Plus, Brewer Signs Deal to Distribute Coca-Cola Topo Chico Hard Seltzer
September 24, 2020
Late last year, Molson Coors replaced “Brewery” with “Beverage” in the company’s name as it looked to expand beyond alcohol “to other growth adjacencies.” Eleven months later, the company has taken the first product-related steps...Includes an infographic illustrating Molson Coors’ emerging non-alcoholic beverage activity. (PLUS: Story updated 10/1/20 with developments since original publication.)
A sports drink brand backed by cannabis producer Canopy Growth and with potential access to the beer distribution network of Constellation Brands is preparing to launch its first ready-to-drink product next month. Toronto-based BioSteel Sports Nutrition, known for its powdered pink beverage, wants to...
Legal Terrain Remains Rocky as C-Store Industry Previews Green Rush
October 15, 2019
Convenience store retailers are among those looking to better understand the hectic and uncertain US market for CBD-infused beverages. A raft of CBD products from ready-to-drink coffees to relaxation shots have flooded the market since Congress legalized industrial hemp production late last year, even though the FDA hasn’t legalized CBD for use in foods and beverages. To help store owners make better sense of the market, the convenience store trade group NACS hosted CBD workshops and a “CBD Pavilion” at the organization’s annual trade show, held this year in Atlanta. The CBD display area was a first for NACS. Underscoring the challenges of the emerging category, the CBD Pavilion ...
A photo gallery with this story catalogs the 25 beverage products on display at NACS’ CBD Pavilion.
This year's NACS trade show in Atlanta, with exhibits that covered the space of almost two football fields, offered a first look at innovation being sold into retailers for 2020. The products pictured are some of the newest innovations from Coke, PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper and Nestle. These products mostly launch late this year and early next year.