Beverages: Page 2


  • Keurig Dr Pepper, coffee, K-cups
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    Keurig Dr Pepper appoints new supply chain chief in ‘strategic realignment’

    Roger Johnson most recently served as the beverage giant’s chief product officer. He succeeds Tony Milikin, who took on the role in September 2021.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 18, 2022
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    Big CPGs have not been making food and drink healthier, study finds

    The Access to Nutrition Initiative found the 11 largest U.S. manufacturers increased their commitments to affordable, more nutritious products, but have largely not translated those promises into action.

    By Updated Oct. 17, 2022
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    Plant-based milk alternative sales are booming. But how can we make them taste better?

    Plant-based milk alternatives are still rising. Dive into the data and consumer insights which reveal the need for improved taste.

    By Natasha D’Souza • Oct. 17, 2022
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    Leftovers: Kellogg’s Eggo enters eggnog; Outshine debuts blender-free smoothie cubes

    The CPG giant gives grownups a way to L'Eggo of holiday stress, and Nestlé’s Coffee mate sweetens the creamer category with Pop-Tarts and Twix flavored offerings.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 14, 2022
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    Laird Superfood to close Oregon plant as it shifts to co-packing

    The closure of the facility, used to make powdered creamers and hydration products, will result in the loss of 46 jobs this year, the company said.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    Bang Energy names ex-PepsiCo exec as its COO

    Just a day after filing for bankruptcy, the beverage brand named CPG veteran Kathy Cole to oversee operations.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
  • A rainbow swirled can of Build next to a pineapple top and slices and pieces of a cracked coconut on a pastel background.
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    Pulp Culture and The Every Company partner to create protein-boosted alcohol

    The better-for-you hard juice company is adding highly soluble and nutrient-dense animal-free egg protein to its new line of beverages. 

    By Oct. 12, 2022
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    Bang Energy’s parent company files for bankruptcy

    After court battles with PepsiCo and Monster, Vital Pharmaceuticals owes more than $400 million to the two beverage companies. It said its partnership with the soda giant caused its market share to decline.

    By Oct. 11, 2022
  • Trolli Sour Duo Crawlers, Snack Pack Fruity Pebbles, Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos
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    New flavors, textures and lots of spice: 7 manufacturers showcase innovations for ‘flavor seekers’

    Coca-Cola’s limited-edition Sprite Strawberry Lymonade — inspired by its Freestyle mixes — and Milky Way Cookie Dough were among several products turning heads at the NACS Show.

    By Thai Phi Le • Oct. 10, 2022
  • Diplomático Rum, brown-forman
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    Brown‑Forman to acquire Diplomático premium rum

    The purchase gives the Jack Daniel’s maker its own presence in the category — which is new for the beverage company — with a quickly growing international brand.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
  • Snoop Dogg sits on a throne, holding two purple bags of Snazzle Os in front of an outer space background.
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    Leftovers: Snoop Dogg’s THC snacks sizzle; Starkist hooks into Smart Bowls

    The rap icon and entrepreneur is debuting onion ring-style edibles, and Brooklyn Beer taps West African “miracle grain” fonio for a craft beer.

    By Food Dive staff • Oct. 7, 2022
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    Constellation Brands takes $1.1B writedown in its cannabis investment

    CEO Bill Newlands said his company, which invested $4 billion in Canopy Growth, viewed the impairment as “disappointing” but remained optimistic about the future of legalized marijuana in the U.S.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
  • Truly Vodka Seltzer, Boston Beer
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    Boston Beer’s Truly launches its first spirit-based seltzer

    The RTD vodka beverage could help the brand offset a slowdown, but it’s competing with drink makers including Heineken, AB InBev and Coca-Cola.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Consumer groups sue for nutritional labeling on alcoholic beverages

    The organizations want the Treasury Department to require product labels with alcohol content, ingredient lists and serving size information — changes they first petitioned for in 2003.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Nestlé commits more than $1B to coffee sustainability amid climate change concerns

    A fifth of Nescafé’s coffee will be sourced from regenerative agricultural methods by 2025, and half by 2030, as part of the company’s broader goal. 

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Liquid Death raises $70M

    The brand selling still and sparkling water in aluminum cans is now valued at $700 million. It has expanded its retail presence 275% during the last year.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
  • An orange package of Reese's Big Cups Stuffed with Reese's Puffs on a white background.
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    Leftovers: Reese’s stuffs with Puffs cereal; Jelly Belly quenches thirst with chocolate drink

    The popular Hershey sweet introduces what “might be the most meta mashup ever,” and Nick’s Swedish Ice Cream turns Minecraft into a square meal.

    By Food Dive Staff • Sept. 30, 2022
  • Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, cocktail, topo chico
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    Coca-Cola, Molson Coors expand partnership with RTD cocktail launch

    Topo Chico Spirited, the third drink to be introduced since the companies started working together in 2020, will debut in more than 20 markets across the U.S. in 2023.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Sales of spirits-based RTD drinks top $1.6B in 2021, study finds

    In addition to convenience, an industry trade group found the top reasons consumers turn to these pre-mixed beverages are flavor, taste and the use of real spirits. 

    By Sept. 23, 2022
  • Pepsi, PepsiCo, s'mores
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    Leftovers: Pepsi pours a s’mores soda; Kellogg goes nutty with Little Debbie cereal

    The beverage giant is tapping the campfire staple for the latest variety of its flagship cola, and Old Bay gets sweet with a new caramel-flavored seasoning.

    By Food Dive staff • Sept. 23, 2022
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    Kerry launches emulsifier made from acacia

    The company is touting Puremul, which would replace sunflower lecithin and mono- and diglycerides, as a more plentiful clean label alternative.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Just Ice, Eat the Change, tea, Seth Goldman
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    As Honest tea production ends, co-founder fills void with new beverage in fewer than 4 months

    Seth Goldman is bullish there’s demand for beverages like his new Just Ice Tea, saying Coca-Cola didn’t manage his previous product well.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Why Nestlé is confident its portfolio overhaul has primed it for success

    North America CEO Steve Presley said the CPG is in a stronger position despite an unpredictable environment after turning over 40% of its U.S. business to focus on faster-growing, trendier offerings.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
  • Coca-Cola, zero sugar, Brown Forman, Jack Daniels
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    Alcohol is in ‘the experimentation bucket’ for Coca-Cola, CEO says

    James Quincey told analysts the beverage giant wants to see whether early innovations gain traction before deciding whether to invest larger sums of money and make booze a bigger part of its future.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    Beam Suntory to invest $400M in sustainable expansion of Jim Beam distillery

    The project will increase the Kentucky facility’s capacity by 50% while cutting its greenhouse gas emissions in half. 

    By Sept. 16, 2022