Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and Danone Waters of America (DWA) jointly announced today that KDP will sell, distribute and merchandise evian across the United States as part of a long-term master distribution agreement designed to accelerate the brand's growth.
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.
As consumer preferences continue to trend toward better-for-you options, industry experts are seeing the connection between consumers wanting healthy-halo beverages and the continued growth of bottled water sales.
Sparkling Ice +Caffeine will launch in January 2019
October 9, 2018
Sparkling Ice, a brand of Preston, Wash.-based Talking Rain Beverage Co., launched its first line of caffeinated products, Sparkling Ice +Caffeine, at the 2018 National Association of Convenience Stores Show (NACS), Oct. 8-10 in Las Vegas. Featured in the Cool New Products Showcase, Sparkling Ice +Caffeine is the newest product line to be added to the brand's portfolio.
Los Angeles-based Icelandic Glacial announced that its sustainably sourced spring water has added thousands of doors in the convenience and grocery channels nationwide. This is in addition to its on-premise growth the company has seen in restaurants and hotels, it says.
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.
For the second consecutive year, The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., and New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that bottled water is the No. 1 beverage in the United States, by volume.
As Beverage Industry wraps up the year, the editor’s take a deeper look into the most innovative beverages and packages of the year. Also featured in this issue is the 2018 Work Truck Roundup, and Pack Expo and SupplySide West 2018 Post-Show Reports. As usual, we identified and reported on the prevalent trends and topics shaping all aspects of the beverage world.
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