Brand ‘Turns The Page’ On Bolt24. Retains Watermelon Juice, Sea Salt
February 23, 2022
Gatorade will officially announce tomorrow the introduction of a new electrolyte drink called Gatorade Fit, which began reaching store shelves nationally this month. Gatorade Fit targets “nutritionally discerning athletes,” who avoid ...
Margin Discussion Likely Lynchpin for Retailers, Independent Bottlers
February 23, 2022
PepsiCo is considering shifting Gatorade to direct store delivery (DSD) for large format stores in the US following successful market tests, the company has confirmed to BD. “We’ve done some tests,” CFO Hugh Johnston said in an interview. “The tests have been pretty successful.” He added that a decision about whether to go wider and
Canopy Growth Chief Innovation Officer Julian Cohen says the company views cannabis as a consumer product, just like beverages and snacks. He sees an opportunity for cannabis to play in a “beneficial” beverage space in which cannabis and other functional ingredients such as vitamins, antioxidants and adaptogens are blended to “deliver on the promise of what we call total mood management.” In a separate interview, Canopy Chief Product Officer Tara Rozalowsky provided an update on the company’s US business and Quatreau’s launch.
Niagara Executive Anticipates ‘Relentless’ Cost Pressure Through 2022
November 17, 2021
Retail pricing has remained elevated this year for non-carbonated beverage categories tracked by BD. During the first nine-months of this year, all categories in the table on page 3 outpaced 2020 pricing at retail. This year’s pricing gains have been..
Repole and BA Executive Team to Guide Business as Separate Entity
November 1, 2021
Coca-Cola has paid $5.6 Billion to take full control of BodyArmor, securing the growing sports drink asset for Coke and its bottlers and setting up a likely expansion of the brand overseas. The deal announced ...
Hemp Rockstar, Plant-Based Starbucks Energy, Snapple Elements Reboot
October 12, 2021
This year’s NACS trade show in Chicago offered an early glimpse at innovation being sold into US convenience channel retailers for 2022. This story includes a BD slideshow of products featured at the show by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Monster. Below are select highlights based on details provided by the companies and NACS....