Beverages


  • Horizon Organic, Danone
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    Danone exploring options, including a sale, for US organic dairy business

    The review includes the Horizon Organic and Wallaby brands, which represent 3% of the company’s global revenues and have been a drag on growth and margins.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Leftovers: Hormel brings chili cheese beer to the Super Bowl party; Dolly Parton adds to her baking line

    The craft lager made in partnership with Modist Brewing Co has a “chip-like” base, spices and cheese powder; and Sara Lee mixes vegetables into white bread.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 27, 2023
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    Coca-Cola extends its Simply juice brand into mixers

    Simply Mixology joins similar offerings from PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper as nonalcoholic beverage companies make inroads into alcohol mixers and mocktails.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Vita Coco’s reinvention: How reassessing its customer base is paying off

    The New York company has watched its sales and marketing soar as consumers gravitate toward its better-for-you offering and industry giants such as Coca-Cola exit the category.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Danone names 3 deputy CEOs to head top divisions

    The restructuring will help the yogurt and water maker improve its decision-making, execution and growth, the company said. The executives will report to CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Nestlé invests $43M in Wisconsin factory expansion

    The CPG giant will increase capacity for its Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials drinks, and the zero waste-to-landfill facility will have several energy, water and waste saving features.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Here’s how CPGs are bracing for more volatility in 2023

    After a year of inflation, war and supply chain disruptions, companies are taking steps to prepare their operations to weather a period of prolonged uncertainty.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    PepsiCo overhauls recipe for its Zero Sugar cola

    The change, which creates a drink the company says more closely mirrors its namesake beverage, could help it gain ground on Coca-Cola's Zero Sugar offering.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Molson Coors debuts nonalcoholic RTD cocktail line

    The company is only selling its Roxie drinks online to test the waters and see how they perform.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    From cloud to bottle: Richard’s Rainwater turns to raindrops for a sustainable beverage

    The company forecasts sales to top $10 million in 2023, and has benefited from growing demand for earth-friendly products and recent water quality concerns.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Dry January participation dips, survey finds

    Three-fourths of those choosing to abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year mentioned cost savings as a significant factor in their decision, Morning Consult found.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    7 trends shaping food and beverage in 2023

    The year begins with a new focus on giving consumers what they want, from RTD cocktails to tech-enabled products to sustainability to better labeling.

    By , , Jan. 10, 2023
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    Constellation Brands warns of consumer sensitivity to price increases

    CEO Bill Newlands said his company plans "more muted" hikes after prior ones slowed sales growth.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    PepsiCo sets its sights on Gen Z with Starry, a Sprite competitor

    After dwindling sales of Sierra Mist, the beverage giant is pitching its latest offering as a “fun escape” for young consumers.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Leftovers: Kind softens its approach to granola; Hippeas takes on Doritos

    The Mars-owned snacking brand’s new launch brings a chewier texture to its classic offering, and Rasa taps into adaptogens for new brews.

    By Food Dive staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Oatly sells some manufacturing capacity to co-packer Ya YA Foods for $98.1M

    After a year plagued with production problems, the publicly traded company will focus on its proprietary oat base, while the Canadian co-manufacturer will take over its Utah and Texas plants.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    2022’s top M&A deals in the food and beverage industry

    Last year saw companies turn to dealmaking as a way to quickly gain presence in fast-growing categories or strengthen their position in existing ones.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
  • A purple box of Krave Double Chocolate Brownie Batter on a purple background on the right, and a purple pouch of Froot Loops with Marshmallows Jumbo Snax on a magenta background on the right.
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    Leftovers: New Kellogg treats make winter sweet; Stony Creek and Bigelow tea up new brews

    The cereal giant is bringing two indulgent new offerings to breakfast and snack time, and vegan brand GrownAs* debuts mac and cheese with 10 grams of protein per serving.

    By Food Dive staff • Dec. 16, 2022
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    How Coca-Cola turns to its Freestyle machine to create shelf-ready flavors

    The CPG’s 50,000 dispensers, which pour more than 11 million drinks each day, have inspired four beverage creations that have made it to bottles and cans.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Functional soda Poppi raises $25M

    The beverage maker also bulked up its C-suite by appointing former Anheuser-Busch executive Lana Buchanan as its chief marketing officer.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    NotCo raises $70M to make its AI available to other companies

    The Chile-based company will build on its recent joint venture with Kraft Heinz to bring the power of its Giuseppe algorithm to an array of manufacturers.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Keurig Dr Pepper spends $863M for stake in C4 Energy maker

    The beverage giant will own 30% of Nutrabolt with opportunities to increase its ownership. The companies also entered into a long-term sales and distribution agreement.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Pernod Ricard to spend $250M building carbon-neutral distillery in Kentucky

    The spirits maker said the investment “doubles down” on the future sustainability of American whiskey and the “strong growth — and growth potential” in the company’s portfolio.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Kahlúa touts full traceability of key coffee ingredient

    The liqueur, which is owned by Pernod Ricard, said brands and retailers are facing mounting pressure from customers to provide greater transparency into their supply chains.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    PepsiCo to double use of reusable packaging to 20% by 2030

    To meet the target, the beverage giant plans to prioritize four areas, including growing the company’s SodaStream platform and expanding its refillable plastic and glass bottle offerings.

    By Dec. 5, 2022