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One ubiquitous effect of the pandemic has been forced self-reflection. In this fraught landscape and constant uncertainty, this has proven true for parents, doctors, small-business owners — you name it. It’s perhaps most profoundly true for those in the hospitality industry. With so many employees having been laid off, and so many more demands being made on the managers who are still working, people in the industry have had to take a hard look at themselves and ask some very tough questions. How do we pivot to meet the needs of today, let alone tomorrow? How do we prioritize our

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CORONA, Calif. (AP) _ Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $471.7 million.

The Corona, California-based company said it had profit of 88 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 62 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share.

The energy drink maker posted revenue of $1.2 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.13 billion.

For the year,

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Tired of hazy IPAs and cloudy natural wines? The answer: Makgeolli, a 2,000-year-old knuckleball of a drink from Korea.

“Makgeolli is an alternative to craft beer, natural wine and sake,” Alice Jun, co-founder of craft makgeolli brewery Hana Makgeolli says. “And really it’s at the intersection of those three categories.”

Makgeolli, pronounced “mahk-oh-lee,” is a lightly filtered rice-based drink that clocks in anywhere between 5 percent to 8 percent ABV. Usually sold for under $10, the rice-based drink is characterized by its milky-white appearance, full-bodied, slightly fizzy mouthfeel and a sweet, tangy flavor profile. In terms of price,

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A new research study out of the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Community Health Sciences has just been published by the American Journal of Public Health and addresses state preemption of local sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes, issuing an emerging public health threat. Assistant Professor Eric Crosbie examines commercial determinants of health and public health policy, specifically in industries like tobacco and food and beverage.

“The beverage industry is aggressively attempting to preempt sugar-sweetened beverage taxes at the state level to prevent the diffusion of progressive policies at the local level throughout the United States,” Crosbie,

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Vizzy Variety Pack #2

Molson Coors will launch four new flavors for its Vizzy Hard Seltzer on March 1 in a second variety pack. 

Vizzy Variety Pack #2 features four dual-fruit flavors, each with the hard seltzer’s signature antioxidant vitamin C from acerola superfruit: papaya passionfruit, blackberry lemon, watermelon strawberry and raspberry tangerine.

It will join Variety Pack #1, which includes pineapple mango, black cherry lime, blueberry pomegranate and strawberry kiwi. 

A 5% ABV can of Vizzy contains 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar.

Vizzy Lemonade is set to follow in April with four flavors: strawberry, peach, watermelon and

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There are several better-for-you drink options at the grocery store that aren’t loaded with added sugars. And thanks to a new survey, we know exactly what America considers the most innovative sports drink on the beverage aisle—Powerade Ultra!

The 13th annual Product of the Year Awards recently crowned winners in more than 40 different categories. After 40,000 shoppers voted, Powerade Ultra was crowned the top spot in the Sports Nutrition category. The zero-sugar beverage contains BCAAs and creatine to support muscle and strength building. It’s also loaded with electrolytes to help users replenish key minerals lost in sweat. (Related:

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