Unsweetened RTD teas launching in mass merchandisers in October
July 30, 2019
ITO EN (North America) Inc., New York, announced that its Oi Ocha ready-to-drink (RTD) green tea brand, soon will be available in Walmart stores nationwide. Slated for placement in October, the company will launch two unsweetened flavors in the store: Oi Ocha green tea, Japan’s top selling brand, and Jasmine Green Tea, a popular green tea infused with jasmine flowers.
Bottled water company unveiled new integrated marketing campaign during quarter
July 25, 2019
Essentia, Bothell, Wash., ended the 2019 second quarter with $67 million sales, based on sales data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI) ending June 16. Finishing with $22 million above the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 47 percent, this represents the company’s most successful quarter, it adds.
CBD-infused cold-brew coffee to be available through subscription services
July 23, 2019
Good Day, Los Angeles, launched its line of premium CBD-infused beverages. Designed to keep you balanced throughout the day, the lineup features Cold-brew coffee for a boost of easygoing energy, Citrus sparkling water for mental and physical refreshment, and Chamomile herbal tea for enhanced relaxation and stress release, the company says.
Company highlights sparkling soft drinks performance, release of Coca-Cola Energy
July 23, 2019
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported strong operating results in the second quarter of 2019, driven by consumer-centric innovation, solid core brand performance and improved execution in the marketplace, it says.
Central Perk Coffee and Tea products commemorates shows 25th anniversary
July 23, 2019
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Los Angeles, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TV series “Friends.” To commemorate the milestone, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf collaborated with Warner Bros. to create special-edition Central Perk Coffee and Central Perk Tea products, named after the show's legendary coffee shop. The Friends-inspired coffee products now are available for purchase online and will be available in retail stores starting July 31 through the end of summer.
Leuven, Belgium-based AB InBev, through its Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC), is introducing PureDraught, a one-way, polymer keg system that keeps beer fresher up to four times longer than a traditional steel keg and reduces the carbon footprint of shipping beer — all while offering more versatility and variety for bar and restaurant owners, it says.
Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA), Portland, Ore., published its sixth Annual Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s 2018 accomplishments in environmental and community stewardship and ongoing commitment to brewing and packaging its beers in the most sustainable way possible. For this year’s report, CBA is incorporating certain metrics using standards set forth by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), an independent organization that facilitates communication between companies and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability.
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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