Spirits company also will purchase Black Velvet Distilling facility
August 13, 2019
Heaven Hill Brands, Bardstown, Ky., has signed an agreement to acquire Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, the second-largest selling Canadian whisky in the world, from Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands Inc.
Natural Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, announced the launch of Natural Light Seltzer, a flavor-forward, 6 percent alcohol-by-volume beverage that is available in two blends of fruit flavors: Aloha Beaches and Catalina Lime Mixer.
Foodservice operator will open 8 pop-up Pumpkin’ restaurants for early tastings
August 12, 2019
The calendar and climate still say summer, but for pumpkin lovers across the country, the excitement and demand for the favorite flavor of fall already is here. Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ is fulfilling fans’ fall wishes by bringing back classic Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, introducing a new pumpkin espresso beverage and even rebranding eight Dunkin’ shops across the U.S. as Pumpkin’ to serve guests a first taste for free.
New flavor launched in conjunction of National Peach Month
August 5, 2019
Sparkling water brand Clear/Cut Phocus (Phocus), Louisville, Ky., launched its new Peach flavor in conjunction with August's National Peach Month. Peach will join the current roster of Phocus offerings which includes Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Yuzu & Lime, Cucumber, and Natural, and will be available nationwide.
Limited-edition water-makers available to help combat plastic waste
August 5, 2019
Airport City, Israel-based SodaStream, a brand of PepsiCo Inc., has teamed up with actress and TV personality Tori Spelling to help eliminate single-use plastic waste, while also honoring the ‘90s decade which brought about the Internet, boy bands and scrunchies, the company says.
Republic of Tea releases limited-edition teas before ‘Downton Abbey’ movie release
July 31, 2019
In anticipation of the upcoming “Downton Abbey” movie, The Republic of Tea, Novato, Calif., announced new limited-edition Downton Abbey Movie Teas, which are available for purchase beginning Aug. 1. The flavors are inspired by the award-winning TV series’ characters, bringing to life the drama, relationships and intriguing personalities of the Crawley household, the company says.
New wine brand simplifies wine and food pairing decisions for consumers
July 30, 2019
Jacques Alexandre Azoulay has paired with wine connoisseur Scott Glauber as the importer and distributor of PairME Wines, a new brand aimed at making high-quality French wines accessible to millennials, it says.
As summer continues to roll by, consumer interest in cannabis beverages still reigns. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for June, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Oki CBD-Infused Beverages as their favorite new product release.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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