Distributors, Retailers Seek to Add Labor, While Foodservice Declines

Even as the coronavirus has ground most of the U.S. economy to a near stop, food and beverage suppliers and retailers — deemed an essential business by state and federal governments — are running at full speed, and looking to expand.

Tattersall Distilling Releases Bottled Salty Dog

Tattersall Distilling announced the launch of its bottled Salty Dog, just in time for summer. On shelves now, Tattersall’s newest product distills real grapefruit peel, ginger and juniper with Tattersall vodka, before blending in fresh grapefruit juice and salt for a refreshingly bright and tart spirit.

Jones Soda: 7-Eleven Declines Drag on Q4, Full Year Revenue

Jones Soda reported revenue and gross profit declines during its Q4 and full year 2019 earnings report, released yesterday, driven by a 9% drop in its fountain business as the result of a decrease in the brand’s 7-Eleven store count. The Seattle-based craft soda maker reported $11.5 million in full year revenue, down 6% from $12.6 million the year before.

Watch: Adnan Durrani on Saffron Road’s Crisis Playbook

In a video call with BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman, Adnan Durrani, the CEO of American Halal, the maker of the Saffron Road line of meals and snacks, gave strategic insight into the challenges of operating a large food and beverage company during these chaotic times.

New Spirits Gallery: Vodka, Brandy, Tequila and RTD Cocktails

In this gallery, we highlight a selection of new ready-to-drink cocktail releases, including low sugar cocktail launches from XED, Well and Miami Cocktail Co., along with three new vodka expressions from Insolito and limited edition offerings from Van Gogh Vodka and Germain-Robin.

Spirits Feature: Breweries Diversify Through Distilleries

With an unprecedented level of competition in craft beer, many traditionally beer-centric businesses are choosing to diversify their portfolios and provide a wider range of options by adding distilling to their operations.