How Weather and Fuel Prices Are Affecting The Beverage Industry

The beverage industry has reported substantial growth in recent months. A recent survey from Wells Fargo Securities has revealed strong growth in c-store non-alcoholic beverage sales for the fourth quarter, and good weather and decreasing fuel prices appear to have helped grow sales. The Wells Fargo survey, the “Beverage Buzz,” which represents over 15,000 c-store

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Protein-Infused Water

Miami Bay Beverage Co. (MBB) has teamed up with Polar Beverage to grow distribution of MBB’s trimino protein-infused water throughout New England. With seven grams of whey protein, 100% B-complex vitamins and essential amino acids, trimino has been achieving strong performance in a category that’s growing aggressively as the consumer’s awareness of the benefits and desire for protein […]

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Nitro Beer

Samuel Adams has launched the new Nitro Project which features a new line of Nitro Beers. In its new line, Samuel Adams has added Nitrogen to the four traditional beer ingredients – water, malt, hops and yeast – an in place of carbonation. Water. Malt. Hops. Yeast. These are the four traditional ingredients in beer. […]

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Wine Varieties

E. & J. Gallo Winery has introduced Dark Horse California Chardonnay and Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark Horse California Chardonnay delights with abundant aromas of baked apple and pear, layered with notes of toasted oak and caramel. The rich, luxurious flavors of this Chardonnay are nicely complemented by a refreshingly crisp acidity, culminating in a […]

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Coffee-Flavored IPA

Rogue Ales has introduced the new Cold Brew IPA. This collision of bold flavors features Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Cold Brew Coffee blended with an IPA made using Rogue Farms hops for a unique interplay of hops and coffee flavors. Opening with a huge hit of rich coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop […]

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NFL Character Cups

Party Animal Inc. has released the new TeenyMates Big Sip 16-ounce character cup. This new cup features a unique 3D NFL character design available in a variety of team uniforms. Each Big Sip is BPA Free and made with 100% safe materials. Straw and stop cap are included. For More Information From Party Animal Inc. (800) 456-0145 […]

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Edgy Hard Ciders

Angry Orchard has introduced Orchard’s Edge, a new cider project that features ciders inspired by unexpected ingredients and aging processes. The first two new ciders in the Orchard’s Edge series are Knotty Pear and The Old Fashioned. Both will be available year-round beginning in February. The ciders are both aged on American oak and feature […]

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Pre-Measured Coffee Tabs

Folger’s has recently introduced the new Folgers Perfect Measures coffee tabs. These new tabs are made of 100% pure ground coffee compressed into a tab that measures out a perfect scoop of coffee (one coffee tab equals one tablespoon-sized scoop) and is just as fresh as ground. Folgers Perfect Measures coffee tabs take the guesswork […]

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Hemp-Based Energy Shot

FBEC Worldwide has announced the launch of WolfShot, a new, hemp-based energy shot endorsed and branded by one of the cannabis industry’s most recognizable names, The Wolf of Weed Street. WolfShot holds a proprietary blend of herbal ingredients including hemp-infused natural fruit extracts, probiotics, amino acids and caffeine. The product officially launched for retail distribution […]

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Samuel Adams to Release New White Ale

The city that tweets the most about the weather will receive a Cold Snap party from Samuel Adams. A new Belgian-style unfiltered White Ale called the The Sam Adams Cold Snap has hit the market. This new brew is perfect for snapping out of the cold weather funk with a bright snap of seasonal citrus, fruit

How to Create a Successful Tea Menu

A report from Packaged Facts has revealed the most important factors that influence consumers’ restaurant tea purchases. The recent report from Packaged Facts, Foodservice Tea Market Trends in the U.S., has predicted that tea sales will experience growth through 2015 and beyond. American restaurants have built an empire on the strength of consumer demand for coffee;

Liquid Birthday Cake

As part of a year long celebration of the company’s 2oth birthday, Jones Soda Co. has introduced a Limited Edition Birthday Cake flavored beverage. Like many Jones’ sodas, this Limited Edition soda is made with real pure cane sugar, but in keeping with ever-evolving consumer preferences, Birthday Cake Soda, along with the rest of the […]

