Coca-Cola has printed posters explaining the new rules, and a bowling lounge is squeezing carrot and beet juice as a potential substitute for pitchers of soda at family parties — all in preparation for the nation's first limit on the size of sugar-laden beverages, set to take effect Tuesday.
PepsiCo's global chief marketing officer is leaving the company less than a year after he got the newly created title. The Purchase, N.Y.-based company said Friday Salman Amin is leaving to become chief operating officer of S.C. Johnson's North American business. PepsiCo Inc. said a replacement would be announced soon.
The nation’s first limit on the size of sugar-laden beverages is set to take effect Tuesday in the city. Customers will no longer get 24-ounce tumblers of soda, since the new rule bars selling non-diet cola in cups, bottles or pitchers bigger than 16 ounces.
Green Mountain and Unilever North America have reached a deal that will make Lipton teas available for Keurig single-cup brewers. The Lipton hot and iced teas will be available in K-Cup and Vue packs in the U.S. and Canada starting this summer.
Heartland Distillers was one of the first new distillers to open in Indiana since Prohibition. After starting out with its small-batch vodka, its founders have added spirits flavored with Chai tea, espresso and chocolate, and cherry vanilla.
Although Boulevard Brewing Co.’s product range, distribution and legacy has grown since the 1989 founding of the company, the used equipment that started the company remained largely unchanged until recently when the company adopted a new palletizing solution.
Nine little letters on the back of the bottle set this rose wine apart from other fruits of the Provence grape harvest: Jolie-Pitt. The Miraval Rose 2012 was produced at the southern French estate of Chateau Miraval — property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society for professionals engaged in the science of food, food technology, and related areas in industry, academia, and government, announced that registration for the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2013 in Chicago July 13-16 at McCormick Place is now officially open.
Brown-Forman Corp.'s third-quarter net income rose 18 percent, mixing strong sales in the U.S. and abroad as the liquor producer reported another round of robust demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand and its higher-priced premium brands.
CNN Money tackles the case ot the watery beer, delving into a recent lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev. The lawsuit claims that the King of Beer is watering down its product in order to fortify its own profits. A-B InBev denies the claims.
An energy drink maker should consider several questions, in consultation with legal counsel, to assess its potential vulnerability to litigation. These questions will also be useful going forward, in helping to design marketing campaigns and packaging less likely to serve as the basis for consumer litigation.
Finding a can of regular Sprite in the United Kingdom is about to get difficult. Coca-Cola says it's replacing Sprite in the country with a version that uses the sweetener stevia and has 30 percent fewer calories. Sprite Zero, which doesn't have any calories, will also be available.
It is not surprising that this increased public attention on energy drinks has been accompanied by litigation. Four energy drink makers were served with personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits in the second half of 2012, and there are now numerous websites that solicit plaintiffs who claim to have suffered energy drink related injuries.
Grinding coffee for capsules, pods and pads is akin to walking a tight rope, in which the key to success is balance and control.
Idaho beer distributors are aiming to forbid beer brewers including giants Miller Coors and Anheuser-Busch Inbev from owning distributorships. The Idaho Beer and Wine Distributors Association's bill originally failed in the Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday.
Contributions totaling more than $364,000 have poured into lawmakers' campaign accounts over the past two years from liquor wholesalers, package stores and the beer industry — three groups that have traditionally opposed changing state law to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets.
From his pizza pub in San Antonio, Scott Metzger has built a modest business around brewing offbeat ales with names like Broken Treaty, eXXXtra Pale and End of the World. Now he wants to be known as a job creator. On Tuesday, he plans to go before the Texas Senate's Committee on Business and Commerce, which has agreed to consider legislation that would expand the market for craft beers.
A grandson of Freddy Heineken, the man who built the Dutch brewer into an international beer giant, will be the first of a new generation of Heineken heirs to take a place on the board of the brewer's holding company. Alexander de Carvalho, 28, is the oldest son of Heineken's daughter, Charlene de Carvalho.
The world's largest bourbon producer is dipping into moonshining's colorful past to create its own batches of white whiskey. Beam Inc.'s newest spirit is called Jacob's Ghost in honor of Jacob Beam, founding distiller of its flagship Jim Beam brand. Jacob's Ghost resembles the potent concoction that flowed from the pioneering whiskey-maker's still in the 1790s or from a moonshiner's still today.
To celebrate the state's craftsmanship and the destinations where it's nurtured, breweries, hotels, restaurants and other businesses combine forces with the North Carolina Brewers Guild and North Carolina Division of Tourism for the inaugural North Carolina Beer Month, April 2013.
With sales approaching a record $200 billion, the adult beverage industry continued on its growth path in 2012 despite a challenging economic environment. The trends in spirits, wine and beer prove yet again that Americans are embracing adult beverages as appropriate accompaniments to food and socializing.
Coca-Cola Co. gave Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent a pay package worth $21.6 million last year, as the world's biggest beverage maker navigated shifting drinking habits in the U.S. and sold more of its drinks overseas. The compensation is up from the $21.2 million Kent received in 2011.
Monster Beverage is hitting back at a lawsuit alleging its energy drinks were responsible for the death of a 14-year-old Maryland girl, saying that no blood test was performed to confirm that the girl died of "caffeine toxicity." The disclosures come amid intensifying scrutiny of energy drinks and their caffeine levels.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Budweiser, is hitting back after a class action lawsuit was filed against the company in several states alleging that it waters down its beers. Anheuser-Busch InBev took out newspaper ads touting its involvement in relief work with the Red Cross, providing drinking water in the wake of natural disasters.
The maker of Budweiser is using splashy newspaper ads to poke fun at a lawsuit that alleges its beer is watered down. In full-page ads in 10 U.S. newspapers on Sunday, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Anheuser-Busch InBev shows one of the 71 million cans of drinking water it has sent to the American Red Cross and other relief organizations responding to disasters.