Food and beverage manufacturer supplying nutritious meals to food banks
April 2, 2020
As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief from the ravages of COVID-19, Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by this virus.
IRI, BCG report beverage sales up nearly 40 percent in week ending March 15
March 30, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak accelerates in Europe and the United States, governments, businesses and consumers are rapidly changing behaviors. In its March 26 report titled “COVID-19 Impact: Consumer Spending Tracker for MULOC Retailers – US, UK, France, Italy, NZ,” Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) collaborated with its partners at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to analyze the latest consumer purchases in these respective countries.
Five nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19 receive humanitarian help
March 27, 2020
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced it is awarding a total of $13.5 million in grants to five nonprofit organizations that are working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
IRI collaborates with BCG to analyze consumer purchases during pandemic
March 20, 2020
Since the acceleration of the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, governments, businesses and consumers are changing behaviors rapidly. To keep abreast of these shifts, Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) collaborated with its partners at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to analyze the latest consumer purchases in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the United States in the report March 19 report “COVID-19 Impact: Consumer Spending Tracker.”
Participants battle mighty Atlantic for Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
March 20, 2020
Perfect Hydration, an ultra-purified alkaline water with electrolytes, signed professional skateboarders David Loy and Dan Mancina as brand partners. In these roles, Loy and Mancina will promote Perfect Hydration’s mission to bring better hydration to the masses through its premium ionized, electrolyzed, 9.5+ pH water.
In its 2019 Retail and Sustainability Survey, New York-based CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, noted that more than two-thirds of the 1,000 Americans surveyed consider sustainability when purchasing products.
Bottled water brand to add 3-litter packaging option for home use
March 16, 2020
Los Angeles-based Icelandic Glacial announced a multifaceted sustainability initiative that includes plastic reduction and new packaging innovation. By 2021, Icelandic Glacial plans to use 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) in its PET packaging and offer its still and sparkling varieties in aluminum cans. The company also will introduce a new 3-liter packaging option for the refrigerator or counter along with a 20-liter packaging option for foodservice.
New creative highlights packaging, nutrient benefits
March 4, 2020
Victor, N.Y.-based Constellation Brands and Pittsford, N.Y.-based Karma Wellness Water, Constellation Ventures’ first minority investment in a non-alcohol brand, have collaborated to launch a new marketing campaign to optimize the potential of the Karma beverage brand and its patented cap technology.
The April 2020 edition explores how Nestlé USA’s drives value to consumers through innovation. Readers also can find out how bars and restaurants are handling the impacts of the pandemic for the on-premise channel. Additionally, this issue highlights the latest trends impacting spirits, soft drinks, packaging materials and much more!