SPINS data show wine varietal leading the category in terms of growth
June 10, 2019
On June 8, social media was inundated with hashtag #roséallday social media posts with the celebration of National Rosé Day. The popularity of Rosé, however, is not contained to just one day — more like all year, experts say. According to data from Chicago-based SPINS, wine sales (non-liquor store) are up 2.3 percent year-over-year with Rosé leading the category's growth, up 13.3 percent to reach a $704.9 million annual market.
Less than a year since its merger, Burlington, Mass. and Plano, Texas-based Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) announced a unified corporate responsibility (CR) program designed to deliver positive impacts, the company says. The new program – Drink Well. Do Good. – was developed following extensive analysis across the company’s expansive hot and cold beverage operations and is focused on four areas: environment, supply chain, health and wellbeing, and communities, according to the company.
Partnership will provide enhanced ingredient-level insights, analysis
May 28, 2019
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) and Label Insight announced that they are joining forces to provide consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers more detailed insight into product performance based on nutrition and ingredient label data.
Ready-to-drink alcohol beverages see increased incidence
May 28, 2019
This Memorial Day past weekend, consumers kicked off the unofficial start of summer with a more diverse selection of food and beverage options. Although beer and hot dogs remain staple menu options for the summer, emerging options likely are to join them on the menu, according to New York-based Nielsen’s recent Insights titled “This Memorial Day, American Will Substitute Summer CPG Staples for Alternatives.”
Limited-edition labels available on Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
May 24, 2019
New Zealand wine brand Brancott Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand, has partnered with emerging UK designer Benjamin Craven to design four limited-edition labels for its Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018.
GT's Living Foods, Los Angeles, launched ALIVE, a line of adaptogenic teas inspired by Ayurvedic medicine. An infusion of three adaptogenic mushrooms, reishi, chaga and Turkey tail, is combined with select varieties of teas and a touch of raw apple cider vinegar. The result is a light, refreshing beverage that helps support the body's ability to fight stress and balance natural energy, the company says.
Beverage Industry’s September issue features our 2019 Wholesaler of the Year recognition to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. This issue also features an up close look at the new Future Proof beverage alcohol company as well as a look into the coffee category within the past year. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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