U.S. Cities Seek to Tax Sugary Beverages

Beverage Industry analysts fear that a tax increase on sugar-sweetened beverages will discourage consumers from purchasing and consuming soft-drinks and other sugary beverages. As a number of cities across the U.S. begin to wage war against soft drinks, industry analysts fear that the new attention being placed on these sugar-sweetened beverages may threaten their sales.

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Craft Claims Gain Favor in Alcoholic Beverage Market

More than half of American alcohol consumers believe that craft alcohol brands are of better quality than big brands. New research from Mintel has revealed that craft alcoholic beverages are rapidly gaining global popularity. Not only have craft beer brands become highly sought after, but craft spirits are also on the rise. Indeed, new research

Starbucks Takes the Reigns of the Cold Coffee Market

Starbucks is heating up the competition in the cold coffee market, just in time for summer. Starbucks Corp. has laid the foundation for a new “cold bar” of coffee and espresso products, with the introduction of a new line-up of cold beverages. Affirming the company’s investment in the cold coffee category, this new menu focuses

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Exclusive Summer Refreshments

Dunkin’ Donuts fans in New England will have access to low calorie, fruity refreshments this summer. Dunkin’ Donuts stores throughout the six New England states are providing a new way for customers to quench their thirst this summer, with the launch of new Fruited Iced Teas. These new innovative beverages feature a fruity twist on

Rutter’s Upgrades Blending System

Through a partnership with f’real foods, Rutter’s plans to install more than 80 B4 blenders. Rutter’s Farm Stores has partnered with f’real foods to upgrade its blending system. The partnership began as a test in 2008 and has since become a foundational offering in Rutter’s stores. Rutter’s announced it will be replacing its f’real first-generation

Bottled Water Gains Popularity

As consumers continue to grow more health conscious, bottled water is rising above other major beverage categories. A recent report from the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corp. (BMC), has revealed that, in 2015, the sales and consumption of bottled water had risen significantly from the previous year. Additionally, the

Growth Expected in Alcoholic Beverage Market

A new report from Research and Markets has revealed the key growth drivers in the alcoholic beverage market. A new report has been added to the Research and Markets report offering. The new report, “Alcoholic Beverage Market in the US 2016-2020,” covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the alcoholic beverage market from

New Sparkling Water Flavors

DASANI has introduced two new flavors to the DASANI Sparkling line, and has debuted a new look for the brand. The lineup of DASANI Sparkling flavors – lime, berry, black cherry and lemon – is now joined by two tasty new varieties: raspberry lemonade and tropical pineapple. The new flavor launch coincides with the introduction […]

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Enhance Flavor with Tea

Oregon Chai has introduced a number of exciting tea flavors to help make incorporating this multifaceted ingredient into more food and beverage items easier than ever. As tea popularity continues to increase, chefs are becoming increasingly more creative with this ingredient. From tea lattes or cambrics to baked goods and cocktails, take advantage of this […]

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Refreshment For Kids

Summer’s coming, which means kids’ activity levels are about to soar. Fruit Shoot is refreshment on-the-go and offers a hydrating fruit juice drink for kids. In addition to its five flavors, Fruit Shoot is adding Pink Lemonade to its line-up of fruit juice drinks in July. Fruit Shoot will keep active kids moving, with no […]

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Flavored Sparkling Water

Just in time for spring, VOSS Water of Norway has just added two refreshing delicious flavors to its sparkling water lineup: Lemon Cucumber and Tangerine Lemongrass. The team at VOSS conducted extensive research and created two all-natural flavors that are delicious on their own or would be the perfect complement to a variety of spirits. […]

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Heat Up Beverage Sales

This summer, capture new sales from customers attracted to a sugar-free, lower-calorie slushies with Crystal Light Frozen. Two on-trend flavors—Cherry Lime and Lemonade—are available now. Both offer refreshing appeal through the summer heat and year-round. Plus, adding Crystal Light Frozen to your beverage program is effortless, as it works with any standard Granita machine. Just […]

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Global Milk Market Anticipates Growth

New flavor options and packaging innovation are among the factors that are expected to drive growth in the global milk market. A new research study from Technavio has revealed that the global fresh milk market is poised to reach $1.94 billion in revenue by 2020. The report, “Global Fresh Milk Marker 2016-2020” offers an in-depth

Is the Dairy Milk Market in Trouble?

