Beverage Forum attendees have spoken. The audience at the 20th annual global beverage conference in New York City have selected Joia All Natural Soda, 12NtM Sparkling Beverages and Purple Grace ready-to-drink tea as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, respectively, in the Forum's inaugural Innovation Zone new beverage showcase.
SABMiller PLC Thursday said it is prioritizing cost savings, price increases and sales of premium lager across emerging markets, but the brewer's annual profit fell. Developing beer economies support global brewers as Western beer markets struggle, but SAB Miller has also warned of slowing economic growth in key Latin American markets. (Fox Business)
Britvic is to close its factory in Chelmsford, the city where the company was founded in the 19th Century, as part of plans to cut hundreds of jobs. The closure of the Fruit Shoot and J20 fruit drinks plant will result in about 230 job losses. (BBC News)
Red Jacket Orchards, a third generation family owned orchard with an advanced Kosher and L.E.E.D certified "green" juice facility, now offers direct-from-the orchard juices at Tops Friendly Markets. "For decades we've been crafting our fresh, cold-pressed juice and simply wowing consumers with a delicious and healthy option that's otherwise not available in juice," commented Brian Nicholson, a third generation owner of Red Jacket. "We believe great flavor and nutrition happen naturally if you keep it simple and respect the fruit. We're excited to partner with Tops Markets across New York and northern Pennsylvania."
Terrapin Beer Co. is bringing a new shape to shelves with the release of RecreationAle, the company's first offering to be packaged in 12 oz. cans. This is the second addition to its year-round line-up in 2013, bringing the total number of beers available regardless the season up to five. RecreationAle, a hopped-up session ale, is Terrapin's nod to all things recreational. With RecreationAle in cans, trailblazers everywhere will be able to easily take along great craft beer without fear of breakage.Added benefits are a lightweight, compact container (bag space is limited!) and the practicing of good karma—cans are convenient to recycle.