Grocery channel outpaces MULO since peak stockpiling
April 27, 2020
IRI updated the report “Consumer Spending Tracker: COVID-19 Impact” to capture the most recent insights. The most recent report sources sales data from the IRI POS Data ending April 12. For the United States, sales trends remain elevated but are down significantly from its peak. Total store sales were up 14.3 percent for that time period. For edible, sales were up 18.8 percent; however, for the week timeframe, non-edible sales were down 0.8 percent.
Fund will provide financial assistance to breweries, guilds
April 24, 2020
The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., partnered with Bottleshare, a fundraising nonprofit dedicated to the craft beverage community, to create the Believe in Beer Fund to support breweries and state brewers guilds impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund is open for breweries and guilds from across the country to apply for immediate financial assistance for operational expenses such as payroll, rent and utilities.
Water brand will commemorate achievement with March 15 web event
April 24, 2020
Boxed Water Is Better, Holland, Mich., has planted 1 million trees in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) as a part of their ongoing commitment to support the planet and sustainability efforts.
Bottled water packaging accounts for 55% of collected PET plastic in curbside systems
April 22, 2020
As the country observes Earth Day, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., is encouraging the public to take action to reduce waste and litter by stepping up their commitment to always recycle all recyclable consumer packaging.
Loverboy Spritz available direct-to-consumers in most states
April 21, 2020
New York-based Loverboy, a beverage startup founded by Bravo TV's Kyle Cooke from “Summer House,” launched its first 'Spritz' product, a low calorie, no sugar added option as a twist on the traditional spritz.
PSA features WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil to promote No Kid Hungry's Free Meal Finder
April 20, 2020
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 22 million children across America have lost access to the nutritious school meals they depend on, according to estimates from No Kid Hungry, a national anti-hunger organization. Nestlé Pure Life, a brand of Nestlé Waters North America, Stamford, Conn., is supporting No Kid Hungry with a $1 million contribution to help ensure families remain fed and hydrated during the crisis.
Packaging Strategies, a sister publication of Beverage Industry, recently conducted a podcast with craft distillery Cardinal Spirits about how the company has shifted its operations from spirit making to creating hand sanitizer for those in need.
Clear Seas data highlights steps employers are taking to protect workers
April 17, 2020
Business leaders globally are in uncharted waters surrounding the recent pandemic and resulting economic impact. Insight into how others are reacting, overcoming current challenges, and planning for tomorrow can provide us with not only comfort, but a shared community of learning and preparation.
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.