Campaign operating through this weekend will benefit Feeding America
June 26, 2020
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. and Uber Eats launched a joint program to benefit Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Through June 28, for every order placed via Uber Eats from a participating restaurant, Feeding America will receive a donation to provide one meal to a person in need, with the goal of providing up to 5 million meals.
‘Message of Hope’ labels features inspiration images submitted by consumers
June 22, 2020
Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. is turning its bottles into beacons of optimism during the COVID-19 pandemic with limited-edition “Messages of Hope” cream soda labels featuring inspirational images created by consumers.
In the wake of COVID-19 and stay at home orders, manufacturers have ramped up eCommerce to keep up with heightened demand for alcohol. Alcohol eCommerce retail sales have jumped exponentially, up 234 percent for the weeks ending March 7-April 18, Nielsen’s Danelle Kosmal says. The data also showed alcohol sales increased almost five-fold in just the latest two weeks.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) Burlington, Mass., and Plano, Texas, announced its first quarter results, which ended March 31, reporting a 4.4 percent net sales growth to $2.61 billion, compared with $2.5 billion a year ago.
Grocery channel outpaces MULO since peak stockpiling
April 27, 2020
IRI updated the report “Consumer Spending Tracker: COVID-19 Impact” to capture the most recent insights. The most recent report sources sales data from the IRI POS Data ending April 12. For the United States, sales trends remain elevated but are down significantly from its peak. Total store sales were up 14.3 percent for that time period. For edible, sales were up 18.8 percent; however, for the week timeframe, non-edible sales were down 0.8 percent.
Across geographies, consumer demand appears to be beginning to stabilize toward previous year trends, although in some categories demand is significantly higher or lower than the previous year, according to recent information from Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago.
In the July 2020 issue of Beverage Industry, the magazine highlights how Calypso Lemonade is looking to follow up its 2019 success with more great releases. Also in this issue is the 2020 State of the Beverage Industry report, features on plant water beverages, clean label ingredients and THC usage in beverage formulations.