Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery team up for a Guilty Pleasure coffee pale ale

Dunkin’ and Harpoon Brewery team up for a Guilty Pleasure coffee pale ale

With spring in the air across more of the US, it will soon be time for outdoor yard work and lounging by the pool, river, lake or ocean. In our view here at Tematica, nothing goes better with those activities than a cold one, and yes we are talking about beer. For those both under […]

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Nestlé takes its coffee upscale with Blue Bottle Coffee 

Nestlé takes its coffee upscale with Blue Bottle Coffee 

Over the last several quarters, we’ve witnessed larger breweries scoop up smaller, craft brewers with the goal of not only buying market share but also tapping into products that consumers are favoring. We are starting to see that happen in Big Food with Danone acquiring White Wave and now Nestle taking an interest in premium […]

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When $4 coffee is no longer enough, Starbucks brings out the Reserve

When $4 coffee is no longer enough, Starbucks brings out the Reserve

People used to think we were crazy for paying $3-$4 for a cup of Starbucks coffee, but it soon became what we call an Affordable Luxury/Guilty Pleasure. Now in order to perk up growth and recapture some of the company’s early magic it intends to roll out both a Reserve line and Reserve coffee bars. […]

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