Longtime Coca-Cola board director Ron Allen will retire from the post in April after 29 years and six CEOs; Allen was formerly the Chairman and CEO of Delta Airlines in Coke’s hometown, Atlanta … Coca-Cola North America has named Brazil Marketing VP
PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta has joined the board of directors for credit card company Visa … Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was recently honored with a portrait in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery along with dignitaries including Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos...
Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman said he’s leaving the organic beverage company he founded almost 22 years ago. In a Nov. 14 blog post, Goldman said he will step down as TeaEO Emeritus of Honest at the end of this year to focus on a new venture
McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has resigned after acknowledging a consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy. The executive also resigned from Walmart’s board of directors. He was replaced by former PepsiCo and Kraft Heinz executive
Ritual Zero Proof Co-founder Marcus Sakey Discusses Burgeoning Category. ‘Mad Cooking,’ Not ‘Mad Science.’
October 15, 2019
In 2015, UK-based Seedlip pioneered a now small but fast-growing category of distilled non-alcoholic drinks that mimic spirits. Sometimes referred to as “alternative spirits,” these drinks have tapped into the growing consumer desire for low- or no-alcohol bar choices. The alternative spirits category is far less defined in the US, which is why startup Ritual Zero Proof caught our attention after its launch last month. According to co-founder and crime novelist Marcus Sakey, Ritual soon will announce “significant” funding from a strategic investor. We reached out to Sakey to learn more about the category. The following interview is edited for clarity and space...