PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, said global snack volume rose 2 percent in the period.
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International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) holds its annual meeting, BevTech, each spring to transact the Society's business, to provide a forum for presentation of scientific and technical papers and for meetings of the technical committees.
Heartland Food Products Group, which makes drink mixes and sweeteners, is planning a $21 million project to add production and distribution facilities in Indianapolis. The company anticipates adding up to 160 jobs in the next few years with the expansion.
Starbucks currently produces its VIA product line in Europe, but it will be moving production to Georgia when its south Augusta facility is fully operational. About 70 employees have been hired and packaging operations started in October at the Augusta facility.
The Woodford Reserve Distillery is greeting tourists with an expanded and renovated visitor center in central Kentucky. Brown-Forman Corp., owner of Woodford Reserve bourbon, invested more than $1.9 million into the 7,500-square-foot visitor center near Versailles.
A study suggesting the potential association of post-menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, is flawed and does not support existing evidence on the topic, according to the Calorie Control Council.
New York's alcoholic beverage industry was on display at a summit Tuesday organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to focus on bolstering the business. New York is home to more than 600 wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries and ranks third in the nation in wine and grape production.
Matzo and kosher wine maker Manischewitz has been sold, just in time for the Passover Seder meal. Sankaty Advisors, an arm of private equity firm Bain Capital, bought the company from a group including investment firm Harbinger. The price was not disclosed.
Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. declined Tuesday as an analyst lowered her rating on the beverage company, saying she believes it is overexposed to the U.S. carbonated soft drink category. Dr Pepper Snapple has been dealing with Americans cutting back on soda.
Sam Adams' Brewing The American Dream initiative provides loans and advice to small businesses. Sam Adams Co-founder and Chairman Jim Kock discusses the program, the company's fundraising efforts and the surging popularity of craft beer.
Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines to temporarily stop offering the fruit in their beverage service.
Heineken is investing $100 million in its production plant in Haiti, a country where many international companies have been reluctant to spend money because of a business climate hampered by red tape, corruption allegations and a weak infrastructure.
A trio of Spanish design students have created "Ooho," a gelatinous membrane that encapsulates water. Users can simply puncture the membrane to drink, or they can also pop the entire blob in their mouth and chomp down for a burst of hydration.
Wisconsin-based Organic Valley saw sales of butter, cheese and vegetables grow, boosting profits 8.5 percent last year. The company attributed the jump to growing consumer demand. The world's largest farmer-owned cooperative boasts 1,844 members.
Vapshot, a new way to imbibe mix drinks, cocktails or shots, can be served many different ways: Vapshot (vapor only), Vapshot plus a shot of liquor, and a Vapshot mix drink. The machine injects a fine mist of spirits into the serving container under pressure.
A group of Milwaukee residents initiated a campaign called "Bring Pabst Blue Ribbon Home." The company, started in Milwaukee in 1844, is now headquartered in Los Angeles after being bought by a food industry executive in 2010 for a reported $250 million.
We are living in a "wellness culture" that values fresh, less-processed foods according to The Hartman Group. Twenty-eight percent of consumers looked for minimally processed food and beverages in 2013, compared to 19 percent of shoppers in 2007.
PureLine PQ range of UV disinfection systems is designed specifically to provide validated and chemical-free treatment of process water used in the food and beverage industry.
The Lone Star State is a surprising hotbed for the distillation of vodka and other spirits. During the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, researchers detailed the burgeoning industry for liquor in a grandiose region.
Women are joining the ranks of craft brewers in North Carolina. Nationally, more than 2 million jobs are supported by beer, according to the Brewers Institute trade group. Traditionally, beer has been targeted toward men, but now more ladies are sipping pints.
Germany's antitrust authority has fined a group of brewers 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for their part in alleged illegal beer-price fixing — the second round of punishment in the case. Info from the German branch of Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA aided the suit.
As the company launches its biggest World Cup marketing campaign, Coca-Cola's executive vice president, Joe Tripodi, told The Associated Press it would react rapidly to any outbreak of protests in an attempt to reflect the mood of the nation.
The Beer Institute on Monday filed joint comments with the American Malting Barley Association arguing that it is unnecessary for the Food and Drug Administration to add additional regulation to brewers’ spent grain and other brewing by-products.
Starbucks will bring back its cake slices, available in banana, iced lemon and pumpkin flavors, in response to customer feedback. The coffee chain had been getting rid of the slices as part of a staggered rollout of its new, pricier baked goods.
More airlines are adding craft beers to their in-flight offerings. The assumption is that as more drinkers switch from mass market beers to specialty brews, they'll be happier if they don't have to give up the good stuff when they're in the air.
Sparkling water is chipping away at the dominance of traditional sodas like Coke and Pepsi, particularly in the diet category. Last year, a small brand called Sparkling Ice saw sales more than double to $302.4 million from the previous year, according to IRI.
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