Beverages: Page 2


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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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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Food Dive

    The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly and the actions companies take this year are likely to play a major role in defining their future. 

    By Food Dive staff
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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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    Opinion

    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
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    Celsius broadens international reach with distribution deals in Canada, UK

    The energy drink maker also has identified Germany, Japan and Australia as “big opportunities” for new markets as it increases its reach outside the U.S.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Two decades after its founding, Vita Coco is still fighting to silence skeptics

    After weathering a demand downturn in coconut water and competition from Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, co-founder Mike Kirban said the brand can still avoid the same fate that doomed other once-trendy drinks.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    JDE Peet’s reaches $260M licensing deal with Caribou Coffee

    The transaction will allow JDE Peet’s to expand its premium portfolio in North America, while giving Caribou the ability to focus on its growing coffeehouse business.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    PepsiCo names insider to head North America beverage operations

    Ram Krishnan, who joined the company in 2006, will succeed Kirk Tanner who is leaving on Feb. 2 to become CEO of restaurant chain Wendy’s.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    Ingredion partners, invests in startup reducing sugar in juice

    The deal allows the startup to accelerate the use of its technology in the U.S. while giving the ingredients giant another tool it can offer its customers looking to cut the sweetener.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Coca-Cola’s BodyArmor launches zero sugar offering in battle with Gatorade

    The brand is optimistic that the sports drink will win over health-conscious consumers and fill a key void in its portfolio.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Diageo settles legal dispute with Diddy over spirits brands

    The alcohol giant, which is cutting ties with the rapper, will remain the sole owner of DeLeón tequila and Ciroc vodka.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    New flavors, formats driving cannabis-infused food and beverage products: Mary Jones

    The Jones Soda brand has its sights on new products, including a new candy launch, as national efforts mount to reclassify marijuana.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    The key for growth in 2024 is innovation. Will more CPG companies embrace it?

    Analysts said new products are more important than ever as consumers curtail their spending, seek items loaded with attributes important to them and navigate through a plethora of choices.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Oatly launches new product variations for the first time in 5 years

    The Swedish company’s Unsweetened and Super Basic Oatmilks are part of its efforts to reach a wider consumer base.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Suja Organic enters protein shakes category

    The brand known for cold-pressed juice is capitalizing on the growing demand for products with high protein.

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Drinkers seek natural, escapist cocktails in 2024: Bacardi survey

    The rum maker predicts consumers' desire for affordable, small luxuries will benefit classic favorites like gin and tonic this year.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Chobani names PepsiCo executive as chief customer officer

    John Frost will help the Greek yogurt giant grow its business and integrate its recently acquired La Colombe coffee brand.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Sales of sugary drinks plunge 33% in cities taxing those beverages, study finds

    The American Beverage Association, which represents Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, said these taxes have not improved public health or reduced calories in a meaningful way.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Q&A

    Beverage Diaries: What Celsius Holdings EVP Toby David does in a day

    The former pro baseball player, turned CPG exec, shares his unusual journey from the big leagues to the C-suite and what gets him through his day.

    By Lauren Elkies Schram • Jan. 9, 2024