Assets include Sweet Leaf Tea, Tradewinds Beverage
January 14, 2020
Purity Organic Inc., Oakland, Calif., announced the acquisition of Dunn's River Brands Inc., Austin, Texas. Dunn's River Brand's consumer brands include Sweet Leaf Tea as well as Tradewinds Beverage Co.
Limited-edition bottles will be available at Oscars, Governors Ball and to public
January 13, 2020
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, Calif., premieres two limited-edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars and the Governors Ball on Feb. 9, including a 2017 Reserve Chardonnay and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. These new wines from Sonoma County are bottled with a sleek gold-colored exterior finish inspired by one of the motion picture industry's top honors, the company says.
Plant-based portfolio features oat milk, almond milk and pea protein
January 7, 2020
Broomfield, Colo.-based Silk, a brand of Danone North America, is adding a DHA omega-3 plant-based beverage line to its nutrition platform. Joining its Silk Protein beverage portfolio, the new DHA Omega-3 pea, oat and almond milk beverage is just in time for a healthy start to 2020, the company says.
Craft brewer also releases limited-edition Mountain Berry
January 7, 2020
The brewers at Samuel Adams, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., plan to spice up the winter season with a new, brighter and smoother Cold Snap recipe, it says. The new Cold Snap showcases the brew’s signature blend of 10 exotic spices, fruits and florals: orange zest, vanilla, lemon zest, coriander, rose hips, hibiscus, plum, grains of paradise, anise and tamarind, the company adds.
New creative feature Nicholas Braun dubbing brand a lighter, beer-ish type of beer
December 23, 2019
Miller64, a brand of Chicago-based Molson Coors Brewing Co., is launching a new campaign introducing its Dry-ish January, a movement focused on enjoying a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer this new year. Miller64 is a lighter, beer-ish kind of beer with only 64 calories and 2.8 percent alcohol by volume.
New energy drink launches consumer challenge on TikTok
December 20, 2019
Pittsburgh-based GNC Holdings Inc. announced the launch of MAD PONY ENERGY, available exclusively at the retailer and on GNC.com. Featuring nature-based extract NeuroFactor and 200 mg of caffeine, the new beverage is available in Cherry Berry, Orange Mango and Watermelon.
For consumers looking to participate in Dry January, beer drinking usually is not part of the equation. However, Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., is encouraging consumers to keep their alcohol-free pledge, but still with a beer in hand — Heineken 0.0. To support on-premise partners, the company introduced an integrated marketing program that incorporates the alcohol-free brew.
The January premiere issue of 2020 kicks off with the Bottler of the Year profile on Refreshment Services Inc. (RSI) Key West. Readers also can clue-in on the latest developments and insight in reusable packaging, tracking technology in distribution, and new, convenient ways antioxidants are shining as ingredients. Readers also can check out new product releases, the latest in packaging, and innovations in the supermarkets space. The year in beverage has much in store, so read up now!
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