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  1. To further complement its commitment to eliminate single-use, nonbiodegradable straws and stirrers from the beverage business, New York-based Pernod Ricard USA is collaborating with New York-based LOLIWARE and its co-founders Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker to reimagine the cocktail consumption experience through the use of the recently launched LOLISTRAW, a hypercompostable fully edible straw.

  2. The health-and-wellness movement and consumer demand for clean-label functional beverages is driving usage for the spicy, zesty taste of ginger in functional beverages
  3. SONIC’s Drive-In, Oklahoma City, is blending creamy ice cream and decadent cookies into one shake. Part of SONIC’s Summer Nights event, guests can purchase SONIC’s new Cookie Jar Shakes for half-price after 8 p.m. every night, the company says.

  4. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based The Double Cola Co. announced the return of Tropical SKI, a carbonated soft drink (CSD) known for its bright blue color. The limited-edition flavor will return this month in select market in the Midwest and Southeast, including Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky.

  5. First impressions and drawing consumers in through vibrant packaging, eco-friendly shapes, smaller pack sizes and tactile experiences are galvanizing the beverage market.

  6. Filling equipment manufacturers are developing products that support safe, hygienic beverage filling operations while avoiding product and square footage waste
  7. When you look at the U.S. spirits market, consumers continue to turn to the whiskey/bourbon segment in large numbers. It stands to reason that the readers of Beverage Industry also might be taken with the spirit segment.

  8. The Membrane Technology Forum will take place on June 5-7 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN. The Forum, backed by Dairy Foods magazine and American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), is the premier live event in the commercial membrane and membrane technology sector.

  9. Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced last year’s most successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) launches in its 2017 New Product Pacesetters report, the CPG industry-recognized benchmark analysis of exceptional first-year new product sales success.

  10. Stella Artois, a brand of Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, introduced Joie de Bière, a new campaign that urges consumers not to let life and all its modern distractions get in the way of savoring the moments that matter. 

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