SPINS data show wine varietal leading the category in terms of growth
June 10, 2019
On June 8, social media was inundated with hashtag #roséallday social media posts with the celebration of National Rosé Day. The popularity of Rosé, however, is not contained to just one day — more like all year, experts say. According to data from Chicago-based SPINS, wine sales (non-liquor store) are up 2.3 percent year-over-year with Rosé leading the category's growth, up 13.3 percent to reach a $704.9 million annual market.
Less than a year since its merger, Burlington, Mass. and Plano, Texas-based Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) announced a unified corporate responsibility (CR) program designed to deliver positive impacts, the company says. The new program – Drink Well. Do Good. – was developed following extensive analysis across the company’s expansive hot and cold beverage operations and is focused on four areas: environment, supply chain, health and wellbeing, and communities, according to the company.
Partnership will provide enhanced ingredient-level insights, analysis
May 28, 2019
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) and Label Insight announced that they are joining forces to provide consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retailers more detailed insight into product performance based on nutrition and ingredient label data.
Ready-to-drink alcohol beverages see increased incidence
May 28, 2019
This Memorial Day past weekend, consumers kicked off the unofficial start of summer with a more diverse selection of food and beverage options. Although beer and hot dogs remain staple menu options for the summer, emerging options likely are to join them on the menu, according to New York-based Nielsen’s recent Insights titled “This Memorial Day, American Will Substitute Summer CPG Staples for Alternatives.”
Limited-edition labels available on Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
May 24, 2019
New Zealand wine brand Brancott Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand, has partnered with emerging UK designer Benjamin Craven to design four limited-edition labels for its Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018.
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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