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Alcohol sales still growing in the face of cannabis legalization

By Beth Newhart

The nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada went into effect last week, with many concerned about what the new market could do to beer, wine and liquor sales. But TABS Analytics’ 2018 BevAlc study found no reason start worrying--yet....

ValvPak features a rip-top opening that releases and recloses with one hand.

Cup vs. pouch debate ignited at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Packaging viscous products in sealable pouches rather than plastic cups is a trend that’s gained a lot of steam in the last few years. At Pack Expo International in Chicago, the pros and cons of the pouch method were debated and innovations were on display....

Sipsmith only partners with people who already have a passion for gin and knowledge of the spirit.

How influencer marketing is buoying craft spirits brands

By Beth Newhart

Influencer marketing, paid posts and sponsored content have turned into a massive global market on social media platforms like Instagram. But its use with independent craft spirits brands is still in its infancy, poised for an explosion.

Bosch Packaging Technology CEO Stefan König spoke to DairyReporter at Pack Expo International in Chicago.

Bosch delves into VR and talks sale of packaging tech division

By Beth Newhart

Bosch debuted its new VR planning tool technology at Pack Expo International this week, along with the new Midrange Endload Cartoner (MEC) and an update to its flow wrapper series. CEO Stefan König also spoke to DairyReporter about the ongoing sale of...

70% of millennials wish their pace of life would slow down. Pic: ©GettyImages/Alex Tihonovs / EyeEm

Wine has room to grow in small formats

By Beth Newhart

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

MillerCoors will soon launch Saint Archer Gold, a craft light lager from San Diego-based brewer Saint Archer. Pic: ©GettyImages/agrobacter

US mass beers threatened by craft lagers

By Beth Newhart

Traditional mass US beers face a new challenge from a growing category of craft, premium and light lagers: brands like Michelob Ultra and Corona lead the pack of alternative light lagers and pilsners that have swung back into favor among US consumers.

Dunkin' will continue focusing on menu innovation, including more in-store and RTD beverages launches.

“Our goal is to transform Dunkin' into a beverage-led, on-the-go brand.”

Just call them Dunkin’: DD drops the ‘donuts’ and focuses on drinks

By Beth Newhart

In a week of major changes, Dunkin’ Donuts confirmed it’s dropping the ‘Donuts’ from its name, launches its first canned RTD beverage and announces a limited edition coffee beer in collaboration with Harpoon Brewery.

Indian juice company finds right formula as brands jockey to differentiate

Paper Boat floats down a stream of confidence in indigenous flavours

By Richard Whitehead

“One rainy day, an August afternoon, when you had just come home from school, completely drenched. Tearing a page from your math notebook, you ran outside to make a tiny boat and launch it into the biggest puddle you could find! Mom would then call your...

Rise struggled with sourcing oat ‘milk’ that was up to their standards because they place a strong emphasis on organic ingredients.

Organic nitro cold brew oat beverage lattes launching

By Beth Newhart

Coffee brand Rise Brewing Co. has introduced a line of ready-to-drink nitro cold brew lattes, including two flavors made with oat beverages. Consumer demand and ‘flavor profile’ drove the decision to use dairy alternatives, the company said.

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