Davidson’s Organics, Sparks, Nev., announced it is expanding its private-label beverage program because of popular demand. The program, which offers custom tea bags, bulk teas and iced teas, now will offer wider capabilities through the company’s investment in new machinery as well as its NSF International certification.
PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced that it met or exceeded its 2014 financial targets for organic revenue, core constant currency earnings per share (EPS), cash flow, core net return on invested capital (ROIC) and total cash returns to shareholders. This included core earnings per share of $1.12 for the fourth quarter of 2014 and $4.63 for the full year, and organic revenue growth of 5 percent for the quarter and 4 percent for the full year.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. released its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results. It reported that global sparkling beverage volume grew 1 percent in both the quarter and full year driven by growth from the Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta brands. Coca-Cola brand volume was up 1 percent in the quarter and grew slightly for the full year, rounding to even.
The readers of Beverage Industry see a future for liquid concentrates in the alcohol market. In the magazine’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Year poll for 2014, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes captured the title of Favorite New Product of 2014 by garnering 40 percent of votes.
A recent IWSR survey commissioned by international wine and spirits exhibition Vinexpo has found that the United States is driving global wine consumption as the alcohol category’s largest wine market.