami, announces the launch of its new advertising campaign — For Who You Are. This is the first campaign for Santa Margherita Wines as part of its new partnership with U.S. importer Santa Margherita USA Inc., also of Miami, the company says. For Who You Are will feature TV, print and digital advertising, kicking off a new creative approach with an intimate look at the Santa Margherita brand, it adds.
Closed Loop Fund, Keep America Beautiful part of pledge to boost recycling rate to 60 percent by 2030
February 16, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced it will work with industry, government and community partners in order to achieve a U.S. beverage container recycling rate of 60 percent by 2030, the company says. As part of this commitment, the company is
As Valentine's Day nears, Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, invites consumers to get together with loved ones to try three new chocolate beverages. Beginning Feb. 8, participating Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada are offering a trio of Starbucks Molten Chocolate beverages that will be available through Feb. 14, the company says.