Dairy milk is struggling to gain favor over non-dairy substitutes among consumers. New research from Mintel has revealed that the U.S. dairy milk market has declined in recent years. This decrease in the dairy milk market is being attributed to negative health perceptions, reductions in retail prices and exports and the growing number of non-dairy

Convenience Store Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sales Up

Wells Fargo has reported overall positive beverage industry trends. A new report from Wells Fargo has revealed that, as retailers continue to benefit from strong in-store sales, convenience store non-alcoholic beverages experienced strong growth (+6.6%) in the first quarter of 2016. Wells Fargo recently conducted a survey of beverage retailers representing over 15,000 convenience store

Beer Variety Pack

HEINEKEN USA has announced the return of its Beers of Mexico variety pack. This spring, limited-edition Dos Equis Azul – a blend of signature golden wheat lager and blue agave – will once again join Dos Equis Lager, Tecate and Sol, to create a medley of taste experiences, perfect for social gatherings and party occasions. […]

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Ice Cream Coffee Creamer

International Delight has announced the return of Cold Stone Sweet Cream-flavored creamer. This summertime favorite is a seasonal flavor that adds a rich, creamy indulgence to coffee and brings to mind the taste of fresh, homemade ice cream. Consumers look for choices when it comes to crafting their perfect cup of coffee and 81% are […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts Rewards New App Users

There are so many ways for Dunkin’ Donuts fans to earn free beverages through the brand’s mobile app. From April 14-21, Dunkin’ Donuts customers can earn extra points towards free beverages by enrolling in the DD Perks Rewards program. Customers who join during the promotion period need only use the special code “STARS” to earn

A Good Night’s Sleep

6 Hour Sleep has introduced a new drug-free, pure sleep supplement – 6 Hour Sleep. This new supplement is packed with 12 proven sleep-promoting ingredients, including chamomile, valerian root and melatonin—a combination so powerful the company is calling it a Sleep Synergy Blend. These nutrients and minerals engage with your bodies’ rhythms, easing you to […]

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Celebrating National Beer Day

Lager represents the country’s most popular beer style. Thursday, April 7 is National Beer Day—an actual holiday marking the end of Prohibition in 1933, allowing people to buy and drink beer in public. To celebrate, Let’s Grab a Beer created a “Brewnited States” Beer heatmap showing beer styles that are exceptionally popular across the USA,

Redesigned Tea Collection

Sparkling Ice has launched a new packaging design for its great tasting, zero-calorie, Sparkling Ice tea product line. As part of the new packaging design debut, Sparkling Ice will also merge its current Sparkling Ice Lemonade with Tea product into the redesigned tea collection, now called “Sparkling Ice Half & Half.” The beverage line is […]

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Sparkling Juice Drinks

Minute Maid has introduced new Minute Maid Sparkling, a line of great-tasting, low-calorie fizzy juice drinks made with real fruit juice and natural flavors. Minute Maid Sparkling is now available nationwide in four delicious flavors: Fizzy Lemonade, Mixed Berry, Tropical Citrus and Fruit Punch. The sleek 16.9 fluid ounce bottles have just 30-40 calories per […]

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How to Heat Up Frozen Beverage Sales

Frozen dispensed beverages are more than a cup of flavored ice. Slushes can make c-stores a hot destination for customer traffic, pushing up margin and incremental sales. By D. Gail Fleenor, Contributing Editor Convenience store operators are adding to their frozen beverage offerings in anticipation of summer 2016 and beyond. Unit sales of slushes have

Hard Cider Summer Flavor

Strongbow Hard Apple Cider is celebrating the start of summer with the launch of an all new flavor and the new Made for Ice program. Joining the lineup of award-winning Strongbow flavors is new, Strongbow Cherry Blossom Hard Cider. This exciting addition to the family delivers cut-through refreshing taste with cherry blossom and red fruit […]

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Craft Soda Relaunch

The Coca-Cola Co. announced the relaunch of Hansen’s and Blue Sky craft sodas at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., on March 11. The sodas are being relaunched with new branding and fresh packaging. Hansen’s Sodas has debuted a throwback logo and glass packaging that nods to the brand’s 40-year roots in Southern […]

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