Food, beverage brands available at PantryShop.com and Snacks.com
May 11, 2020
As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., announced the launch of PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment of PepsiCo's food and beverage brands.
With so much difficult news to digest, it can be hard to find something to inspire a smile. However, the response from the spirits community not only got my chin up, but continues to amaze me each passing day.
Prices for beverage alcohol and beverages up compared with last year
May 8, 2020
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced the launch of the IRI CPG Inflation Tracker on its free, online COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The new tool provides a standard metric for tracking weekly price-per-unit changes for consumer packaged goods compared with the year-ago period across departments, including fixed and random weight products, grocery aisles and retail formats.
Basket sizes for frozen foods, packaged foods and beverages up vs. 2019
May 5, 2020
For the United States, sales trends remain slightly elevated as total store sales are up 4.1 percent, according to IRI data. Total non-edible sale are relatively flat (up 0.8 percent), while total edible sales are up 5.1 percent.
Kombucha Heal-In helps deliver kombucha to frontline workers
May 5, 2020
Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), Los Angeles, has rallied the industry for a giveback program to help healthcare workers and food banks throughout the United States. The Kombucha Heal-In is a week-long initiative from May 5-11, with the goal of providing 100,000 bottles of kombucha to those on the frontlines as a way to protect and provide resilience for these most vulnerable populations, it says.
BNP Media, the parent company to Beverage Industry, has been monitoring the evolving situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus, which is rapidly changing. The health and safety of its attendees, sponsors, vendors and staff at its events remains a top priority.
Lime, Peach flavors added to spirit-crafted hard seltzer brand
May 4, 2020
Modesto, Calif.-based E. & J. Gallo's High Noon Hard Seltzer announced the addition of two new flavors to their portfolio: Lime and Peach. As the brand prepares for summer, High Noon also announced a media partnership with Barstool Sports, a next-generation sports media company.
At a time when it’s needed most, beverage brands are becoming part of a collective effort to spread care and kindness during this global pandemic to healthcare workers, the elderly, and at-risk children and communities.
“The Green Machine” truck to deliver wellness ginger shots
May 4, 2020
Due to the cancellation of Natural Products Expo West (NPEW), Reed’s Inc. was left with “extra” product on-hand. In response, the company converted its consumer sampling truck into a beverage delivery truck.
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.