Beverages


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    Molson Coors continues making beer at striking plant

    The beverage giant’s CEO told attendees at a conference Wednesday the company’s contingency plan is allowing it to continue production with the help of salaried employees.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Diageo steers Captain Morgan further into RTD with cocktail launch

    The spiced rum brand is launching its first malt-based beverage item as it seeks a greater presence in the growing canned spirits space.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    So far, it’s been a challenging year for many CPG companies with lingering supply chain issues, inflation worries and a slowdown in investments by venture capital firms.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Molson Coors brewery workers strike in Texas

    The local Teamsters chapter in Fort Worth is demanding pay raises to account for inflation, as another potential picket line looms over AB InBev.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Coca-Cola tunes into K-pop for latest limited-time launch

    The fruit-flavored drink is the 10th under Coke’s Creations platform for younger consumers.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Why weight loss drugs could be bad news for the beverage industry

    While many major food companies are preparing for the Ozempic effect on their bottom line, some data indicates drinks, especially coffee, may be most impacted.

    By Lauren Elkies Schram • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Liquid Death expands into electrolyte drink mixes

    The launch allows the fast-growing canned water and tea maker to enter a new category and further build out its healthy beverage platform.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Molson Coors bullish on beer as AB InBev cedes market share

    Core brands in the category like Coors Light have seen growth over the last nine months, a trend the company’s CEO does not see going away.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre bring hit ‘Gin & Juice’ to the beverage space

    Thirty years after the two unleashed the namesake song to the public, the rappers have partnered on a RTD cocktail offering.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Inside Keurig’s evolution from single-serve novelty to coffee powerhouse

    The platform is aiming to more than double its nearly 40 million household user base by adding features and increasing the system’s versatility.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
  • Conagra Brands introduces its Dunkin' glazed donut syrup.
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    Column

    Leftovers: Mrs. Butterworth’s, Dunkin’ debut donut-flavored syrup | Absolut pours pre-mixed cocktails

    Conagra said its product mirrors the taste of the glazed pastry, and General Mills introduces an Old El Paso and Cinnamon Toast Crunch sweet taco shell.

    By Food Dive staff • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Mary Jones launches hemp delta 9-derived craft soda

    The Jones Soda brand was able to introduce THC-infused beverages in most states through a novel application of a federal loophole, which the company said helps centralize its manufacturing.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Coke adds first new permanent flavor in several years with Spiced

    The beverage giant is also introducing a limited-time beverage under its Creations platform called Happy Tears Zero Sugar, which contains salty minerals.

    By , Peter Adams • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Seth Rogen’s lifestyle brand partners with frozen coffee maker

    The collaboration is the first product in the food and beverage space from the actor’s brand which targets cannabis consumers.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Behind White Claw’s big nonalcoholic seltzer bet

    The hard seltzer pioneer is targeting drinking-aged consumers who are looking to imbibe less or stop altogether, a top executive said.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Kraft Heinz debuts first major Crystal Light innovations in more than 10 years

    The CPG giant is launching Mixology, Immunity and Energy offerings while redesigning the drink mix’s logo and packaging to help it stand out on shelves.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Health-Ade splashes into prebiotic soda with SunSip launch

    The kombucha maker is aiming to become a bigger player in the beverage space with a better-for-you soda that avoids artificial sweeteners.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Keurig Dr Pepper expands partnership with Lavazza

    The beverage giant will sell and distribute Lavazza’s K-Cups more widely while introducing the Italian company's Kicking Horse brand to the popular pod format.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Elmhurst 1925 unveils plant-based sour cream alternative

    The dairy-free beverage brand is making its move into more categories with its new squeezable pouch.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Nestlé to lay off 216 workers at Ohio factory

    The food and beverage giant said the reduction in staff at its Solon location will help optimize its manufacturing network and allow it to better serve its consumers.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Bridging the divide between the wants of food companies and the needs of farmers

    Driven by the urgency to be more environmentally responsible, businesses sometimes fail to fully grasp the multifaceted challenges faced by their suppliers. Here’s how to get everyone on the same page.

    By Ofir Ardon • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Ocean Spray reveals first major brand overhaul in 20-plus years

    The 95-year-old cranberry co-op teamed with creative studio Stone Strategy & Design to highlight a "wildly uncommon" approach to culture and creativity.

    By Chris Kelly • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Robert Downey Jr and CPG exec enter $28B coffee category with Happy

    The growing popularity of the beverage has brought smaller players into the space and prompted large manufacturers to bulk up their presence through acquisitions.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Booze or bust: How 2024 will reshape alcohol

    As tastes evolve and people imbibe less, producers are revamping their portfolios with strategic investments in new categories and nonalcoholic offerings.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Monster Energy furthers alcohol push with hard tea

    The product is the company’s second launch in the hard beverage space, following the successful debut of carbonated drink The Beast Unleashed in 2023.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    How Athletic Brewing plans to prevail past Dry January

    The nonalcoholic beer category leader is focused on educating moderation-minded drinkers about the nutritional benefits of the products, its CEO told Food Dive.

    By Jan. 23, 2024