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CLEAN Cause Names Former Red Bull Exec Peffer as President and CCO

Sparkling yerba mate beverage brand CLEAN Cause announced today that it has named former Red Bull executive Chad Peffer as its president and chief commercial officer, a move with an eye toward helping the brand scale operations in the coming months.

Report: Dunkin’ Brands In Sale Talks

Dunkin’ Brands has confirmed that it is in negotiations for a sale to Inspire Brands in a potential $8.8 billion deal, according to a report on Sunday in The New York Times.

Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. EDT: Talk Design Trends In the Age of COVID-19

We’ve got a great panel on hand, including trendologist Kara Nielsen, who is the director of food and beverage insights with WGSN, David Lemley, the president of branding firm Retail Voodoo, and Flashpoint Strategy Consulting founder Kate Ruffing.

Distribution Roundup: ROAR Organic Expands in 7-Eleven

ROAR Organic Expands in 7-Eleven; Harmless Harvest Launches Ecommerce; Jèn Collagen + Aloe Vera Drinks Grows Footprint; Lemon Perfect Enters Wegmans; Tractor Beverage Company Adds B.GOOD Locations

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 103: What Makes A ‘Hot’ Brand? It’s Personal.

Jing Gao, founder & CEO of Sichuan-inspired sauce and seasoning brand Fly By Jing, discussed the origins of her passion for Chinese food culture and why she set out to create a brand that could elevate consumers’ expectations for the cuisine’s flavors. She also spoke about how she managed a surge in demand in 2020 and how she addressed racist comments posted on the brand’s Instagram page.

Goldman: Coke Q3 Performance Encouraging

The Coca-Cola Company’s performance in Q3 has left Goldman Sachs Equity Research analysts encouraged by what they saw, with better-than-expected organic sales growth indicating a path to recovery in the months ahead.

Propel Immune Support Launch Kicks Off Year of Innovation for Brand

Now on the cusp of its 20th anniversary, Propel is preparing for its biggest year of innovation thus far. First up is the launch of Propel Immune Support, a two-SKU line of flavored waters that contain 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C and at least 30% of the daily value of zinc in each 20 oz. PET bottle.

Coke: On-Premise Challenges Offset Retail Sales Growth in Q3

Slumping on-premise accounts “more than offset” an increase in retail sales for The Coca-Cola Company during Q3 of this year, according to a company earnings report released today. Global case unit volume fell 4% in the quarter, while net revenues declined 9% year-over-year. Organic revenues fell 6% and operating income was down 8%

PBR, Infused Wines Among Vertosa Cannabis Beverage Partnerships For Fall 2020

Vertosa, a California-based cannabis infusion company specializing in emulsion technology, this month announced a slate of partnerships to develop THC-infused drinks with multiple beverage companies this fall, including beer maker Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) and sessionable tonic maker Cann.

Proper Wild Raises $3M Funding Round Ahead of C-Store Launch

The New York City-based brand, which markets a three-SKU line of natural energy shots featuring caffeine from green tea, is set to enter 12,000 c-store locations in Florida via DSD distribution over the course of the next six months, starting with a launch in 1,000 stores in November.

Bulletproof Announces Brand Refresh, New Cold Brew Line

Bulletproof 360 is launching redesigned packaging and a new line of cold brew lattes as the company targets nationwide, omnichannel retail expansion. The new packaging is aimed at streamlining the brand’s look and feel across all products, including beverages, food and supplements