Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., announced its first quarter results for fiscal 2017, reporting 18 percent growth versus the prior year. The company’s performance is outpacing both the year-to-date grocery craft category growth rate of 4.4 percent and the category’s 52-week growth rate of 6.4 percent, based on Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) data, it says.
Youthful consumers, emerging categories, the proliferation of new products, an altered retail landscape, increasing importance on social media and shifting demographics were among the key topics highlighted at this year’s The Beverage Forum.
The 2017 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America took place April 10-13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event attracted 13,300 brewing professionals. The Craft Brewers Conference featured 140 speakers and 72 seminars across 11 educational tracks, while the BrewExpo America tradeshow showcased 900 exhibitors.
Korbel California Champagne, a brand of Guerneville, Calif.-based Korbel Champagne Cellars, is celebrating the spirit of summer with the release of its new, limited-edition bottle wrap inspired by the season.
Sustainability report showcases efforts in three focus areas
June 13, 2017
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., launched its 12th annual Sustainability Report. The report’s theme of “Brewing Transformation” showcases Keurig’s efforts in local communities and across the globe in three main focus areas: environmental responsibility, strong supply chains, and thriving people and communities, the company says.
Consumers encouraged to share images via social media
June 13, 2017
Crown Royal, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, announced that it is giving dads the royal treatment this month and enabling consumers to Crown Your Father, by creating a unique digital portrait that can be shared with dad on social media. Through June 19, sons, daughters and spouses 21 years and older can visit CrownYourFather.com to create a portrait of their dads, husbands or father-like figures as a regal, shareable gift, honoring the generous spirit of fathers everywhere, the company says.
Once again The Coca-Cola Co. and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) are flipping positions to claim the top spot in Beverage Industry's annual Top 100 Report. Based on 2016 financial sales, AB InBev reclaimed the No. 1 spot as sales were up more than $2 billion compared with 2015 financial sales.
Preston, Wash.-based Talking Rain Beverage Co., the makers of Sparkling Ice flavored sparkling waters, announced its partnership with Hearst Digital Media’s Cosmopolitan.com and Elizabeth Banks’ digital media company WhoHaha to launch the original female-centric comedy web series, “TEMP(orary).”
Limited-release beverage available in Salted Caramel
June 5, 2017
As part of the North America Coffee Partnership between Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. and Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., Starbucks is bringing consumers a new ready-to-drink Starbucks Iced Latte, available in Salted Caramel Mocha for a limited time, the company says.