Cured Leaves Tea Co., Baltimore, launched its online tea company to offer top-quality loose-leaf teas carefully cultivated and ethically sourced from the heart of Africa and mindfully blended for the ultimate tea drinking experience, it says.
When it comes to eCommerce, consumers continue to index increased usage. As eCommerce’s influence grows, beverage-makers and wholesalers also are seeing the benefits direct-to-consumer and digital ecosystems can offer.
Post-COVID-19, experts note that the “size of the prize” opportunity in the on-premise channel are huge. When making cocktails, rum is surging in popularity as the spirit of choice in piña coladas, mojitos and Margaritas.
Online shopping higher than 2017, but in-store still popular
March 31, 2021
U.S. grocery consumers have flocked online at a rate never seen previously because of the COVID pandemic, with time savings being the primary motivating factor rather than COVID-related safety concerns.
Drizly maintains separate app, will integrate with Uber Eats app
February 2, 2021
San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. and Drizly, Boston, announced that they have reached an agreement for Uber to acquire Drizly for approximately $1.1 billion in stock and cash. After the completion of the transaction, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually be integrated with the Uber Eats app, while also maintaining a separate Drizly app.
Analysts highlight that the coronavirus pandemic is causing ripple effects in the CPG market. The good news for wine is that it already had the biggest online sales presence, driving 55% of wine growth.
DTC platform offers exclusive online bundles of orange juice, lemonade and functional beverages
January 28, 2021
Uncle Matt’s Organic, Lermont, Fla., announced that it is making its best-selling organic juices and functional beverages accessible to even more consumers through its new eCommerce site. The direct-to-consumer (DTC) platform also will offer an array of mixed product bundles and exclusive online offers, like new products, that will create a convenient and exploratory way to experience the Uncle Matt's Organic brand, it says.
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