Limited-edition water-makers available to help combat plastic waste
August 5, 2019
Airport City, Israel-based SodaStream, a brand of PepsiCo Inc., has teamed up with actress and TV personality Tori Spelling to help eliminate single-use plastic waste, while also honoring the ‘90s decade which brought about the Internet, boy bands and scrunchies, the company says.
Republic of Tea releases limited-edition teas before ‘Downton Abbey’ movie release
July 31, 2019
In anticipation of the upcoming “Downton Abbey” movie, The Republic of Tea, Novato, Calif., announced new limited-edition Downton Abbey Movie Teas, which are available for purchase beginning Aug. 1. The flavors are inspired by the award-winning TV series’ characters, bringing to life the drama, relationships and intriguing personalities of the Crawley household, the company says.
New wine brand simplifies wine and food pairing decisions for consumers
July 30, 2019
Jacques Alexandre Azoulay has paired with wine connoisseur Scott Glauber as the importer and distributor of PairME Wines, a new brand aimed at making high-quality French wines accessible to millennials, it says.
As summer continues to roll by, consumer interest in cannabis beverages still reigns. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for June, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Oki CBD-Infused Beverages as their favorite new product release.
Unsweetened RTD teas launching in mass merchandisers in October
July 30, 2019
ITO EN (North America) Inc., New York, announced that its Oi Ocha ready-to-drink (RTD) green tea brand, soon will be available in Walmart stores nationwide. Slated for placement in October, the company will launch two unsweetened flavors in the store: Oi Ocha green tea, Japan’s top selling brand, and Jasmine Green Tea, a popular green tea infused with jasmine flowers.
Bottled water company unveiled new integrated marketing campaign during quarter
July 25, 2019
Essentia, Bothell, Wash., ended the 2019 second quarter with $67 million sales, based on sales data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI) ending June 16. Finishing with $22 million above the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 47 percent, this represents the company’s most successful quarter, it adds.
CBD-infused cold-brew coffee to be available through subscription services
July 23, 2019
Good Day, Los Angeles, launched its line of premium CBD-infused beverages. Designed to keep you balanced throughout the day, the lineup features Cold-brew coffee for a boost of easygoing energy, Citrus sparkling water for mental and physical refreshment, and Chamomile herbal tea for enhanced relaxation and stress release, the company says.
Company highlights sparkling soft drinks performance, release of Coca-Cola Energy
July 23, 2019
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported strong operating results in the second quarter of 2019, driven by consumer-centric innovation, solid core brand performance and improved execution in the marketplace, it says.
Central Perk Coffee and Tea products commemorates shows 25th anniversary
July 23, 2019
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Los Angeles, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TV series “Friends.” To commemorate the milestone, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf collaborated with Warner Bros. to create special-edition Central Perk Coffee and Central Perk Tea products, named after the show's legendary coffee shop. The Friends-inspired coffee products now are available for purchase online and will be available in retail stores starting July 31 through the end of summer.
Beverage Industry’s August issue features the latest trends in digital marketing and how it connects consumers to their favorite brands. This issue also features an in-depth look into the energy drinks category, the club store channel and immune health ingredients. Per usual, we also featured the latest products, packaging and machinery.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.