Across geographies, consumer demand appears to be beginning to stabilize toward previous year trends, although in some categories demand is significantly higher or lower than the previous year, according to recent information from Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago.
Cheers to Heroes celebrates front line community members
April 13, 2020
Sparkling Ice, made by Seattle-based Talking Rain Beverage Co., announced its first-ever Cheers to Heroes campaign to celebrate America's everyday hometown heroes, in conjunction with its fifth annual partnership with the Honor Flight Network. Throughout the campaign, Sparkling Ice has pledged to give back $400,000 to unsung heroes through various initiatives including their new Cheers to Heroes contest, a donation to the Honor Flight Network, and by creating moments to surprise and delight everyday consumers.
Drink mix brand donates resources from canceled events to medical professionals
April 13, 2020
Liquid I.V., El Segundo, Calif., is pivoting resources previously dedicated to large scale events like Coachella and Stagecoach to focus on donating to those battling the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines.
Packaging celebrates brand’s German heritage and tradition
April 12, 2020
For the first time, Weissbier, a brand of Hacker-Pschorr, Munich, is available in 16.9-ounce cans in the United States. The new lightweight cans now come in a four-pack and feature an updated look that celebrates the brand’s heritage, tradition and superior taste, the company says.
Heading into 2020, NESTLÉ Nesquik announced a collaboration with U.S. rising tennis star Frances Tiafoe. Tiafoe will appear in a series of digital ads as part of the Nesquik hashtag #KeepOnChuggin campaign.
At the 2020 Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Captain Morgan came through for fest-goers by offering free Gasparilla Pirate Fest Scully VIP Hospitality tickets for up to 10 “Morgans” (anyone with the first, middle or last name of Morgan) and two members of their crew (21 or older).
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.