Cold Brew Coffee Competition Heats Up

Warm months call for cool and refreshing coffee. Cold coffee is becoming a hot new trend this summer, with 10% of consumers surveyed by Packaged Facts drinking iced coffee most often. A number of restaurant and foodservice establishments are adopting iced or chilled coffees, as are retailers who offer ready-made beverage options. While 10% drink

Category Growth in Beverage Market

Overall, the beverage market experienced growth in the recent four week period. During the recent four-week period ending July 16, 2016, each beverage category in the market recorded dollar sales growth. A number of different factors drove growth in the period, but underperformance by certain brands hindered category growth. Beverage Dollar Sales Broadly Positive A

DEWcision 2016 Winner Announced

MTN DEW PITCH BLACK has been named the winner of DEWcision 2016; therefore, the flavor will remain on shelves indefinitely. Over the past three months, Mountain Dew fans have been voting in the DEWcision 2016 election and competing in online challenges to decide which limited edition MTN DEW flavor would join the brand’s permanent retail

Growth Slows for Non-Alcoholic Beverage Sales

Many retailers attribute the sequential slowdown in beverage sales to poor weather conditions. A number of factors contributed to a slowdown in non-alcoholic beverage sales during the second quarter of 2016. In a new survey of beverage retailers from Wells Fargo Securities retailers revealed which factors led to the recent slowdown in non-alcoholic beverage sales. The

7-Eleven Unveils Big Red Slurpee

America’s original red soda is now available in Slurpee form at select 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven Inc. has partnered with Big Red to introduce a new Big Red summer Slurpee flavor. 7-Eleven showcases national and regional soda favorites that consumers love by recreating them as Slurpee flavors. Sipping on a Big Red soda in the summertime is

Tropical Teas

Red Diamond has announced the launch of new TROPICAL TEMPTATIONS flavored iced teas. These exotic, island-inspired iced teas begin with the finest of orange pekoe and pekoe cut black teas and elegant green teas. With eight ripe, sun drenched flavors these teas provide a refreshingly clear crisp beverage alternative that your customers desire. The new […]

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What are Consumers Sipping on this Summer?

Many consumers are seeking unique cool and refreshing summer flavors to sip on as the summer season heats up. New research from the Harris Poll has revealed that consumer beverage preferences tend to change with the seasons. A recent survey of drinking-age Americans has revealed that many are looking for something to beat the heat,

Dunkin’ Donuts Further Commits to Sustainable Sourcing

Dunkin’ Donuts is working with the Rainforest Alliance to help the brand reach a higher level of sustainable sourcing. Dunkin’ Donuts is working to fulfill its commitment to sustainable sourcing by expanding its current work with the Rainforest Alliance. The extension of this partnership helps Dunkin’ Donuts to incorporate certified products in its coffee portfolio

Coca-Cola Celebrates the Olympics with New Global Campaign

In preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Coca-Cola is encouraging fans to celebrate their own Gold Moments. As the  Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, Coca-Cola is working to remind its fans that celebrating gold is not reserved for those standing on top of the world’s most elite podium. The Coca-Cola

The Beer Institute Strives for Greater Label Transparency

A number of major brewers have agreed to the standards of the new Brewers Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. In an attempt to help consumers make informed decisions when it comes to choosing which beer to purchase, The Beer Institute has launched a new initiative to encourage member companies to display specific information on their products, packaging

Bud Light Announces 13-City Summer Tour

Bud Light is hosting a summer campaign, featuring performances from this summer’s hottest music artists. This summer, the Bud Light Party is working to unite the nation over refreshing, ice-cold Bud Lights and the nation’s hottest musical talent, during a a 13-city tour. Furthering the campaign conversation, super delegates of the Bud Light Party campaign

Nutrient Packed Beverages

Fury Beverages LLC has now introduced the new Nature’s Fury NutriDrinks. These new beverages offer consumers a convenient way to replenish their bodies in a healthy manner. In promoting overall wellness, New Nature’s Fury NutriDrink provides 100% of the recommended daily vitamins including A, B3, B5, B6, B12, C and vitamin D per serving. Made […]

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7-Eleven Celebrates Slurpee’s 50th Birthday

