How Dairy’s Health Halo Is Helping The Category Rebound

High in protein and containing simple ingredients, dairy products are resonating with health-conscious customers. The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)’s recent “What’s In Store 2016” annual trend report show the dairy segment is well-positioned to capitalize on its “health halo” of products, as positive nutrition and wellness attributes are prioritized by today’s dairy department shoppers. This

Pennsylvania Rutter’s Requests Liquor License

Rutter’s hopes to become the first convenience store in Lancaster County, Pa. to sell beer. Upper Leacock Township supervisors will soon hold a hearing to discuss an application for the new Rutter’s convenience store in Leola, Pa. to sell beer. If the request were to be approved, Rutter’s would mark the first convenience store to

Peach and Berry Cactus Waters

Caliwater Cactus Water has announced two new flavors, Cactus + Peach and Cactus + Berry. Both new flavors contain Prickly Pear Extract, are Non-GMO Project verified, not from concentrate and contain zero added sugar. The two new flavors utilize locally grown, wild- harvested Prickly Pear Cactus fruit puree. Caliwater Cactus + Peach is made from […]

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Rum

Malibu has introduced its newest addition to the Malibu Sensations portfolio, Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The indulgent treat can be shared over casual connections with friends or during a relaxed night out in shots, mixed with fruit juices or blended with ice cream. To drive awareness of Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the brand […]

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Organic Milk to Go

Organic Valley has introduced Good to Go, the first organic single-serve milk for adults. This convenient, on-the-go milk is for busy consumers seeking a portable, ready-to-drink option that’s both organic and delicious. It’s the same great pasture-raised Organic Valley milk consumers know and love, but in a more convenient 11-ounce single serve bottle. Good to […]

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Organic Whole Milk Yogurt

Annie’s Inc. has introduced a new line of Organic Whole Milk Yogurt in three delicious varieties, including Berry Patch, Summer Strawberry and Very Vanilla. Annie’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt fills the need for parents in search of kid-friendly, whole milk yogurt options for little ones. Made with the goodness of Annie’s ingredient promise, Annie’s Organic […]

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Premium Organic Teas

Pure Leaf Iced Tea has launched the Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, a super-premium line of the finest organic tea leaves brewed with fruits and herbs, for exciting aromas and layered flavors for pure refreshment. In addition to Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, the brand is building on the popularity of its Unsweetened Iced Tea […]

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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

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