Racks designed to entice bottled water sales at foodservice locations
August 20, 2014
Kraft Foodservice, a division of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is offering free merchandising racks for its Mio liquid water enhancers. Designed to boost bottled water sales at foodservice locations, the company is offering two options: a hitchhiker rack or a cooler door rack.
Cold-brewed coffees are gaining attention in the marketplace, including among Beverage Industry readers. Showing their affinity for ready-to-drink, cold-brewed coffee, 22 percent of voters named High Brew Coffee as the best new product that was posted on www.bevindustry.com during the month of July, making the new lineup the winner of the magazine’s July Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll.
National Honesty Index rates Honolulu, Washington, D.C., most honest cities
August 19, 2014
Honest Tea, a Bethesda, Md.-based independent operating unit of The Coca-Cola Co., conducted The 2014 National Honesty Index and found that, when faced with a choice to be honest or not, 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.
Deal swaps ownership of Coca-Cola’s energy portfolio with Monster’s non-energy brands
August 15, 2014
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., have entered into definitive agreements for a long-term strategic partnership that they expect will accelerate growth for both companies in the global energy drink category.
Heineken reports seasonal was its top-selling limited-edition beer last year
August 15, 2014
White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA’s Newcastle beer brand is resurrecting its Werewolf Blood-Red Ale for the 2014 Halloween season. The company reports that the brew was its top-selling imported, limited-edition beer last year.
Medical-grade rehydration brand plans to expand to 15,000 retail locations this year
August 14, 2014
San Francisco-based DripDrop Inc., the maker of a same-named medical-grade
rehydration solution, announced that it has closed a $5.8 million round of financing, which will help the company to accelerate development and continue to drive availability in retailers and hospitals, the company says. Investors include funds affiliated with owners of the San Francisco 49ers, Seth Taube and Brook Taube of Medley Corp., and American rock musicians Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.