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October 23, 2012

Sneaky Pete's Naturally Oatstanding Beverage is now available at various grocery stores and other retailers nationwide. The first soluble oat beverage of its kind, Sneaky Pete's is an easy and low-calorie way for consumers to meet the daily requirement for fiber.

BUTLER, N.J. – Sneaky Pete's Naturally Oatstanding Beverage is now available at various grocery stores and other retailers nationwide. The first soluble oat beverage of its kind, Sneaky Pete's is an easy and low-calorie way for consumers to meet the daily requirement for fiber.

October 9, 2012

Dasani has introduced Dasani Drops, a zero-calorie liquid beverage enhancer that allows people to add a burst of flavor to their water, the company said.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Dasani has introduced Dasani Drops, a zero-calorie liquid beverage enhancer that allows people to add a burst of flavor to their water, the company said. Packaged in a squeezable 1.9-fl.-oz. bottle with a flip-top cap, the product comes in strawberry kiwi, pink lemonade, pineapple coconut and mixed berry flavors, and will be available at stores nationwide in October. 


September 25, 2012

Walgreens has really helped to transform why consumers shop a drug store with its position in healthier-for-you foods and fresh produce. That’s not just thinking outside of the box for traditional retail pharmacy operators; that’s throwing out the box altogether and replacing it with an in-store food pyramid. 


Walgreens has really helped to transform why consumers shop a drug store with its position in healthier-for-you foods and fresh produce. That’s not just thinking outside of the box for traditional retail pharmacy operators; that’s throwing out the box altogether and replacing it with an in-store food pyramid. 


September 20, 2012

CalNaturale announced a new size for its Svelte on-the-go protein shake.

LATHROP, Calif. — CalNaturale announced a new size for its Svelte on-the-go protein shake.

The new 11.2-oz. size of the nondairy, gluten-free beverage initially is available in three flavors — chocolate, french vanilla and cappuccino — and mirrors its 15.9-oz. counterpart in design and availability in recyclable Tetra-Pak containers. The 11-oz. Svelte has 180 calories while still delivering 5 g of fiber, 11 g of protein from a fresh, organic soymilk base, and only 6g of sugar.

September 14, 2012

A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

CHICAGO — A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

Flirt energy drink has been rolled out in a redesigned Rexam 12-oz. Sleek can. The can features enhanced graphics for a more vibrant retail presentation. The company also said its decision to use Rexam Sleek cans was their shape ties into the functionality of Flirt, and the cans are a sustainable packaging choice.

September 7, 2012

Dasani has introduced a product designed to give consumers their own personalized taste experience.

ATLANTA — Dasani has introduced a product designed to give consumers their own personalized taste experience.

September 7, 2012

The future North American grocery business of Kraft Foods will deliver steady and profitable top-line growth, consistent bottom-line growth and a superior dividend payout, according to the business's future executive team.

BOSTON — The future North American grocery business of Kraft Foods will deliver steady and profitable top-line growth, consistent bottom-line growth and a superior dividend payout, according to the business's future executive team.

September 5, 2012

Heineken USA has launched its Tecate Michelada beverage in the United States.

NEW YORK — Heineken USA has launched its Tecate Michelada beverage in the United States.

Tecate Michelada follows the same traditional brewing process of Tecate to the master brewer's exact specifications, the company said. The beer then is carefully blended with the taste of lime, spices and a hint of chili pepper to create a bold flavored beer mix with a deep golden color. Tecate Michelada can be enjoyed cold, straight from the can or poured over ice, into a traditional goblet-style glass with a salted rim.

August 29, 2012

Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

NEW YORK — Global consumers' intent to buy food and beverages online has jumped 44% in two years, and more than one-quarter (26%) said they planned to purchase food and beverage products by way of a device with Internet access — such as a computer, mobile phone or tablet — in the next three to six months, according to Nielsen.

August 23, 2012

Confectionary, food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Foods is selling part of its natural-food products line, Back to Nature, to private-equity firm Brynwood Partners.

Confectionary, food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Foods is selling part of its natural food products line, Back to Nature, to private-equity firm Brynwood Partners.

While Kraft has sold two other brands to Brynwood, it’s keeping a minority stake — reported to be between a quarter and a half, according to Dow Jones— in the Back to Nature line, which currently includes crackers, cookies, granola and trail mixes that contain less-processed ingredients.

August 17, 2012

Consumers shop as many as seven retail channels in pursuit of the best value, SymphonyIRI Group reported Wednesday.

CHICAGO — Consumers shop as many as seven retail channels in pursuit of the best value, SymphonyIRI Group reported Wednesday.

August 17, 2012

Packaged Facts and CCD Innovation, a San Francisco-based strategic food and beverage innovation agency, have unveiled a report that explores the culinary behaviors or preferences of collegiate millennials, those consumers ages 18 years to 22 years.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Packaged Facts and CCD Innovation, a San Francisco-based strategic food and beverage innovation agency, have unveiled a report that explores the culinary behaviors or preferences of collegiate millennials, those consumers ages 18 years to 22 years.

