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

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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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Craft Brewers See Double-Digit Growth

Small and independent brewers, a ‘beacon’ for beer. Small and independent craft brewers are continuing to grow by double digits and represent 12% market share of the overall beer industry, according to 2015 data released by the The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association that represents small and independent American craft brewers. In 2015, craft

Taste Top Concern for Beverage Consumers

As the beverage category innovates to add healthy options, flavor is still key. It’s no secret consumers are demanding cleaner labels and better-for-you ingredients from the snack aisle to the cold case at their local convenience store, but taste is still an important quality in any product they choose. While America’s non-alcoholic beverage market is

Energy Shots are Targeting a Wider Demand

The popularity of energy shots is in a precarious position. For consumers who wanted an energy boost without having to down a lot of liquid, energy shots proved an enormously popular alternative for a few years. For some retailers, the category still is popular. “In 2015, it was a good category,” said Gary Tabor, marketing

Tea-Juice Crossovers

Harvest Hill Beverage Co. has officially launched new Juicy Juice Teasers. Available in the juice aisle, this new line features an innovative blend of fruit juice and decaffeinated tea. Juicy Juice Teasers is made from decaffeinated and caffeine-free teas, and, like all Juicy Juice beverages, Juicy Juice Teasers contains no high fructose corn syrup, no […]

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White Turmeric Beverages

Temple Turmeric has unveiled an evolved brand look as well as two new offerings, White Turmeric Dark Cherry Elixir and Pure Mega Elixir. The new packaging fuses ancient Ayurveda in the form of henna Sanskrit-inspired graphics with the brand’s vibrant Hawaiian roots. Temple Turmeric beverages featuring the new design began shipping to stores nationwide in […]

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Aloe-Infused Water

Detoxwater’s premium aloe-infused water, detoxwater, debuted this year at the Natural Products Expo West 2016. Detoxwater is planning the addition of three new flavors this spring, and a deal for a national distribution partnership. The current Detoxwater flavors include the revolutionary and delicious Original (Lychee and White Grape), Mangaloe (Mango) and Piñamint (Pineapple and Mint). […]

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Beautiful Beverage Bottles

ZICO Beverages LLC has recently revealed a makeover of its ZICO Coconut Water portfolio of products to feature 100% not from concentrate coconut water in a beautiful new package design. ZICO is now available in a larger, 16.9-fluid-ounce clear, re-sealable PET bottle across its flavored coconut water products, including ZICO Pineapple, Watermelon Raspberry and Chocolate […]

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Customizing Carbonated Beverages

Manufacturers of carbonated soft drinks are finding innovative ways to bring their product back into the favor of today’s young consumer. The carbonated soft drinks industry is struggling to find ways to reengage with young consumers in a time when healthful choices are knocking these fizzy beverages out of favor with many consumers. According to

Beer Innovation Booming

One in five beer drinkers drank flavored beer in 2015. Mintel has found that flavored beer launches are soaring with beer innovation up overall. From grapefruit to habanero, Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) reveals the proportion of new flavored beer product launches has grown from just 15% of total U.S. beer launches in 2010

Speedway Brings Mtn Dew Pitch Black Back

Speedway conveience stores now offer the long mourned, highly-coveted, Mtn Dew Pitch Black flavor. Speedway convenience stores nationwide are now the exclusive home of the highly coveted Mtn Dew Pitch Black, but it is only back for a limited time. Mtn Dew Pitch Black fans have waited over 10 years for the return of their

How Snacks And Beverages Sales Fared In February

Key convenience store segments see solid growth. Energy, beer and snacks all saw strong all-channel (includes grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores) sales during the four-week period ending Feb. 27, 2016. Results by Brand A report by Wells Fargo citing Nielsen data found manufacturers saw positive sales across beverage and snacks categories. Coca-Cola total beverage

Kwik Trip Blends Up Customizable Milkshakes

Kwik Trip rolls out f’real foods B4 blender across its convenience store network. KwikTrip is upgrading to f’real foods’ latest blending system—the B4 blender—and launching it chain-wide in its more than 450 Midwest locations. The B4 blender delivers a vast upgrade from the original B2 blending system while still incorporating a self-service system that blends

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