U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, according to a report released Monday by Beverage Digest. That represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent decline in 2012 and brings total soda volume to the lowest level since 1995.
Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee.
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The FDA has proposed a rule that would make it more difficult for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed. Beer makers say that if the new rules are adopted, they would be forced to dump millions of tons of grains into landfills.
Efforts to add wine-infused ice cream to supermarket shelves got a frosty reception Thursday from Louisiana lawmakers, who were confounded by how to shelve and sell pints of Cherry Merlot and Red Raspberry Chardonnay sold by Mercer's Dairy of New York.
McDonald's is offering free coffee to its customers for a limited time as competition for the breakfast crowd intensifies. Participating U.S. locations will offer small cups of McCafe coffee at no charge during breakfast hours from March 31 through April 13.
According to the report published by MarketsandMarkets, the dairy ingredients market was valued at $42.2 billion in 2013 and is estimated to grow. In 2013, Europe led the global market with the largest share, followed by North America and Asia-Pacific in terms of market value.
The overall softening in adult beverage is playing out more in restaurants and bars than at retail, according to recent analysis by Technomic. Adult beverage volume in the on-premise channel — comprised of restaurants, bars and other locations — contracted 1.3 percent.
In a letter to Coca-Cola board members, Wintergreen Advisers CEO David Winters took issue with Coca-Cola's pay proposal for management, saying that it represents a "raw deal" for shareholders in light of the beverage maker's slowing growth.
Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday decided not to rewrite the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey this session, so the rules supported by Jack Daniel's will govern all distillers in the state for at least another year. The debate over the law has pitted two global liquor giants against each other.
Twenty states have reached an agreement with Phusion Projects, the makers of Four Loko fruit-flavored malt beverages. The agreement is meant to ensure that Phusion Projects' social media marketing isn't aimed at underage drinkers. The company will pay $400,000 to authorities.
The growing use of ozone is making our food supply safer while improving processors’ bottom lines. Ozone is very unique due to its effectiveness as an antimicrobial and as a cleaning agent. It leaves no chemical residue, so it can be used continually for a consistent sanitation level throughout production.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association and NüernbergMesse announced they will co-locate PROCESS EXPO and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015. The two shows, along with additional co-location partner the International Dairy Show, will take place Sept. 15-18, 2015.
Klingon Warnog, the first Star Trek themed beer to hit the U.S., will soon be available to Klingons — and Klingon fans — throughout the country. Tin Man Brewing of Evansville, Ind., brewed the beverage in partnership with the Federation of Beer.
Anheuser-Busch and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal on a five-year contract for workers at the beverage maker's 12 U.S. breweries. The deal is subject to ratification by the union members.
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi got a pay package worth $13.2 million last year, representing a 5 percent increase from the previous year. The pay bump was the result of a higher performance-based bonus, reflecting the company's improved financial results.
Pernod Ricard USA officials said bottling operations of Wild Turkey bourbon will move from Fort Smith, Ark., to Lawrenceburg, Ky., effective March 29. Pernod Ricard sold the Wild Turkey brand to Gruppo Campari in 2009, but continued to bottle the bourbon.
Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock. The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply problems, from drought in Brazil to disease on U.S. pig farms.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law allowing supermarket wine sales in the state. However, the earliest wine can be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores is the summer of 2016 — or a year later if they are located near an existing liquor store.
Starbucks plans to expand alcohol sales to "thousands of select stores" over the next several years. The chain first offered beer and wine after 4 p.m. at one of its Seattle cafes in 2010. "Starbucks Evenings" is now available in 26 cafes, with plans to reach 40 by the end of the year.
The famous Explorers Club in New York City has filed a lawsuit against Diageo, the parent company of Johnnie Walker, for using its name on a new whisky brand. Diageo's line of "Explorer's Club" whiskies was launched in duty-free-shops in late 2012.
Rohan Marley, son of legendary Reggae star Bob Marley, co-founded Marley Coffee, a brand dedicated to sustainable farming and social entrepreneurship. Rohan said he hopes to infuse the values he learned from his father into the business.
New Czech agriculture minister Marian Jurecka says that he has no plans to sell the Czech state-owned brewer Budvar, which has been fighting with beer giant Anheuser-Busch for longer than a century over the use of the "Budweiser" brand.
Oprah Winfrey appeared on stage at Starbucks' shareholders meeting on Wednesday to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at Teavana tea shops, which Starbucks recently bought.
Responding to Jack Daniel's opposition of proposed changes to a law defining Tennessee whiskey, competitor Diageo said it believes a single company should not be able to determine the definition of an entire beverage category. Diageo called Jack Daniel's actions "anti-competitive and protectionist."