Although carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) still is among the top performing beverage categories, more than a decade of volume declines has challenged the established category as it competes with better-for-you beverages and premium products.
Company celebrates 90th anniversary with Slurpee Week
July 11, 2017
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. is celebrating its 90th birthday on 7-Eleven Day (July 11).To celebrate its milestone birthday, 7-Eleven is inviting millions to enjoy a free Slurpee party, continuing the tradition that started on the retailer's 75th birthday in 2002.
Reed’s Inc., a Los Angeles-based handcrafted, all-natural beverage company, named Val Stalowir as its new chief executive officer (CEO). In conjunction with his appointment as CEO, Stalowir also will serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
Limited-edition packaging features lyrics from six rappers
June 19, 2017
Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced the release of the Summer Sprite Cold Lyrics Series limited-edition packaging, which features cold-inspired lyrics from six of the hottest rappers in the game, 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.
In response to consumers seeking healthier options, vending machines now stock a broader food and beverage portfolio along with the “smart” technological solutions like Apple Pay and Google Pay. On-machine signage also is helping consumers to better evaluate their choices.
Reyes Holdings to expand into California and Nevada
May 16, 2017
Reyes Holdings LLC, Rosemont, Ill., announced that it has reached a new letter of intent with Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. for territory in California and Nevada, including the major metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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