Grocery channel outpaces MULO since peak stockpiling
April 27, 2020
IRI updated the report “Consumer Spending Tracker: COVID-19 Impact” to capture the most recent insights. The most recent report sources sales data from the IRI POS Data ending April 12. For the United States, sales trends remain elevated but are down significantly from its peak. Total store sales were up 14.3 percent for that time period. For edible, sales were up 18.8 percent; however, for the week timeframe, non-edible sales were down 0.8 percent.
Fund will provide financial assistance to breweries, guilds
April 24, 2020
The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., partnered with Bottleshare, a fundraising nonprofit dedicated to the craft beverage community, to create the Believe in Beer Fund to support breweries and state brewers guilds impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is open for breweries and guilds from across the country to apply for immediate financial assistance for operational expenses such as payroll, rent and utilities.
Loverboy Spritz available direct-to-consumers in most states
April 21, 2020
New York-based Loverboy, a beverage startup founded by Bravo TV's Kyle Cooke from “Summer House,” launched its first 'Spritz' product, a low calorie, no sugar added option as a twist on the traditional spritz.
Across geographies, consumer demand appears to be beginning to stabilize toward previous year trends, although in some categories demand is significantly higher or lower than the previous year, according to recent information from Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago.
Packaging celebrates brand’s German heritage and tradition
April 12, 2020
For the first time, Weissbier, a brand of Hacker-Pschorr, Munich, is available in 16.9-ounce cans in the United States. The new lightweight cans now come in a four-pack and feature an updated look that celebrates the brand’s heritage, tradition and superior taste, the company says.
Constellation Brands Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced additional steps it is taking to reduce its brewery production activities in Mexico to a level that safeguards the environment and avoids irreversible impact to its operations.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, an operating unit of The Boston Beer Co., has joined forces with Belgium’s Brouwerij RODENBACH to release Vibrant P’Ocean, a 4.7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) blended sour ale.
In the July 2020 issue of Beverage Industry, the magazine highlights how Calypso Lemonade is looking to follow up its 2019 success with more great releases. Also in this issue is the 2020 State of the Beverage Industry report, features on plant water beverages, clean label ingredients and THC usage in beverage formulations.