Musical artist/cookbook author develops beverage and marinade recipe using soft drink brand
May 15, 2017
7UP, a brand of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announced its partnership with Trisha Yearwood, the three-time Grammy Award-winning country star, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and host of the Emmy-winning “Trisha's Southern Kitchen” on Food Network.
Discount retail chain to exclusively carry Share A Coke military can collection
May 9, 2017
In celebration of Coca-Cola Day (May 8) and during May’s Military Appreciation Month, Dollar General, Goodlettsville, Tenn., announced that it is teaming up with Coca-Cola, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., on a new Share a Coke patriotic can series honoring service members, veterans and their families.
Sparkling lemonade available in US, Canada, Western Europe
May 3, 2017
With summer days just around the corner, Lemon Lemon, a new sparkling lemonade from Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., is available in stores across the country, offering a refreshing way to enjoy the warmest months of the year.
Swire Coca-Cola USA, Draper, Utah, announced the completion of refranchising of territories in Oregon from Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. This refranchising includes the acquisition of four sales and distribution facilities and one production plant in the state. Swire Coca-Cola’s operation of the territories commenced April 29.
Coca-Cola announces more names and includes Coca-Cola Life, Cherry Coke
April 18, 2017
Back by popular demand, Atlanta-based The Coca Cola Co.’s Coca-Cola brand is reintroducing its successful Share a Coke program under a new name — "Share an ICE COLD Coke.” "Share an ICE COLD Coke" bottles will hit shelves in May, the company says.
Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) have long been the top seller in the U.S. beverage market based on volume. Last month, however, New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that U.S. volume sales of bottled water eclipsed CSDs in 2016, making it the No. 1 consumed packaged beverage. This shift followed more than a decade’s worth of single-digit volume declines for soft drinks.
Neely named 2017 Trade Association CEO of the Year
April 6, 2017
CEO Update has named Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Washington, D.C.-based American Beverage Association (ABA), the 2017 Trade Association CEO of the Year, an annual award recognizing outstanding trade association executives. Neely received the award for her forward-thinking leadership as the head of the ABA and her dedication and service to the wider association community, the company says.
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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