The grains complex could get a boost thanks to... Coca-Cola?

Coca-Cola says alcoholic beverages are in the “experimentation bucket.”

A soft drink giant could give a boost to the grains complex.

Coca-Cola is testing out a greater role in the alcoholic beverage industry. It already has one toe dipped in the water, partnering with Molson Coors for a hard seltzer, but the big trend now is ready-to-drink cocktails.

“When you look into consumer trends, this is a very interesting space for us as consumers are clearly moving into that space. We see a lot of potentials. We are still learning,” Manuel Arroyo, the company’s global chief merchandising officer.

That category is expected to grow about 13 percent a year through 2030.

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