As craft beer has shown itself to be measurable force in the beer market, more craft brewers are exploring varying beer styles to appeal to broader consumer base. Now, sour beer and more sessionable offerings like lagers are populating craft brewers portfolios.
Full-year financial results first released since merger
February 28, 2019
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending Dec. 31, 2018, and provided guidance for adjusted diluted EPS growth for 2019 in line with the company's merger targets.
Given the volume growth of packaged water, beverage manufacturers have taken notice of how consumers are reaching for hydration beverages over sweeter options, prompting them to rethink their own portfolios. This shifting sentiment caught the attention of Cott Corporation, thereby paving the way for the beverage manufacturer to create a new identity for itself.
Employees, brands and warehouses of Eastern Oregon’s largest beverage distribution company will continue normal operations under the new ownership when the transaction closes on or around Feb. 28, it said.
Sufferfest Beer Co., San Francisco, will join Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif., and Mills River, N.C., the breweries announced. Sierra Nevada will acquire 100 percent of Sufferfest, which is the company’s first-ever acquisition. The breweries stated shared values, commitment to innovation, and common goals as the root of the partnership, they add.
The transaction is another step in PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose journey, supporting health and wellness through environmentally friendly, cost-effective and fun-to-use beverage solutions, and the company’s Beyond the Bottle strategy to form a more sustainable beverage ecosystem, it says.
Costa platform will help expand company’s coffee presence
January 4, 2019
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, has completed the acquisition of Costa Ltd. from Whitbread PLC. The $4.9 billion transaction follows approval from regulatory authorities in the European Union and China. The acquisition was first announced Aug. 31, 2018.
The time has come for our annual Beer Market Report series of articles – find out the latest trends impacting the category. We also present a cover story on Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and how the company is helping those affected by the California wild fires. Founder of Shmaltz Brewing Co. celebrates his Jewish heritage with craft beers. And per usual, we rounded up the latest products, packaging and innovations seen in the industry.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.