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KDP: Q2 Net Sales ‘Strong’ Despite COVID Headwinds

Despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) reported strong growth in its business during Q2, with the company’s diversified, omnichannel strategy helping offset significant losses in impacted channels, according to an earnings report this morning.

‘Body’ Building: KDP, Jake Steinfeld Team Up On Nutrition Platform

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and Body by Jake -- the brand platform run by fitness guru Jake Steinfeld -- have teamed with L.A. Libations to launch Don’t Quit!, a line of better-for-you meal replacement drinks that will compete in the adult nutrition aisle.

Coca-Cola to Launch Topo Chico Hard Seltzer in 2021

Coca-Cola is planning to use the Topo Chico brand as a platform to extend into the booming hard seltzer category, the company announced today. In a statement published on its website, Coca-Cola stated that it is “committed to exploring new products in dynamic beverage categories, including hard seltzer.”

SprintToSuccess S1E4: Packaging Design

In this week's episode, you’ll see how we evolve our exploratory designs into the moment of truth - packaging, or as we like to think of it, the brand-in-hand. This is the moment where all the parts and pieces, from strategy to communication to competing at shelf, come together into an easy and understandable form for the consumer.

Polar Seals Nationwide Seltzer Distribution Pact With KDP

Massachusetts-based Polar Beverages has secured a long-term manufacturing and distribution agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) for its 35-SKU line of seltzer products, the companies announced today.

Brand Leaders Discuss Race and Business in Online Talk Series

As many in the food and beverage community this summer have embraced the Black Lives Matter movement and the drive to recognize Black-owned brands, a group of entrepreneurs and brand leaders is seeking to keep the conversation going online.

CBD: Brightfield Report Warns of “Extinction Event” for Some Brands

The economic fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic represents an “extinction event” for many brands in the emerging CBD space, according to a new report on the state of the U.S. CBD market from Chicago-based intelligence firm Brightfield Group.

Cloud Water Looks Beyond CBD With Immunity Line

Seeking to expand its platform as a functional beverage company, New York-based Cloud Water is innovating beyond CBD with a new line of immunity boosting beverages launching this fall. Cloud Water +Immunity will be available in three flavors: Blood Orange and Coconut; Grapefruit, Mint and Basil; and Blackberry, Lemon and Rosemary.

Watch Office Hours: The COVID CEO’s Survival Handbook

Welcoming questions and supplying stories from his own extensive experiences as a founder and CEO, Skae will speak to the BevNET and NOSH community from the perspective of someone who has worked to be nimble and creative -- to help companies punch above their weight class -- no matter the circumstances.

NewAge Agrees to Merger With Direct Selling Co. ARIIX, Four Others

Continuing its expansion into the global marketplace, Colorado-based New Age Beverages Corp. entered this week into a definitive agreement to acquire Utah-based multi-level marketing company ARIIX and four other international brands, bringing the company’s pro forma revenues to over $500 million with a footprint in 75 countries.