Keurig Dr Pepper partners Nestlé USA for Starbucks K-Cup Pods in North America

USA – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) has entered into a long-term, strategic agreement with Nestlé USA to manufacture and distribute Starbucks branded packaged coffee in K-Cup pods in the U.S. and Canada. The new agreement […]

teaRIOT launches 100% plant-powered energy drink to disrupt the US$12bn market

USA – teaRIOT, a California-based energy drink brand is launching the market’s first 100% plant-powered energy drink – which the company says is made from simple, plant-based ingredients. teaRIOT comes as refreshing and delicious blend […]

Wine and Spirit group Distell reports fall in sales volume as competition stiffens

SOUTH AFRICA – Distell, South Africa’s wine and spirit producer reported a 6.6% fall in volumes in its half year to end December, with profit falling 1.2% to R1.26bn (US$81.6m). Group revenues were up 2.7% […]

AB InBev reports full year results as Corona virus outbreak cuts revenue by US$285m

BELGIUM – The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has released its full year 2019 financial results which show a 4.3% increase in revenue benefiting from growth in volume. AB InBev reported a 3.1% […]

Pernod Ricard USA launches new sparkling malt beverage Malibu Splash

USA – Pernod Ricard USA has expanded the Malibu brand with the launch of a new sparkling ready-to-drink malt beverage, Malibu Splash. The new sparkling malt beverage with a 5% alcohol by volume in four […]

Danone to acquire majority stake in UK bottled water firm Harrogate Water

UK – Danone, through a UK subsidiary, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water, a family-owned business with interests in foodservice and on-the-go consumption, for an undisclosed sum. Harrogate Water is one […]

Next Glass acquires assets of popular beer rating platform BeerAdvocate

USA – Next Glass, a company that develops softwares for the alcoholic beverage industry has acquired certain assets of the beer rating platform, BeerAdvocate including the company’s website. BeerAdvocate was established in 1996 and has […]

Supply chain optimization: Major challenges facing food & beverage companies

UK – The food and beverage industry faces a lengthy list of unique challenges in terms of logistics and supply chain management – right from volatile commodity pricing and inventory management to high demand uncertainty. […]

PepsiCo snaps Chinese online snacks company Be & Cheery for US$705m

CHINA – PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hangzhou Haomusi Food, also known as Be & Cheery, one of the largest online snacks companies in China, for US$705 million.   The New […]