Crave

Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

Nestlé Waters’ CEO Inducted into Beverage World Hall of Fame

Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, was welcomed into the Beverage World Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2010, at the Interbev 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. For more than 25 years, the Hall of Fame has honored executives in the beverage industry who have demonstrated devotion, creativity and passion for

Dispensed Beverage Sales Show Promise

Cold and frozen beverages continue to be a mainstay of the convenience store offering—something consumers expect, enjoy, and increasingly want to tailor to their own individual tastes. Others have noticed. McDonald’s, for example, is making smoothies and other cold beverages part of its strategy for expanding its beverage offerings. Beginning in March, the burger giant

Cool Customer

NESTEA introduces its newest ready-to-drink iced tea product—-NESTEAICE— that delivers an instantly refreshing cooling sensation from the inside out. Available in two flavors—-Lime Iced Tea and Lemon Green Tea—-NESTEAICE will be offered in 20 ounce single bottles. In addition to creating NESTEAICE, the company also has plans for Diet NESTEA, a new calorie-free tea. Formerly

Perfecting Nutrition

  ZonePerfect’s all-natural, great-tasting nutrition bars and shakes offer balanced nutrition based on a 40/30/30 ratio of carbohydrates to protein to fat, without compromising taste or convenience. The bars reflect the current culinary trends of “indulgent” with new flavors like Chocolate Coconut Crunch, Peanut Toffee and “tropical/fruity”with Orange Cranberry Crunch, Mango Orange Delight and Peach Apricot

Citrus Selection

The Meridian Beverage Co. introduces a new flavor in its Aqua Cal line of naturally flavored purified water fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The new flavor, Navel Orange, is bursting with taste. Along with all other flavors (Strawberry, Lemon Zest, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango, Concord Grape and Black Cherry), Navel Orange is available

Let It Breathe

Fire Mountain Beverage Co. launched a new trademarked product FIVE O(2), which stands for Flavor Infused Vitamin Enriched with Oxygen. This product is an oxygenated, flavored water product with vitamins, and it has been developed in four initial flavors—-lemon, tropical, berry and mango. These products take advantage of current market-trends in the beverage industry that

X-tremely Tasty

The ultimate in performance enhancement has hit the market with a product that brings scienceand nature together in a new, healthy and great tasting variety vitamin water xxx. The flavor of xxx blends the taste of acai, blueberry and pomegranate together, bringing the antioxidant levels for this new brand variety off the charts.With 15 varieties,

Truthful Taste

Honest Tea is expanding its line with the addition of Pomegranate White Tea with Acai. Three antioxidant rich ingredients pomegranates,white tea and the acai berry are combined with less than three teaspoons of organic cane sugar to create a delicately flavored tea perfect for the tea-lover as wellthe health-conscious consumer. Aserving of Pomegranate White Tea

Coca-Cola Debuts HFC-Free Vending

The next time a member of the House of Representatives reaches for a Coke, it will be from a greener vending machine. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) joined Dan Beard, House Chief Administrative Officer and leaders from Coca-Cola this week to unveil 35 new climate friendly Coca-Cola vending machines for the Capitol buildings including

Brands, Promotions Benefit CSDs

Concern For CSDs 16 million fewer Americans are drinking sugary soft drinks today compared to six years ago (68% of adults versus 76%). 7.8 million switched to diet soft drinks. 24 million have moved to bottled water. 17 million are opting for energy drinks. 11 million have tried sports drinks. 16 percent of Americans are

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