For the U.S. on-premise market, the pandemic last year was the equivalent to a season-ending injury as it forced many operations to shut their doors. Although it has been a difficult 15 months for the channel, beverage-makers are stepping up to support the on-premise community as it looks to rebuild.
Brand raising awareness, supporting LGBTQ+ path to parenthood
April 30, 2021
In honor of International Family Equality Day May 2nd, LGBTQ+ community ally bubly sparkling water has partnered with nonprofit Family Equality, an organization with a mission to protect, support and connect LGBTQ+ families as they navigate obstacles. bubly will harness its trademark playful personality and positivity in support of Family Equality, with a campaign that puts a bubly twist on the traditional tropes of parenthood to generate wider awareness and critical financial support for LGBTQ+ families.
PepsiCo Foundation’s Racial Equality Journey donates to support vendors
April 14, 2021
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo is celebrating the launch of its newest refreshment beverage: Manzanita Sol, a crisp apple soda. Reminiscent of the flavors of Latin America and the Caribbean, the carbonated soft drink features a lightly sweetened taste, the company says.
Sparkling water brand creates ‘Art for Action’ bottles to help reduce single-use plastic
April 6, 2021
SodaStream, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, is on a mission to reduce single-use plastic waste. To kick off Earth Month, SodaStream is partnering with PangeaSeed Foundation, an ocean conservation nonprofit, to create three limited-edition SodaStream “Art for Action” bottles that will help consumers actively reduce their single-use plastic waste.
Tropical Bourbon Barrel Reserve small batch brew sold out last week
March 9, 2021
D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., Pottsville, Pa., celebrated International Women’s Day by supporting Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit focused on encouraging and inspiring women beer professionals through education.
Vodka, flavored malt beverage brand donates $50K to Black Girl Ventures
March 1, 2021
As part of the brand's ongoing commitment to the Black community, Smirnoff is partnering with Washington, D.C.-based fitness studio, Black women-owned small business SideBarre to give adults (21 and older) across the United States the opportunity to attend a series of complimentary, inspirational virtual bar(re) classes from home in support of Black women entrepreneurs across the country.