To honor tea lovers across the nation throughout National Hot Tea Month, the New York-based Tea Council of the USA kicked off its third annual IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes, offering one winner a chance to win $500 and a year's supply of tea. Consumers can enter by brewing a cup of tea and share their photo, video or description on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil.
Wine lineup to feature Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rosé varietals
January 7, 2019
Calistoga, Calif.-based Sterling Vineyards, a division of Treasury Wine Estates, is bringing a trio of wines to market in re-sealable aluminum bottles. The lineup is designed not only to improve convenience for consumers, but to do so with the winery’s unique sense of style, it says.
Foodservice operator adds Energy Cold Brew to menu
January 4, 2019
In the spirit of “new year, new you,” Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ is presenting a new look to its product packaging, while welcoming new and returning favorite menu items to give the brand and its guests an energizing start to 2019, it says.
Costa platform will help expand company’s coffee presence
January 4, 2019
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, has completed the acquisition of Costa Ltd. from Whitbread PLC. The $4.9 billion transaction follows approval from regulatory authorities in the European Union and China. The acquisition was first announced Aug. 31, 2018.
Alcohol-free malt beverage developed shifting consumer tastes
January 3, 2019
Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., is launching its latest innovation: Heineken 0.0, an alcohol-free malt beverage that is brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste that contains 69 calories in each bottle.
Jeff Nicholson brings investment expertise to winery
January 2, 2019
Vintage Wine Estates, Santa Rosa, Calif., has appointed Jeff Nicholson to the new role of chief operating officer. Most recently, Nicholson was an operating partner at AGR Partners. AGR Partners is an investment firm dedicated to food and agribusiness who acquired a minority equity stake in Vintage Wine Estates in April 2018. Nicholson will continue to be on the Advisory Board for AGR Partners.
Arizu family will continue to run and manage wine brand
December 18, 2018
Bodega Luigi Bosca | Familia Arizu, Mendoza, Argentina, announced that it has received a strategic investment from the Latin American fund of L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm.
Welcome to our first issue of 2019, in which we present the Bottler of the Year: the Coca-Cola Network and how it reshaped its bottling network by returning ownership to local partners. Also featured in this issue is an analysis of the latest trends in the juice market, as well as a feature on the growth of supermarkets. Per usual, we gathered the latest products, packaging designs and trends affecting the beverage world.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.