Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails contain 6 ingredients, available in 3 flavors
April 9, 2019
Chicago-based MillerCoors launched its newest innovation: Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails. Crafted with six ingredients — carbonated water, alcohol from real cane sugar, real cane sugar, lemon and/or lime juice concentrate, natural flavors, and fruit juice added for color — Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails is naturally gluten-free and contains 120 calories with an alcohol by volume of 4.5 percent.
Craft brewer launches El Chingón IPA and new El Grito Lager
April 8, 2019
Dallas-based Four Corners Brewing Co. is coming to Southern California, expanding distribution of its flagship El Chingón IPA and new El Grito Lager. This introduction marks the first region outside of Texas where the craft brewery's beers will be available, it says.
Contract brings organic energy drink to national level
April 2, 2019
RUNA Clean Energy, an organic energy drink made from the guayusa leaf, now is being distributed nationally by Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), Plano, Texas, and Burlington, Mass., and other regional distributor partners.
Professional martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor announced the launch of his new Champ Champ Rosé, produced and sold through his new company: McGregor Vineyards. The brand will debut May 1 on retail store shelves and restaurants throughout Ireland and the United States.
New fruit-infused flavor developed for warm weather drinking
April 2, 2019
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. introduced Barcadi Lime: a vibrant and flavorful rum for any warm weather drinking occasion, the company says. Regarded as one of the top choices for fruit infusions in beverages and the most popular fruit purchased to be paired with rum, lime was the obvious choice for the new Bacardi flavor innovation, it adds.
Colombia blend available in Traditional Iced and Nitro Cold Brew formats
March 25, 2019
Lavazza, a brand of Turin, Italy-based Lavazza Group, launched a new cold-brew offering in the United States. Made from ¡TIERRA! Colombia, the cold-brew coffee features a unique blend characterized by a sweet and smooth taste and a rich body, it says.
Packaging format now available for Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite
March 25, 2019
Coca-Cola beverages just got a lot smaller in Canada. Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite now are available in a more compact and resealable 250-ml mini bottle. The new “mini” package size kicks off a year of innovation for Coca-Cola in Canada, which will introduce more than 20 new beverages across the company’s portfolio, including low- and no-calorie drinks, bold flavors and soda water beverages, the company says.
While reported net revenues declined because of refranchising and currency headwinds, the company delivered organic revenue (non-GAAP) growth within its long-term target for the sixth consecutive quarter, while also gaining value share globally, it said.
Beverage Industry’s August issue features the latest trends in digital marketing and how it connects consumers to their favorite brands. This issue also features an in-depth look into the energy drinks category, the club store channel and immune health ingredients. Per usual, we also featured the latest products, packaging and machinery.
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