Polar Beverages is rolling out a new beverage line known as Seltzer'ade, which infuses lemon and lime flavors into the company's sugar-free sparkling waters. The products come in five flavors, including Raspberry Pink Lemonade and Tart Cherry Limeade.
Dean Foods Co. is continuing to diversify beyond its core milk business, underscored by its recent acquisition of Friendly's Ice Cream and its upcoming debut of a bottled iced coffee drink, as well as an interest in future acquisitions. "Folks who have a business to sell know that they can call us and it's not a wasted phone call," said CEO Ralph Scozzafava.
Beverage developers should rank color psychology as important as flavor or nutrition in the development process, said Emina Goodman of Sensient Colors, who noted that natural colors are becoming increasingly important to consumers.
PepsiCo said Thursday it hopes an "Uncle Drew" movie will expand on the viral success of the character played by NBA star Kyrie Irving for the brand since 2012. The Creators League, PepsiCo's internal production unit, is partnering with Temple Hill Entertainment to produce the film, characterized by a PepsiCo rep as a "Blues Brothers-meets-love-of-basketball film."
A story about Tyson Foods' management changes won big with SmartBrief readers this week, as did news of Snyder's-Lance's new snack product introductions. Also among the top 10 stories this week were news about the 2017 Product of the Year award winners and the debut of Bolthouse Farms' premium salad dressing line.