Beverages

Beverages

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  • Beverage variety is key to healthy hydration

    Balanced Calorie Initiative is helping drive a boon of healthier choices in the beverage aisle.
  • Pandemic shakes up beverage choices

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its associated effects, such as stockpiling, home seclusion and channel shifts, have had a sizable impact on the trajectory of all non-alcoholic drinks categories in 2020.
  • Mintel reveals three key trends for food and beverages

    2021 will see food and drink companies create solutions catering to mental and emotional wellbeing; be challenged to respond to new definitions of “trust,” “quality” and “essential”; and cater to a growing desire to be part of a community.
  • Coca-Cola Canada makes changes to its sales team

    With its senior vice-president of sales Scott Lindsay retiring at the end of next month, Coca-Cola Canada has made changes to its executive roster.
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  • Coca-Cola recovery continues as it grows leaner in pandemic

    Coca-Cola measured gradual improvement in the third quarter as it focused on emerging leaner from the global pandemic.
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  • PepsiCo Beverages to distribute Evian in Canada

    PepsiCo Beverages Canada and Danone Waters of America (DWA), the U.S.
  • Molson and Hexo backed cannabis drinks company launches five new brands

    Competition in the cannabis beverage market is due to heat up as a company backed by Molson Coors Canada launches a group of pot drinks brands over the next few months.
  • Consumer insights: Coping through food

    As Canadians entered 2020, they could not have foreseen what the new decade would bring.
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  • Consumers thirsty for better-for-you beverages 

    The opportunity is at hand to translate c-store strengths—diverse channel affiliations, large refrigerated and ambient shelf-space, and deep category knowledge—into the taking of a bigger slice of the pie.
  • Caffeinated energy drinks boost sales

    At just 2% to 3% of the market, energy drink sales represent a small but mighty segment of the Canadian beverage market.
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  • British Columbia implements tax on carbonated beverages

    Starting on Canada Day, British Columbia will add provincial sales tax to all carbonated beverages that contain sugar.The new rules span bottled and canned soda, as well as beverages dispensed through soda fountains, soda guns and vending machines.Finance Minister Carole James announced in her budget last week that the 7% provincial sales tax will takes effect on July 1 and is expected to generate $27 million in revenues in the 2020-2021 budget year.Belgium, United Kingdom, Mexico, Chile, France, Portugal, Norway and Hungary charge an excise tax of 20% on such drinks, while eight cities in the United States also levy sugar taxes, including Berkeley, Calif., where a University of California study published last year in the American Journal of Public Health found sugar-drink consumption was down almost 52% in some neighbourhoods and water consumption was up 29%.The B.C.
  • Molson, Hexo to launch six pot beverage brands

    The joint venture between beer giant Molson Coors and pot producer Hexo Corp.