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Super Electrolyte Water

Ionic has introduced new Ionic Sportwater, the first super electrolyte water. The water has no sodium, no sugar, no calories and no other additives. Unlike other top market bottled water brands, Ionic Sportwater has been naturally infused with functional levels of electrolytes to vastly increase its hydration power. Ionic Sportwater is clear and refreshing, with […]

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Grab & Go Probiotics

GoodBelly is making it even easier to achieve optimum digestive health with its new Grab&Go probiotic drinks. The perfect solution to maintaining digestive health on-the-go, GoodBelly’s new 15.2-ounce beverages tout the same well-researched and highly-efficacious probiotic strain used in the brand’s existing lineup, Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, which can withstand the stomach’s acidic environment allowing it […]

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Organic Orange Juices

Uncle Matt’s Organic has introduced two new organic juices—Orange Turmeric and Reduced-Calorie Orange Coconut—which are now shipping nationwide to retailers. Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Turmeric and Orange Coconut juices contain the probiotic GanedenBC30, which contains over one billion colony forming units (CFUs) per eight-ounce serving, and supports a healthy digestive and immune system. MegaFood, a […]

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Energy Drinks Moving Forward

Energy drinks continue to show vigor as the segment fills the gap created by fizzling carbonated soft drink sales. The question is: can energy sales continue to climb? By D. Gail Fleenor, Contributing Editor Energy drinks continue to grab more space in convenience store coolers. According to c-store data from IRI, a Chicago-based market research

Wells Fargo Offers Beverage Market Insight

The beverage market has experienced mixed results across the separate categories. A new report from Wells Fargo Securities has revealed the state of the carbonated soft drinks, non-carbonated beverages, beer and salty snacks markets, along with additional industry insight. All Channel Sales Results In carbonated soft drinks Dr Pepper Snapple continues to lead growth but

Art and Crafts

Craft beers continue to entice convenience customers with homestyle brands and broader selections. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Craft beer has been a surprising boon to the convenience store channel for the last couple of years. As more specialty beer options have flowed, consumers have spent more and retailers have responded in kind with a

Hard Soda

MillerCoors has introduced Henry’s Hard Soda, a new line of refreshing hard sodas made with real cane sugar. Crafted for beer and non-beer drinkers alike with 4.2% alcohol by volume, Henry’s puts a playful spin on familiar flavors with Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale and Henry’s Hard Orange Soda. Henry’s Hard Soda offers a smooth, moderate […]

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Ultimate Party Cups

Pong Star LLC has developed new glowing party cups. These glowing party cups use a glow stick to illuminate the rim of the cup. Glowing products are becoming very popular. The cups are being made available to convenience and grocery store distributors. They come packed in a retail box that has 20 pieces that glow […]

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Caramel Bourbon Cappuccino

Boyd’s Coffee is offering a new limited-edition seasonal Caramel Bourbon Cappuccino to warm up the winter chill. Caramel Bourbon is a warm, creamy caramel flavored hot beverage with just a hint of bourbon flavor. The coffee will be available in 2.75-ounce ground portion packs from Dec. 1, 2015 through March 2016. Compelling point-of-purchase merchandising and […]

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U.S. Beverage Market Analysis

Industry performance suggests that the North American beverage industry may be immune to business cycles. A new study of financial trends in the North American beverages industry provides an overview of the industry trends between fiscal year 2009 and June 30, 2015. Three broad segments make up the industry, and these are brewers, distillers and vintners

Healthy Energy Drinks

Celsius Holdings Inc. is introducing two new flavors to the Celsius RTD (ready-to-drink) collection: Sparkling Watermelon and Sparkling Grape Rush. Backed by multiple published university studies, drinking Celsius before exercise has been proven to help burn up to 93% more body fat, burn 100 calories and more per serving and provide healthy clean energy. Grape […]

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Mardi Gras in a Cup

Community Coffee Co. has reintroduced its popular Mardi Gras King Cake coffee. This limited time offer flavor features the same high-quality coffee that consumers love blended with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. Community Mardi Gras King Cake coffee will hit shelves in late-December and will be available for a limited time only in 12-ounce bags […]

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Indiana C-Stores Denied Permission To Sell Beer

The law banning the sale of cold beer in Indiana grocery and convenience stores will not be overturned. A recent appeal from the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (CSA) has been rejected by the Seventh Circuit. According to a report from Courthouse News Service, the Petroleum Marketers and the CSA appealed to the

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