Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

Kvass-Based Soft Drink Launching in U.S.

Pure Ally is introducing Kwass’Up, a malted non-alcoholic beverage, to the U.S. market. Pure Ally says this unusual soft drink, made with only natural flavors, contains less sugar and calories than traditional sodas and sports drinks. "Kwass’Up has been described by testers as “far more refreshing” than typical soft drinks," the company says.


J.J. Taylor Expands Reach

J.J. Taylor, Minnesota's largest beer distributor, announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Chisago Lakes Distributing for an undisclosed price in a deal that expands Taylor's geographic distribution area and its brand portfolio. (Star Tribune)


Constellation Brands Goes Mobile for Holidays

Constellation Brands will utilize push notification and sponsorship features through the Hello Vino mobile platform to deliver rich contextual messages and assist shoppers with wine purchase decisions at the point-of-sale. (WSJ MarketWatch)