7-Eleven is introducing a new Birthday Cake Slurpee flavor in celebration of Slurpee’s 50th birthday. Monday, July 11 is 7-Eleven Day, and as the company’s iconic Slurpee drink is turning 50 this year, 7-Eleven is celebrating its birthday (July 11) with its biggest celebration yet. In celebration of Slurpee Fiftee and 7-Eleven’s 89th birthday, participating

Beverage Sales Heat Up as Consumers Look to Cool Down this 4th of July Weekend

Cold beverage sales are expected to reach their peak over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Retailers are expecting a spike in business over the coming holiday weekend, in fact, many are predicting that this will be the busiest weekend of the year. Convenience store sales increase as the weather heats up. Store sales from

Portable Wine Spritzers

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly is giving wine drinkers a reason to celebrate with the national launch of Barefoot Refresh Spritzers in convenient and portable cans. The exciting new concept in wine adds a touch of summer to any season. The sleek 8.4-ounce cans are able to go many places where wine bottles and glass aren’t […]

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SuperAmerica and The ICEE Co. Announce New ICEE Flavor and Promotion

A new promotion from ICEE and SuperAmerica is giving fans the chance to win free ICEEs for a year. Select SuperAmerica stores are now offering an exciting new ICEE flavor at an unbeatable price as a part of a new promotion. The ICEE Co. and SuperAmerica, have teamed up with Minnesota United FC player, Jamie

Growth Throughout the Beverage Market

All beverage channels recorded growth in the recent period ending June 18. During the recent four-week period, the beverage industry experienced growth across all channels. A number of brands continue to outperform, and they are helping to drive substantial growth in the market. All Channel Sales Results – Beverage Dollar Sales Improve A new report

Discovering New Energy

As summer gets underway, energy drink producers, as well as convenience stores, hope consumers will embrace new energy selections. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor The Beverage Buzz Memorial Day Retailer Survey by Wells Fargo Securities reported recently that beverage sales notched upward 5.5%, which is a slight improvement over the 4.9% recorded during last

Pouring on the Profits

Ramping up cold and frozen dispensed beverage promotions during the summer months can create a profit center for convenience stores. By Lisa White, Contributing Editor In the past, summer fountain drink wars only took place in the convenience channel. But with today’s quick-service restaurants (QSRs)trying to capture c-stores’ beverage business, this is no longer the

Fountain of Opportunity

Summer is a great time for c-store offerings—few of which are more refreshing and profitable than fountain drinks. By Jim Callahan Have you noticed all the beverage specials that bubble to the surface at convenience stores, and other retail establishments, during this time of the year? Summer weather is a natural fuel for the sale

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces National Launch of Cold Brew Coffee

The perfect summer beverage will soon be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the country. Already available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Metro New York and Los Angeles markets, Dunkin’ Donuts new Cold Brew coffee will soon be available to customers across the country, as the brand has announced that the new

The Texas Association of Business has Filed a Lawsuit Against TABC

McLane has joined the Texas Association of Business in its suit against TABC, because TABC’s interpretation of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code is harming the Texas economy and job creation. Recent evidence suggests that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has not been applying the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code in a fair, consistent, legal manner,

7-Eleven Pairs Sour Patch with Slurpee

This summer, customers have access to a new Sour Patch inspired Slurpee flavor. 7-Eleven Inc. is once again working with Sour Patch to create a new sour-to-sweet experience for customers. The brands are now introducing their newest creation, the exclusive Sour Patch Redberry-flavored Slurpee drink. Sour Patch Redberry Slurpee has the flavor of Redberry Sour

Innovation Should Spur Growth for Monster

Retailers expect the two new beverage concepts from Monster to drive significant growth for the company.  Monster recently introduced two new innovation platforms, and these new creations are expected to drive incremental growth for the company. A recent survey of convenience store retailers from Wells Fargo Securities has granted insight into the retailer’s perspective on

Summery Ale Variety Pack

Newcastle Brown Ale has announced the introduction of its third, limited-edition variety pack, brewed in collaboration with Newcastle’s sister brewery, Caledonian. Available at retail beginning this May, Newcastle’s Variety Pack Batch #3 will include the brand’s new Caley Amber Ale in combination with returning, limited edition Newcastle British Pale Ale and flagship Newcastle Brown Ale. […]

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