San Diego-based Medical Marijuana Inc., a publically traded cannabis company, announced that its subsidiary Kannaway has released its new single-serve coffee and tea pods, which are infused with 10 mg of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in each pod, the company says. The single-serve coffee pods – Kannaway French Roast – are made with 100 percent premium Arabica coffee beans and are batch roasted by a fifth generation roast master, it adds.
Initiatives include portfolio redesign, fresh ideas
May 6, 2019
The Glenlivet, a brand of New York-based Pernod Ricard USA, announced a refreshed vision for the Scotch whisky category through a powerful portfolio redesign and bold initiatives to bring modernity to category consumption and gifting occasions, including collaborations with Inez & Vinoodh and actress La La Anthony, the company says.
Acquisition marks private equity firms 8th food and beverage investment
April 29, 2019
An affiliate of Austin, Texas-based Peak Rock Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Turkey Hill Dairy business from The Kroger Co.
Red Bull and SONIC, Oklahoma City, Okla., have combined forces to create the all-new Red Bull Slush this summer. The new SONIC Red Bull Slush serves up Red Bull in a frozen, icy Slush form. The foodservice outlet also is offering Cherry Limeade Red Bull Slush, which combines Red Bull with a SONIC icon.
Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, announced that it expanded its citrus portfolio with new Bud Light Lemon Tea. The new brew is a light lager brewed with real lemon peels and aged over real black tea leaves to give the beer a distinct flavor profile, the company says.
As consumers begin to gear up for spring, their thirst for premium liquor also is gearing up. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for March, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Stillhouse Classic Vodka as their favorite new product release.
System address sustainable on-the-go beverage options
April 22, 2019
Built to reflect how people drink water today, the new hydration platform from Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. is a connected ecosystem that responds to the rise in consumption of low-and-no-sugar drinks as well as heightened focus on plastic's effect on the environment. As part of PepsiCo's Beyond the Bottle efforts, the new system makes it easier for people to stay hydrated, digitally track their hydration, and help meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable packaging, the company says.
Our May cover story takes a look into the newest beverage revolution: cannabis-infused beverages. Learn about the different types of cannabis beverage-makers are looking into and the science behind it. Also included in this issue is a closer look into Riff Cold Brewed, as well as a deeper dive into the tequila category. And as usual, we rounded up the latest new products and packaging designs recently released.
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