CPG: Adult Beverage

Articles on CPGs in the adult beverage space.

  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including checkout free store milestones, startups focused on building in Web3, and the ongoing digitalisation of the fashion industry. Poundland Poundland has launched a suite of digital accessibility tools to support job applicants and workers with […]
  1. Department: Beverage
CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Yesterday we took note of a Boston Globe story about how youth organizers with the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, did significant market research and figured out that a grocery cart of items at their local Stop & Shop cost $34 more than the same products at the chain’s store in suburban […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Evri says that it has reduced its operational carbon emissions by nearly a third in the parcel delivery firm’s financial year to February 2023, as part of a wider investment in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.  This 31% reduction includes efficiency improvements, augmented use of renewable energy and other carbon emission elimination strategies, […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Advertising Age reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light brand, reeling from a series of public relations missteps that have sent its market share into an even greater decline that it was seeing before, announced a $200,000 donation to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The donation, according to Ad Age, extends “an existing partnership with […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
According to actor Keith David, “publicity is publicity, controversy and all that, it’s all good”. Most marketers and business leaders would probably disagree.  A lot of us like hearing about controversy, but we don’t necessarily want to be associated with it. If the news blacklisted our favorite clothing line, chances are we’d be less keen […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
Amazon is continuing to expand the reach of its Just Walk Out (JWO) cashierless checkout tech with a particular focus on events-based venues. Two Six Flags theme parks will feature new cashierless stores where fans can buy park essentials without waiting in line, and at the Coors Field stadium in Colorado, fans can now purchase […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Amazon One, Marks and Spencer, Walmart, and eBay. 1. Amazon One payments solution rolls out age verification with […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Target said it plans to remove some of the items it brought in to help customers celebrate Pride Month, and will move remaining displays to less visible parts of its stores, as it reacts to a backlash that caused some of its employees to feel unsafe. The […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and Design:Retail have unveiled the 2023 winners of the annual 40 Under 40 Awards, representing a dynamic and diverse class of executives who have contributed to industry progress.   The 40 Under 40 Awards have evolved to spotlight the personal and professional accomplishments of executives across the retail industry — from store design to CX […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said yesterday that it has added age verification its Amazon One palm-based biometric identification system. The addition means that adult customers ages 21 and over will be able to “purchase alcoholic beverages by simply hovering their palm over an Amazon One device, without digging into their wallets for a physical government-issued ID. Coors Field, […]
  1. CPG: Adult Beverage
Molson Coors Beverage Company has confirmed actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom as the new brand ambassador for Staropramen. Bloom, who will next be seen starring in Sony Pictures’ Gran Turismo on August 11 and A24’s Wizards!, will be featured in a new Staropramen TV ad this year. He also will soon begin production […]
  1. CPG: Beverage
The CPG Guys are joined by Bob Arnold, CEO of Q Mixers, which makes the world’s best carbonated mixers that are proudly served by discerning bars and restaurants across America, as well as sold in grocery and liquor stores nationwide. Follow  Bob Arnold on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-arnold-972a253/ Follow Q Mixers on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/q-mixers/Follow Q […]
  1. Data & Insights
Powered by Earnest’s Scanner Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) product dataset. Contact Sales for more details. The recent controversy surrounding Bud Light sent total purchases of the beer down 23% YoY in the four weeks ending April 27th, according to Earnest Scanner (CPG) data. Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch’s other major brand) purchases also declined 8% in the same […]
  1. Department: Beverage
BOSTON, April 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM), today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2023. Key results were: First Quarter 2023 Summary: Depletions decreased 6% and shipments decreased 7.6% Net revenue of $410.0 million…
  1. Corporate Strategy
Yesterday I went on a bit of a rant about the announcement that Alissa Heinerscheid, the Bud Light marketing VP who took a lot of heat for her attempt to broaden the brand’s appeal, has taken a leave of absence. I commented, in part: I want to get past the debate about whether Bud Light […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Molson Coors’ Staropramen brand has partnered with Everdure by Heston Blumenthal for a summer BBQ promotion. The activity sees Staropramen partner with world-famous chef Heston Blumenthal and his Everdure by Heston Blumenthal BBQ range, in a global campaign under the tag line ‘BBQ Like an Expert’. From 1st May, until the 30th of June, consumers […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
  1. Channel: Mass
  2. Channel: Mass
  3. Acquisitions, Divestitures & Mergers
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Retailer Media
  6. Shopper & Customer
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Owned Brands (Private Label)
From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  2. Trends & External Forces
  3. Stores & Formats
Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. ESG
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  4. Retailer Media
  5. Shopper & Customer
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]