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March 28, 2014

Rexam, a global beverage can maker, announced that its recovery drink, Formula O2, has hit the market.

CHICAGO — Rexam, a global beverage can maker, announced that its recovery drink, Formula O2, has hit the market. The beverage, available in Orange Mango and Grapefruit Ginger flavors, is infused with 10 times more oxygen than tap water, 2.5 times more electrolytes than sports drinks and also includes 140 mg of natural caffeine.

Formula O2 was founded by three friends who grew tired of energy and sports drinks that claimed to help people, but were actually filled with unsavory ingredients. 

February 18, 2014

TalkingRain has added two new flavors to its Sparkling ICE brand of zero-calorie beverages.

PRESTON, Wash. — TalkingRain has added two new flavors to its Sparkling ICE brand of zero-calorie beverages. The new Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Watermelon flavors debuted in January, expanding the brand’s flavor portfolio to 11 zero-calorie options.

July 12, 2013

After a strong performance for several years, sales of sports drinks are showing some fatigue.

After a strong performance for several years, sales of sports drinks are showing some fatigue. The category, which had registered double-digit growth for the last several years, saw sales flatten in 2012. The good news is that Mintel projects the market for sports drinks to grow by 52% from 2013 to 2017.

June 20, 2013

Jamba Juice, in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, announced a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

PHOENIX — Jamba Juice Co., in collaboration with specialty food manufacturer Inventure Foods, Inc., announced today a new addition to its line of at-home smoothie mixes with Green Fusion, a blend of fruits and vegetables that offers a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

June 19, 2013

Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Co. is serving a throwback to the Old West with the launch of its new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball's 16-oz. Alumi-Tek bottles.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Co. is serving a throwback to the Old West with the launch of its new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball's 16-oz. Alumi-Tek bottles.

June 13, 2013

Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, announced the addition of a new zero-calorie water-enhancement product that provides the same hydration solution as the traditional ready-to-drink sports beverage.

ATLANTA — Powerade, a Coca-Cola brand, announced last week the addition of a new zero-calorie water-enhancement product that provides the same hydration solution as the traditional ready-to-drink sports beverage.

May 6, 2013

Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced today the expansion of its brand with a new zero calorie lemonade product line: Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea.

SEATTLE —  Sparkling Ice, part of the TalkingRain portfolio of beverages, announced today the expansion of its lemonade brand with a new zero calorie lemonade product line. Raspberry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Lemonade with Tea now complement the Classic Lemonade flavor successfully launched in 2012, the company stated.

March 29, 2013

Vitamin Squeeze announced the release of a full line of powdered water enhancers available in supermarkets nationwide.

PHOENIX — Vitamin Squeeze announced today the release of a full line of powdered water enhancers available in supermarkets nationwide.

Vitamin Squeeze Powder Water Enhancers come in eight flavors and three varieties:

  • Multi-Vitamin (Fruit Punch, Acai Grape Pomegranate, Strawberry Watermelon and Lemonade);

  • Energy (Black Cherry, Blood Orange and Blueberry Pomegranate Acai); and

March 26, 2013

CytoSport, a sports nutrition company and parent company of the Muscle Milk brand, announced it has launched a new Peach Mango flavor in its Muscle Milk Light 14-oz. ready-to-drink bottles.

BENICIA, Calif. — CytoSport, a sports nutrition company and parent company of the Muscle Milk brand, announced today it has launched a new Peach Mango flavor in its Muscle Milk Light 14-oz. ready-to-drink bottles. Peach Mango is the first Muscle Milk Light beverage option that is naturally flavored and sweetened with stevia, monk fruit and cane sugar.

March 11, 2013

Dole announced today the newest variety to its line of fruit smoothie shakes: Peach Mango Fruit Smoothie Shakers.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Dole announced today the newest variety to its line of fruit smoothie shakes: Peach Mango Fruit Smoothie Shakers.

Made with real, low-fat yogurt and actual pieces of finely cut peach and mango, Dole Peach Mango Fruit Smoothie shakers also offer 100% of the recommended daily value of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12.

March 8, 2013

PepsiCo is testing the waters of a new beverage segment with Kickstart, a new breakfast drink that's a mix of Mountain Dew and 5% real fruit juice.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo is testing the waters of a new beverage segment with Kickstart, a new breakfast drink that's a mix of Mountain Dew and 5% real fruit juice. The beverage comes in two flavors, orange citrus and fruit punch, and has 80 calories per 16-oz. can, about half the calories found in a typical soda.

So far, Kickstart is being positioned as an alternative to coffee or juice, and not as an energy drink.

 

 

February 27, 2013

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, RightSize Health and Nutrition has introduced three new smoothie formulas, new packaging and a new website loaded with smoothie recipes and weight-loss tips and advice.

CHICAGO — As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, RightSize Health and Nutrition has introduced three new smoothie formulas, new packaging and a new website loaded with smoothie recipes and weight-loss tips and advice.

February 13, 2013

Crystal Light Liquid is sweetened with a blend of non-nutritive sweeteners and is caffeine-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and has zero calories.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Kraft Foods announced this week a new addition to its Crystal Light line of low-calorie drink mixes, Crystal Light Liquid. Crystal Light Liquid is sweetened with a blend of non-nutritive sweeteners and is caffeine-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and has zero calories.

