Following the summer of hard seltzers in 2019, White Claw’s popularity is expanding in 2020. It announced plans for a new facility to keep up with demand for the drink, and the brand will sponsor one of the biggest American festivals of the year.
US consumers spent $2.6bn buying alcohol online last year, but experts say it could be billions more. Alcohol ecommerce penetration is ‘abysmally low’ which Rabobank believes could have 'profound consequences' on the industry.
The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was officially renamed to the American Cider Association (ACA) on December 31. It called 2019 ‘a year of resilience’ for cider in the face of flavored malt beverage (FMB) popularity.
Until the 19th century, chocolate (cocoa) was something you drank, not ate, notes David Burke. “And then we figured out how to turn it into a food. Now we’re on the cusp of exactly the same thing with coffee.”
The non-alcoholic beer industry is growing steadily in North America, anchored by risk-taking brewers like Partake in Toronto. Wider acceptance has zero-proof IPAs cropping up in taprooms, bars and restaurants on both sides of the border.
A sober bar from Texas will take its alcohol-free drink partners and signature mocktails on tour to 15 cities across the US this year. It’s joined forces with ‘botanical bubbly’ Dry Soda in a shared mission to help people connect without alcohol.
Japanese households with higher carbon footprints are also larger consumers of alcohol and confectionery. Researchers therefore suggest that reducing consumption of these items - such as with a carbon tax - could be a way of reducing carbon footprints....
Zero-proof and low-ABV drinks are on the rise, but traditional craft beer is still tracking growth. The Brewers Association (BA) has industry highlights from the year, including a record 8,000 breweries operating in the US.
Nielsen’s annual Top 25 Breakthrough Innovation awards whittled down 45,000 CPG products and singled out five US beverages. Products from PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were among those gaining top honors; alongside hard seltzer success story White Claw.
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is delving into the craft side of coffee in Australia with its first limited batch sourced from single-origin beans. More releases are to come, made from coffee of different global regions.
A US start-up has created vodka quite literally from thin air – using solar power to convert carbon from the air and convert it into alcohol. It’s now working with NASA to look at other opportunities for capturing carbon.
A new partnership with spirits and wine company Brown-Forman will bring classic liquors like Jack Daniels, Herradura and Chambord to the Drinkworks pod system in 2020, furthering at-home cocktail personalization.
Cinnamon, star anise and creamy rice combine with oolong tea for Better Booch’s newest kombucha flavor, Hola Horchata. It’s the first in a new line of out-of-the-box varieties set to launch in the US in early 2020.
“We always say the best wine is yet to be made, and every year we get a little bit closer despite all the risks nature throws at us,” says Dan Johnson as he considers his 13 years at the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide.
At the recent Cerveza México 2019 event, it was revealed that the country’s craft beer market is nearly up to 1,400 independent breweries with a 29 million litre output. The industry relies heavily on exports to the US and Europe to keep up with annual...
Online sales represent less than 1% of alcohol’s total US sales, but it’s a fast-growing category that retailers are still trying to crack. A clean digital presence with simple navigation is key, experts say.
A report reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars Inc. and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world
Third quarter results for Molson Coors Brewing Company this week revealed major restructuring plans for its North American business. Relocations and job cuts will occur in order to ‘revitalize’ the company.
India’s economy is shifting to a strong middle class, giving rise to more premium, ethical and personalized products. Beverage brands are adapting to these trends similar to what’s popular in Western markets.
Docklight Brands is on its way to having a complete portfolio of CBD brands, including several beverages, edibles and skincare topicals. CEO Damian Marano is trying to cross categories and be the first total consumer products company in CBD.
Ocean Spray Cranberries, a cooperative of more than 700 farmer families, has partnered with Silicon Valley Plug and Play, an innovation platform for industry accelerators to boost its presence in the market.
Drinks containing added sugars including fruit drinks and flavored waters, account for 62% of total kids’ drink sales ($2.2bn) in 2018, according to a new report from the Rudd Center Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
Coffee brands have leaned into the cold brew trend in recent years: offering canned nitro cold brew, pre-mixed lattes and other versions of chilled RTD coffee. But consumers still haven’t abandoned their indulgent drinks.
The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.
Fluent Beverage Company, a joint venture between AB InBev and cannabis company Tilray, plans to sell non-alcoholic CBD-infused beverages in the Canadian market in December. It will also continue its research into THC beverages.
Proving its power as a total beverage company, Coca-Cola North America showcased 28 new SKUs at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show this month in Atlanta. Energy, coffee, tea, juice, water and more hit the expo floor.
After years of success with Outshine frozen fruit bars, Nestlé USA is crossing categories with its new coconut water beverages. It rounds out its c-store portfolio, all on display at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show in Atlanta...