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.
From what began as an interest in the Hispanic culture and horchata's distinct combination of rice, cinnamon and vanilla, RumChata now is the No. 1 selling rum-cream liqueur, with an annual sales of 500,000-plus cases globally.
Folgers will provide funding to 10 initiatives, Daou Vineyards announced a long-term deal with Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), The J.M. Smucker Co. and Akron Children’s Hospital announced a multi-year partnership, Heineken launched a new campaign titled Go Places 2.0, and Jim Beam unveiled its new global marketing campaign.
Not many 12 year olds can say that they have pitched their business on TV’s “Shark Tank,” introduced then-President Barack Obama at the United State of Women Summit, who jokingly suggested he should work for her, and formed her own nonprofit, Healthy Hive Foundation, which is aimed at saving the honeybee and the food supply.
Caribou Coffee, Minneapolis, announced the launch of a new coffee blend — Amy’s Blend 2019 — that pays tribute to the company’s first roastmaster, Amy Erickson, celebrating the way she lived and her enduring legacy of leadership, the company says.
Johnnie Walker, a brand of Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo North America, announced that Jane Walker, the brand’s first-ever female iteration of the brand’s iconic Striding Man, will be in attendance at the 2019 Women’s March on Jan. 19 in Washington D.C., to celebrate the many messages of optimism and empowerment that come to life for the march, the company says.
Our June 2019 issue features a cover story on a prominent female figure in the beverage world – Heineken USA’s CEO Maggie Timoney. Also featured in this issue is the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2018, a focus on the tea category and much more. As usual we gathered the latest products and packaging to help guide our readers through the newest trends this summer.
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