In the wake of COVID-19 and stay at home orders, manufacturers have ramped up eCommerce to keep up with heightened demand for alcohol. Alcohol eCommerce retail sales have jumped exponentially, up 234 percent for the weeks ending March 7-April 18, Nielsen’s Danelle Kosmal says. The data also showed alcohol sales increased almost five-fold in just the latest two weeks.
In May, cocktail book authors Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann launched their new podcast, “Drinking Like Ladies in Crisis.” Guests include restaurant owner-operators, mental health clinicians, policy-makers and homeschool educators.
With summer just around the corner, the flavors associated with the long, hot days are in high demand. For the readers of Beverage Industry, the same rings true when selecting their favorite new product.
Regatta sponsoring Tucker Thompson’s speaker series
June 3, 2020
Regatta Craft Mixers, Locust Valley, N.Y., is proud to announce the brand has signed as the official craft mixer of New York Yacht Club American Magic, an official challenger for the 36th America’s Cup.
New variety combines traditional cola taste with natural caffeine, L-Theanine
June 1, 2020
Louisville, Ky.-based Clear/Cut Phocus (Phocus) announced the launch of its new Cola flavor. The seventh flavor from the sparkling water brand, Cola will join the current roster of Phocus offerings, including Peach, Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Yuzu & Lime, Cucumber and Natural, and will be available nationwide.
Proprietor August Sebastiani debuted a reserve line of Gehricke Wines through its first direct-to-consumer (DTC) program, featuring three small production, single vineyard wines from top sites in Sonoma County.
Premiumization, eCommerce will be more vital for recovery efforts
May 27, 2020
Although worldwide beverage alcohol volume increased slightly in 2019, reversing declines from the year prior, it will be five years before the global industry rebounds from the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, according to comprehensive new research from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.
In the July 2020 issue of Beverage Industry, the magazine highlights how Calypso Lemonade is looking to follow up its 2019 success with more great releases. Also in this issue is the 2020 State of the Beverage Industry report, features on plant water beverages, clean label ingredients and THC usage in beverage formulations.