Dr Pepper, a brand of Keurig Dr Pepper, Burlington, Mass., Frisco, Texas, and Austin, Texas, debuted the newest flavor innovation to become part of the brand’s permanent portfolio as Dr Pepper Strawberries & Cream hits shelves nationwide this month.
Ready-to-drink tea company to build 110,000-square-foot production facility
January 31, 2023
Milo’s Tea Co., Bessemer, Ala., announced it will invest more than $130 million initially to build a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. In the beginning, this new facility will bring more than 100 jobs to the area. Milo’s expects to break ground by mid-March 2023 and start production of its famous tea and lemonade in fall 2024.
Collaboration brings beverage alcohol delivery from Gopuff to the Drizly marketplace
January 31, 2023
Boston-based Drizly, an Uber company, and Gopuff, Philadelphia, announced a partnership to provide immediate, on-demand delivery of drinks to adults of legal drinking age. This new collaboration brings the full Gopuff Liquor & More assortment of beer, wine and spirits to Drizly’s beverage alcohol eCommerce shop, while also expanding the number of BevMo! and Liquor Barn stores on the platform.
Fans can enter for a chance to win from a $500,000 prize pool
January 30, 2023
Chicago-based Molson Coors Beverage Co. unveiled a Coors Light and Miller Lite “big game” commercial with real money on the line. Through Molson Coors’ agreement with DraftKings, fans have a free chance to win big money by predicting every detail of what will happen during the beer giants’ commercial — the first Super Bowl ad in more than 30 years, the company notes.
Rum company offering fans a chance to win trip for two
January 27, 2023
From now through Feb. 28, Louisville, Ky.-based Parrot Bay Rum is offering fans the chance to win a trip for two, or a “bae-cation.” Three winners, along with their baes, will win a tropical-inspired vacation, valued at $5,000.
Investment will enable DTC provider to continue growth, support fulfillment model
January 25, 2023
Speakeasy Co., San Diego, an eCommerce platform for alcohol brands, has received funding for its third seed round, with $6.8 million raised. The funding was led by InvestBev, an investment firm in the industry, with a portfolio including Siempre Tequila and Fyllo.
Sports drink brand donates $500,000 to national nonprofit
January 24, 2023
BODYARMOR Sports Drink, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced both an official partnership and $500,000 commitment to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families. BODYARMOR also launched a Cherry Lime flavor, with a military camouflage celebratory bottle in honor of those who serve and protect our country.
Premium Washington wine brand Browne Family Vineyards, Seattle, has partnered with environmental nonprofit One Tree Planted to create the Browne Forest Project. For each bottle of Browne Forest Project wine sold, a tree is proudly planted to help restore forests in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Breakthru Beverage Group, New York, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire California-based Wine Warehouse, further expanding the company’s footprint to the largest U.S. beverage alcohol market. The transaction is expected to close this spring and is subject to usual and customary closing conditions.
Chilled beverage mixers available Jan. 23 in 3 flavors
January 13, 2023
Simply, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., will expand its portfolio with the brand’s first-of-its-kind mixology assortment: Simply Mixology. Simply Mixology will be available in three flavors ― Strawberry Guava Mojito, Lime Margarita and Peach Sour ― which were carefully selected based on consumer and industry trends.