7-Eleven Inc., Irving, Texas, continues to redefine convenience retailing with the launch of 7Voice, which allows customers to place an order through its 7NOW delivery app via the voice-controlled Google Home and Amazon Echo systems.
Molson Coors, Chicago, and L.A. Libations, El Segundo, Calif., announced a multiyear partnership that includes a significant minority equity investment by Molson Coors in L.A. Libations as well as category-exclusive access to the company's services. Molson Coors also will hold two seats on the L.A. Libations board.
Cott Corp., Toronto and Tampa, Fla., announced that DS Services of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott, substantially acquired all of the assets of WG America Co. and certain affiliated companies: The Water Guy.
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA). Portland, Ore., and Anheuser-Busch (A-B), a subsidiary of Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, jointly announced an agreement to expand their partnership, with A-B agreeing to purchase the remaining CBA shares it does not already own in a merger transaction for $16.50 a share, in cash.
Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., is teaming up with Bravo to introduce Pepsi Sparkling Rosé, a zero-calorie, Rosé-flavored cola that’s a light and bubbly take on the popular wine, without the alcohol.
Good Culture, Irvine, Calif., launched its Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots. A new category for Good Culture, the USDA organic shots combine the probiotics within cultured kefir with functional ingredients like turmeric, matcha, chaga and collagen.
Danone Waters of America, White Plains, N.Y., announced that it will sell, distribute and merchandise Ferrarelle, an Italian sparkling natural mineral water, in the United States as of January 2020. The long-term master distribution agreement will focus on building the brand in the United States and includes Ferrarelle glass formats through on-premise channels.
Medalla Light is celebrating its 40th anniversary by reaffirming its commitment to Puerto Rican art and culture.
White Plains, N.Y.-based HEINEKEN USA announced that Strongbow Hard Ciders will release its Original Dry to on-premise outlets with the availability of 50-liter steel kegs.
Soylent Nutrition Inc., Los Angeles, launched a ready-to-drink Strawberry four-pack exclusively at select Target stores nationwide.
Napa, Calif.-based Delicato Family Wines, producer of Bota Box, announced the launch of three new varietal wines under Bota Box's premium bag-in-box Nighthawk range: Nighthawk Black Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Nighthawk Black Lush Pinot Noir and Nighthawk Gold Vibrant Sauvignon Blanc.
Molson Coors Brewing Co., Denver and Montreal, reported results for the 2019 third quarter and also is announcing a new revitalization plan intended to achieve consistent top-line growth by improving efficiency and unlocking resources to reinvest in the business.
America’s leading beverage companies — The Coca-Cola Co., Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo — announced the launch of the Every Bottle Back initiative, an effort to reduce the industry’s use of new plastic by making significant investments to improve the collection of the industry’s valuable plastic bottles so they can be made into new bottles.
In the Readers’ Choice: New Product of the Month poll for September, Sunshine Sparkling Energy Water won the monthly poll with 31 percent of the vote.
During the past three years, New York-based Pernod Ricard USA has invested in and helped to grow a significant number of American-made spirits brands.
TAZO tea, a brand of Unilever North America, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., announced the return of the second Camp TAZO, an overnight experience rooted in the brand's spirit of inspiring exploration and discovery, it says.
In a move that pushes Fort Worth, Texas-based Ben E. Keith Beverages fully into the spirits market, the company has acquired Dallas-based Artisanal Beverage Distributor's assets, adding 20 suppliers to its growing lineup of spirits and expanding its spirits distribution footprint statewide.
Dallas-based Borden Dairy Co. has introduced the new limited-edition flavored eggnog just in time for holiday celebrations. Along with the new offering, Borden's Classic Eggnog is returning to the dairy aisle.
This month, Napa Valley wine consultant and community leader Paula Kornell will introduce the inaugural vintage of her Napa Valley Blanc de Noir, carrying on the work of her father, legendary sparkling winemaker Hanns Kornell.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the anticipated and innovative food trends for 2020 in the retailer’s fifth annual trends predictions announcement. Regenerative agriculture, zero-proof drinks, West African foods, meat-plant blends and new varieties of flour are among the food influences and movements expected to take off in the next year.