January 25, 2013

Simply Orange Juice announced three new additions to their lines of Simply Orange Juice and Simply Lemonade: tangerine and banana under the Simply Orange Juice brand, and a blueberry variety from Simply Lemonade.

APOPKA, Fla. —Simply Orange Juice announced three new additions to their lines of Simply Orange Juice and Simply Lemonade varieties: tangerine and banana under the Simply Orange Juice brand, and a blueberry variety from Simply Lemonade.

January 23, 2013

Kraft Foods is adding to their line of flavored water enhancers with two flavors of Mio Fit, a portable liquid water enhancer with B vitamins and electrolytes, and has planned the brands first-ever Super Bowl spot to run during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVLII on Feb. 3.

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is adding to their line of flavored water enhancers with two flavors of Mio Fit, a portable liquid water enhancer with B vitamins and electrolytes, and has planned the brands first-ever Super Bowl spot to run during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVLII on Feb. 3.

January 10, 2013

South Beach Diet on Thursday revealed a new addition to its line of nutritious and convenient foods — creamy South Beach Diet Snack Smoothies.

NEW YORK — South Beach Diet on Thursday revealed a new addition to its line of nutritious and convenient foods — creamy South Beach Diet Snack Smoothies.

November 16, 2012

Nurish Brands on Thursday launched Feel Natural Energy, a new energy drink available in Rexam 10.5-oz. Sleek cans.

CHICAGO — Nurish Brands on Thursday launched Feel Natural Energy, a new energy drink available in Rexam 10.5-oz. Sleek cans.

October 9, 2012

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Lemonade-and-tea drinks — sometimes called “Arnold Palmers” —  have become more popular with consumers. Arizona Beverage Co.’s Arnold Palmer line had strong growth last year, and Snapple and Sweet Leaf both launched lemonade-and-tea beverages.

September 18, 2012

Yoplait has introduced Yoplait Smoothies, which feature frozen fruit, fruit juice and real Yoplait Greek yogurt.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Yoplait has introduced Yoplait Smoothies, which feature frozen fruit, fruit juice and real Yoplait Greek yogurt. The smoothies can be made by adding skim milk and blending, and each 4.5-oz. freezer package yields a single 12-oz. serving. “Each smoothie provides 10 grams of protein when prepared with milk and are sweetened with all-natural stevia,” Yoplait Smoothie marketing manager Maija Aittola said. Available in mixed berry and strawberry banana orange flavors, Yoplait Smoothies carry a suggested retail price of $2.99.

August 17, 2012

Sport and energy drinks are the hot spots of the beverage category. The sport segment, powered by such low-calorie products as PepsiCo’s Gatorade G2 and Coca-Cola’s Powerade Zero, has continued to register double-digit sales increases.


Sport and energy drinks are the hot spots of the beverage category. The sport segment, powered by such low-calorie products as PepsiCo’s Gatorade G2 and Coca-Cola’s Powerade Zero, has continued to register double-digit sales increases.


Energy drinks also continue to deliver double-digit sales jumps fueled by consumers eternally in search of a jump-start. Category leader Red Bull is closely followed by Monster Energy, which is pumping innovative new products into the category.


 

 

August 16, 2012

Yoplait is expanding its portfolio with a new on-the-go item.

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoplait is expanding its portfolio with a new on-the-go item.

The brand has introduced Yoplait Smoothies, which feature frozen fruit, fruit juice and real Yoplait Greek yogurt. The smoothies can be made by adding 3/4 cup of skim milk and blending. Each 4.5-oz. freezer package yields a single 12-oz. serving, Yoplait said.

August 10, 2012

Arizona Beverages USA and Jack Nicklaus have announced the latest addition to the popular Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear line.

NEW YORK — Arizona Beverages USA and Jack Nicklaus have announced the latest addition to the popular Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear line.

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Ten original lemonade contains 5% juice and honey, with 10 calories per serving.

Golden Bear Ten original lemonade has begun distribution in the Northeast and will continue to rollout nationally throughout 2012. The 23-oz. can is pre-priced at 99 cents.

June 1, 2012

Full Motion Beverage on Wednesday announced the launch of Full Motion Sports, a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on the development and sales of sports-related drinks and dietary supplements.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Full Motion Beverage on Wednesday announced the launch of Full Motion Sports, a wholly owned subsidiary that will focus on the development and sales of sports-related drinks and dietary supplements.

April 26, 2012

A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

Bean & Body Coffee, which is available in select regions throughout the United States, now features vegan, horchata and coconut flavors. Offered in an 8-oz. can, each flavor is 100 calories or less and are all-natural, gluten-free and Kosher certified.

The new Bean & Body Coffee flavors will hit markets in early May.

March 21, 2012

Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a lighter version of its lemonade beverages.

HOUSTON — Minute Maid is shaking up the juice aisle with a lighter version of its lemonade beverages.

The company said its light lemonade line will include light lemonade and light pink lemonade varieties. Each beverage, which touts 15 calories per serving, will be packaged in clear 59-oz. recyclable PET bottles that "allows people to see the goodness inside," the company said.