To keep operations streamlined and humming along, the Coca-Cola system in North America embarked on a milestone commitment nearly a decade ago to reshape its North American bottling operations by returning ownership to local partners.
The transaction is another step in PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey, supporting health and wellness through environmentally friendly, cost-effective and fun-to-use beverage solutions, and the company’s Beyond the Bottle strategy to form a more sustainable beverage ecosystem, it says.
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo released its limited-time snack and beverage offerings for the holiday season. New holiday products this year include Mnt Dew Merry Mash-Up, Mtn Dew Ice Cherry, Pure Leaf Apple Cider Flavored Iced Tea and the bubly holiday pack available online, the company says. Returning this year is the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha ready-to-drink (RTD) Iced Latte.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported continued momentum in its business for 2018, with strong financial results for the third quarter. Although reported net revenues for the quarter declined because of refranchising, the company delivered broad-based organic revenue (non-GAAP) and volume growth across all operating groups, while gaining value share globally, it reports.
The American Beverage Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., announced that Katherine Lugar, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), will join ABA as its new president and CEO later this year. Lugar will succeed Susan K. Neely, who led the ABA for 13 years. Neely was named president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) in May 2018.
Money Bag Soda launched in cooperation with Rock Steady Sodas
August 28, 2018
Gene Simmons, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of KISS, launched a premium soda line called Money Bag Sodas this month in cooperation with Niagara Falls, N.Y.-based Rock Steady Sodas Inc., a subsidiary of Johnnie Ryan Bottling Co.
Our May cover story takes a look into the newest beverage revolution: cannabis-infused beverages. Learn about the different types of cannabis beverage-makers are looking into and the science behind it. Also included in this issue is a closer look into Riff Cold Brewed, as well as a deeper dive into the tequila category. And as usual, we rounded up the latest new products and packaging designs recently released.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.