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  1. Riff Cold Brew has expanded its Alter Ego line of cold-brew teas that are made from up-cycled coffee fruit (cascara).

  2. As part of ongoing efforts to support communities around the world amid the impact of COVID-19, The Starbucks Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Seattle-based Starbucks Corp., announced it is donating more than $3 million to support community response efforts globally.

  3. As efforts accelerate worldwide to provide relief from the ravages of COVID-19, Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by this virus.

  4. Sneakz Organic has introduced Meal2Grow, a nutritional shake designed kids.

  5. During his lifetime, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had a bevy of statements that have been used to inspire entrepreneurs across the globe. One that is commonly referenced is when he stated, “I want to put a ding in the universe.” In the beverage industry, innovators are leaving their mark by creating a more convenient universe through new product development.
  6. As bars and restaurants close their doors or move services to drive-up, pick-up or deliver-only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the global on-premise food and beverage industry is reeling with the repercussions.
  7. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, an operating unit of The Boston Beer Co., has joined forces with Belgium’s Brouwerij RODENBACH to release Vibrant P’Ocean, a 4.7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) blended sour ale.

  8. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced that it will transition the IFT20 Annual Event and Food Expo, slated for July 12-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, to a virtual event experience. The move comes in an effort to prioritize the health and safety of participants and the broader community throughout current and anticipated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. House of Saka released Saka PINK, which is crafted from 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes picked from vineyards within California’s Napa Valley.

  10. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Miami and Dallas, announced it has launched an online hub for trade customers, providing timely updates and important resources to help businesses in the hospitality industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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