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.
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.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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