Baltimore May Soon Require Warnings on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Legislation has been introduced that would require sugar sweetened beverages to sport a new warning label.  Pending the approval of new legislation by the Baltimore City Council’s Health Committee, Baltimore may soon become the second city in the U.S. to require warning labels on sugar sweetened beverages. According to a report from WBAL News Radio,

Beverage Sales Expected to Grow during 2016

As quarter two progresses, retailers have reported significant growth in multiple beverage categories. This growth is expected to continue throughout the year. New innovations and heavy promotions from a number of beverage manufacturers have led to strong category growth in the beverage category in the second quarter of 2016. Memorial Day Holiday Sparks Beverage Sales

U.S. Justice Department Expected to Approve AB InBev’s Takeover of SABMiller

Concerns of craft brewers have little effect on the U.S. Justice Department when considering the approval of the merger of AB InBev and SABMiller. Approval is expected to come within the month for Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA’s takeover of SABMiller Plc. Reuters reported that the U.S. Justice Department is set to approve the transaction, under certain

The Beverage Market Faces Declines

Beverage manufacturers may need to resort to stronger pricing in order to offset volume sales declines. As consumers shift toward healthier lifestyles, the beverage market, especially the carbonated soft drinks sect, is struggling to regain favor among consumers. New data has revealed that the beverage market did not fare well in the recent four week

Iced Tea is Trending

Many consumers will celebrate National Iced Tea Month, as the majority of tea drinkers prefer iced tea over hot tea. A recent survey of Americans from the Tea Council of the USA has revealed that iced tea is preferred over hot tea among tea drinkers (84% versus 75%). As June is National Iced Tea Month,

Nutritional Beverages Replace Meals for On-the-Go Consumers

A growing number of consumers are turning to nutritional and performance drinks to attain proper nutrients in their busy lives. As consumers continue to grow more health conscious, and their busy lives continue to make it difficult to attain proper nutrition through the traditional three meals a day, many consumers are looking to alternative meal

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.

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

Versatile Foam Cups

The Morrison Group has introduced the new Strada Foam Cups. These beaded foam cups are highly insulated, durable and versatile, making them practical and cost effective. The Strada Foam Cups exude personality toting bright, cheerful graphics. The two large sizes offer ergonomic style for better comfort and only two lids across all cup sizes are […]

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Strongest Coffee

FORTO has introduced a Mocha flavor to its strong coffee line up. Imagine a sweet, smooth chocolate finish to a strong coffee you just sipped. The chocolate wafts into your senses, first the warm smell, and then it expands to a smooth and sweet taste on your tongue. It lingers, and then surrounds—a bold flavor […]

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ICEE Straw

The ICEE Co. has announced the return of the ICEE SIP-N-SEE Straw. Additionally, The ICEE Co. is pleased to introduce the SIP-N-SEE Straw for the SLUSH PUPPiE brand. These fun, interactive straws allow consumers to see ICEE or SLUSH PUPPiE product as it is consumed through the straw. The BPA-free ICEE and SLUSH PUPPiE SIP-N-SEE […]

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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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