Beverages


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    Leftovers: Hershey bursts into Hot Chocolate Bombs; Premier Protein flips for pancakes

    The confection and snacking giant is bringing its own spin to the wintertime drink, and Kraft Heinz hopes its Lunchables Holiday Packs will give parents the gift of more time to prepare presents. 

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    A taste of Food Dive’s best stories

    From the struggles of plant-based meat to Kellogg’s proposed split, Food Dive writes about the news that moves the CPG industry.

    By Food Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Huel closes $24M investment round

    Actor Idris Elba is among the backers for the British meal replacement company, which is now valued at $560 million.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Upstart bottled water makers thirst for differentiation in $40B industry

    While companies like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola dominate the space, brands looking to carve out their own niche are touting better-for-you products and sustainability attributes to stand out.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • Two bottles of Bedfellows, three cans of Little Victory and two small striped cans of MXG.
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    Molson Coors to exit CBD business venture in US, end La Colombe partnership

    The beverage giant said uncertainty over federal legalization for cannabis and a desire by the coffee maker to combine product segments were behind the decisions.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Nestlé’s Nespresso to debut paper-based compostable capsules

    The new pods will be piloted in France and Switzerland in spring 2023, and will complement the brand’s existing aluminum option.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Sponsored by Balchem

    The intersection between performance and longevity

    With consumers staying more active and living longer than ever before, Balchem has identified a marketplace whitespace at the intersection of performance and longevity. 

    Nov. 21, 2022
  • Stouffer's, lasagna, bloody mary, nestle
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    Leftovers: Sipping lasagna with Stouffer’s Bloody Mary Mix; Spam brings figgy pudding across the pond

    The Nestlé brand brings savory flavors to a cocktail glass, and Stuffed Puffs coats its new marshmallow snack with crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

    By Food Dive staff • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Inside Campbell Soup’s overhaul to innovation and how it’s paying off

    From technology to how workers collaborate, the 153-year-old food giant is scrapping old practices in favor of new ones to quicken product development and boost its chances of success.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Leftovers: Angry Orchard bites into boozy apple pie; Frank’s RedHot heats up the holidays with a marinating gadget

    The cider brand is bringing its flavor to the Thanksgiving dessert with help from a Brooklyn bakery, and Haribo takes gummy fans to cloud nine with a softer, chewier candy.

    By Food Dive staff • Nov. 11, 2022
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    Keurig Dr Pepper CEO resigns over ‘violations’ to company’s code of conduct

    Former CEO Bob Gamgort will replace Ozan Dokmecioglu, who only served for four months. His departure was not related to “strategy, operations or financial reporting,” the company said.

    By Updated Nov. 10, 2022
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    Keurig Dr Pepper invests $50M in Athletic Brewing

    The minority stake deepens the soda and coffee giant’s presence in the nonalcoholic category following its acquisition of ready-to-drink cocktail brand Atypique in June.  

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Danone expedites Two Good yogurt’s move into smoothies

    The new offering, which was initially planned to launch in 2023, brings the company’s fastest-growing North American brand into the portable space while building on its low-sugar, high-protein popularity.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Coca-Cola to restructure North American workforce with voluntary buyouts

    Employees will have from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18 to decide whether to accept offers. The beverage maker did not say how many workers are eligible.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    Organic dairy farmers petition USDA for drought relief funds

    The weather in the western U.S. is exacerbating dire conditions for many operations already facing supply chain challenges and higher feed costs, prompting some producers to go out of business.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    Waterdrop launches Microlytes hydration recovery cubes

    The endurance and recovery product is different than traditional sports drinks because it doesn’t have sugar or caffeine, and it has a lower environmental footprint, the company said.

    By Nov. 3, 2022
  • A royal blue box of Entenmann's Cake Truffles in Chocolate Delight.
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    Leftovers: Entenmann’s bakes a truffle treat; Kellogg and Elf on the Shelf cool down breakfast

    The sweets baker rolls out two varieties of bite-size indulgent treats, and Sierra Nevada’s new brew gives fresh hops the deep freeze.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 28, 2022
  • Diageo's regenerative agriculture program for Guinness production.
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    Future focused: How Diageo prioritizes sustainability

    The company’s Society 2030 program tailors sustainability goals by brand, avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach.

    By Sara Karlovitch • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Impossible beef, hard seltzer make up NielsenIQ’s 2022 innovations

    Despite a slowdown in new product development during the last three years, the marketing research firm highlighted offerings from Coca-Cola, Danone and Mondelēz among the recent standouts.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    How PepsiCo is working to convince its farmers to embrace regenerative agriculture

    The food and beverage giant hopes practices such as using cover crops can help it meet its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040, said Rob Meyers, vice president of global sustainability.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Constellation transitions to passive role at Canopy Growth

    As part of a deal, the alcohol giant would keep its existing 35.7% stake, but no longer be allowed to nominate representatives to the board or approve certain transactions.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Consumer Brands Association names news industry trade group head as CEO

    David Chavern, who takes over on Jan. 3, joins the group as CPGs deal with issues such as inflation, supply chain challenges and labor shortages.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Nestlé’s Blue Bottle wades into instant coffee

    After three years of development, the brand’s first soluble product in the U.S. will allow consumers to make premium drinks at home without pricey machines or brewing expertise.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
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    How one private equity firm is adapting its strategy in today’s volatile environment

    While Peter Burns, managing partner at Sunrise Strategic Partners, said there is plenty of money still looking for a home in food, investors are more cautious and prioritizing profitable, established brands.

    By Oct. 24, 2022
  • The box for the Pop-Tarts x Tajin kit, which is blue with green, white and red stripes on the upper left corner, sits between containers of Tajin spice and hot sauce and three boxes of Pop-Tarts.
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    Leftovers: Pop-Tarts get hotter with Tajín; Dr Pepper aims to score with bourbon-flavored soda

    Kellogg’s toaster pastry brand pairs the spicy seasoning blend with fruity flavors, and Evil Genius Beer collaborates with White Castle on a tangerine IPA.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 21, 2022