Why pecan pie potato chips spur grocery sales

Dec 3, 2013
Notice an abundance of peppermint and eggnog flavored foods at the grocery store this time of year? Here's why.
Posted In: holidays, Food, Christmas, beverages

Budweiser ties one on to boost sales

May 6, 2013
Bud releases a new can today shaped like a bow-tie and tests the theory that packaging alone can pay off.
Posted In: beverages, beer, Budweiser, packaging

A $10 billion coffee buy

Apr 12, 2013
German investment group JAB is buying Dutch company D.E. Master Blenders for nearly $10 billion.
Posted In: coffee, beverages

Maker's Mark backs down from plans to dilute bourbon

Feb 18, 2013
The company that owns Maker's Mark, the brand known for bottles that are hand-sealed with wax, is backing down from a decision to water down its whiskey.
Posted In: beverages, social media, alcohol

Proposed beer merger could hurt competition in U.S.

Jan 2, 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev's purchase of Grupo Modelo would make it an even bigger player in the U.S. beer market.
Posted In: beer, beverages, craft beer

Should caffeine levels in energy drinks be regulated?

Oct 25, 2012
The FDA already regulates how much caffeine can be added to soft drinks. New reports of five deaths of people who drank Monster energy drinks raises concern in the industry of FDA regulation.
Posted In: beverages, energy drink

How packaging impacts what beverages we buy

Sep 24, 2012
A familiar scenario: You're thirsty. You walk into the store to buy something to drink. But you're not exactly sure what you want, and you're inundated with choices.
Posted In: beverages, packaging, consumer behavior

Heineken bids on Southeast Asian brewer

Jul 20, 2012
Heineken has offered $6 billion to buy Asia Pacific Breweries, which makes Tiger beer. Their giant bid was meant to elbow out a play by a billionaire from Thailand and get a stronger hold on the Southeast Asian market.
Posted In: beverages, beer, emerging markets

Energy drinks a fast-growing beverage sector

May 1, 2012
So-called 'energy drinks' are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the drinks business. And now the Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola toyed with spending $14 billion for one brand -- Monster Energy. Coke denies any deal.
Posted In: energy drink, beverages

You are what you drink...

Jan 28, 2011
Whatever you call it -- soda, pop, cola -- it's hard to deny the simple pleasure of a cool, sugary, soft drink, despite how unhealthy it may be....
Posted In: beer, beverages, cola, four loko, maps, soda, states