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.


 

 

July 23, 2012

PepsiCo has entered a multiyear deal with the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers to serve as the franchise's exclusive nonalcoholic beverage, salty snacks and sports fuel provider.

PURCHASE, N.Y., and PITTSBURGH — PepsiCo has entered a multiyear deal with the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers to serve as the franchise's exclusive nonalcoholic beverage, salty snacks and sports fuel provider.

The deal marks the Steelers' first partnership with PepsiCo's expanded portfolio, which includes such brands as Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Gatorade.

July 18, 2012

Hispanics are more likely to consume certain nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages when compared with any other ethnic group, according to new Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Hispanics are more likely to consume certain nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages when compared with any other ethnic group, according to new Mintel research.

July 13, 2012

Kahlua has unveiled an on-the-go beverage for coffee lovers.

NEW YORK — Kahlua has unveiled an on-the-go beverage for coffee lovers.

Kahlua Iced Coffee, which is 5% alcohol/volume per 200 ml can, delivers the artisanal taste of iced dark coffee using Kahlua's locally sourced, 100% Arabica coffee beans from Veracruz, Mexico, and offers a premium new way to experience the sophisticated coffee-forward flavor of Kahlua.

July 13, 2012

Vitalah on Wednesday launched a seven-count box of Oxylent — now formulated without sugar and touting zero calories — that is available in three flavors: sparkling berries, sparkling blackberry pomegranate and sparkling mandarin.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Vitalah on Wednesday launched a seven-count box of Oxylent — now formulated without sugar and touting zero calories — that is available in three flavors: sparkling berries, sparkling blackberry pomegranate and sparkling mandarin.
 

July 9, 2012

Campbell's is expanding its business in the healthy beverage and packaged fresh foods businesses with the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell's is expanding its business in the healthy beverage and packaged fresh foods businesses with the acquisition of Bolthouse Farms.

Campbell's said it would acquire Bolthouse Farms from a fund managed by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners for $1.55 billion in cash. The company said that it plans to operate Bolthouse Farms as a separate business unit, while members of Bolthouse's senior management team, including president and CEO Jeff Dunn, will remain with the company.

July 9, 2012

Jel Sert has acquired three functional beverage brand names from Solis Brands.

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — Jel Sert has acquired three functional beverage brand names from Solis Brands.

June 27, 2012

Celsius Holdings on Monday welcomed Tony Little, worldwide fitness icon and Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Celsius Holdings on Monday welcomed Tony Little, worldwide fitness icon and Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee. According to the company, Little has been brought onboard to help further establish Celsius as a breakthrough fitness beverage and highlight the product’s one-of-a-kind features in upcoming marketing initiatives as Celsius' official Fitness Ambassador.

“Tony's partnership with Celsius will have a direct global impact on Celsius brand awareness as our Fitness Ambassador,” stated Gerry David, president and CEO of Celsius.

June 27, 2012

Reed's has expanded its portfolio to include an organic kombucha beverage.

LOS ANGELES — Reed's has expanded its portfolio to include an organic kombucha beverage.

Reed's Culture Club Kombucha will be introduced in four, ginger-based formulas: Goji ginger, cranberry ginger, lemon raspberry ginger and hibiscus grapefruit ginger.

June 21, 2012

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

The beer category wants its mojo back. After losing share to wine, spirits and small breweries for several years, major brewers are out to win consumers back to the category with new products that are a big departure from their classic offerings.

The success of Bud Light Platinum, with its higher alcohol content and sweeter taste, has sparked a flurry of flavored malt beverages into the beer market. This year alone, Anheuser-Busch InBev is launching nearly 20 new products to the U.S. market.

June 21, 2012

Mars Chocolate in May showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets and Snacks Show.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Mars Chocolate in May showcased some of its soon-to-be-launched confections and snacks at the National Confectioners Association’s Sweets and Snacks Show. New items slated to hit retail in the coming months are Dove Silky Smooth cookies and crème and a slew of Halloween-themed introductions, including MilkyWay caramel apple miniatures and Snickers pumpkin singles and six packs.


June 20, 2012

Bolthouse Farms has introduced new additions to its beverage lineup.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bolthouse Farms has introduced new additions to its beverage lineup.

Bolthouse Farms has launched orange and carrot blend, which offers 300% more vitamin A than traditional orange juice; Protein Plus blended coffee, which offers a spin on the traditional coffee drink by providing consumers with a boost of protein and key B vitamins; and two new breakfast replacement drinks: Strawberry parfait breakfast smoothie and peach parfait breakfast smoothie.

June 20, 2012

Unique Beverage Co. has expanded its Cascade Ice zero-calorie water beverage line.

LOS ANGELES — Unique Beverage Co. has expanded the availability of its Cascade Ice zero-calorie water beverage line.

The Cascade Ice portfolio — which includes zero-calorie sparkling water, organic zero-calorie sparkling water and sparkling cocktail mixers — now is available for purchase at Albertson's, A&P, Safeway and more. The beverages also are slated to be available Winn-Dixie stores in the coming months.