Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.
Bottled water brand will debut the HybridBottle, aluminum can packaging
October 9, 2019
Designed to reduce plastic waste and increase the use of recycled and renewable materials in the United States, DASANI’s packaging updates also ensure that all DASANI bottles continue to be fully recyclable, the company says.
In an Insights published in September from Nielsen titled “How the Coffee Category Became a Hot Bed of Innovation for the U.S. Grocery Market,” the market research firm reports that dollar sales for ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee accounted for $3 billion for the 52 weeks ending July 27.
Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey launched a new augmented reality app. Atay Ice Tea unveiled its Cleansing Spicy Lemon Ginger. Busch Beer and Big Buck Hunter are teaming up to support wildlife conservation.
Busch launched Busch Latte. Bombay Sapphire unveiled a new collaborative art installation. Pepsi announced its Always be Celebrating campaign in support of 100 years of the NFL. Pedialyte announced NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., is serving as an ambassador for the brand.
Cargill invests $75 million in its PURIS pea-protein line
October 24, 2019
Cargill announced a $75 million investment in its pea-protein line titled PURIS. Additionally, GNT Group developed a new range of EXBERRY liquid and powdered red coloring foods that do not contain sugar.
Pneumatic and electric cable repair kits address common replacement areas
October 22, 2019
At Pack Expo in Las Vegas, Brenton LLC, a division of ProMach, showcased a new, multifaceted aftermarket program that gives operations personnel the tools and information they need to maintain peak uptime and improve the performance of older end-of-line machines.