Acquisition will add approximately 9,000 customers to North American network
July 19, 2021
Primo Water Corp., Tampa, Fla., announced that Primo Water North America (PWNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Primo, substantially acquired all of the assets of The Sweetwater Co. Inc., doing business as Earth2O. The bottled water company is based in Oregon and known for its commitment to sustainable water, environmental responsibility and natural, pure spring water from Oregon's Cascade Range.
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.
In Sovos ShipCompliant and the Brewers Association’s first-ever “Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping” report, 84% of regular craft beer drinks want to be able to legally purchase beer via DTC shipping to their homes. Currently, interstate DTC shipping is only legal in 13 states.
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.
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.