Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. announced that Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer (COO) and a seven-year member of the Starbucks Board of Directors, will expand his responsibilities and assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2017.
Eugene Kashper to remain full-time Chairman of the Board
December 2, 2016
Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co., announced that it has named Simon Thorpe Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1. Eugene Kashper, current chairman and chief executive officer, will remain full-time Chairman of the Board and continue to play an active role in the business. There will be a 60-day transition period between Kashper and Thorpe to ensure a smooth handover, the company says.
The founders of Miami Bay Beverage LLC, Branford, Conn., announced that the company is changing its name to trimino Brands, effective immediately. Trimino, which produces a protein water in the functional beverage category, has experienced explosive growth since its launch in late 2014, the company says.
Brand partners with Times Square Alliance for celebration
November 30, 2016
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, a brand of E.J. Gallo Winery, Modesto, Calif., announced that it will ring in the New Year as the Official Bubbly of New Year's Eve Times Square. As the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drops, Barefoot will toast with millions to the start of another year full of opportunities and bring people together in celebration, the company says.
Consumers can win front-row seats to Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show at Super Bowl LI
November 29, 2016
Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., and Papa John's announced the kickoff of the Halftime of a Lifetime promotion, giving fans an opportunity to get a front-row seat to the Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show at Super Bowl LI.
Celsius Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., manufacturer of the dietary supplement brand CELSIUS, announced an expansion in the Asian market in partnership with the Hong Kong-based A.S. Watson Group (ASW).
Transaction includes Noble juice brand, manufacturing equipment
November 29, 2016
Miami-based Sun Orchard, a premier juice and beverage products producer, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Blue Lake Citrus Products LLC, Winter Haven, Fla. Previously, Blue Lake was held by the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. and Wm. G. Roe & Sons Inc.
With the holiday season just around the corner, the beverage market will see more consumers turning to cocktails for their celebrations. Perhaps that is what motivated the readers of Beverage Industry in this month’s Readers’ Choice of the Month for October poll.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!