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January 19, 2012

Fresh & Easy has introduced its own line of vitamins and supplements that includes 20 products.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Fresh & Easy has introduced its own line of vitamins and supplements that includes 20 products.

Fresh & Easy said its vitamins and supplements provide many benefits, including supporting bone, urinary tract, prostate, heart, immune system, joint, prenatal, digestive, eye and general health. They also provide antioxidant support, help energy metabolism and provide sleep support, the company said.

The line ranges in price from $2.99 to $10.99.

January 17, 2012

Breathable Foods said its calorie-free breathable energy product now is available in the United States.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Breathable Foods said its calorie-free breathable energy product now is available in the United States.

AeroShot Pure Energy, a new pocket-sized, single-use device, delivers a blend of caffeine and B vitamins in a fine powder that is dissolved quickly in the mouth. One AeroShot contains four to six puffs that add up to a combined total of 100 mg of caffeine, Breathable Foods said.

January 12, 2012

Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has introduced an energy bar designed for dialysis patients.

The Active X double chocolate chip bar is made with an exclusive, proprietary formula and joins the company's current lineup of energy bars sold under the Active X and Active X Plus brands.

January 6, 2012

The company behind Hansen's natural sodas and Monster energy drinks has a new corporate name.

CORONA, Calif. — The company behind Hansen's natural sodas and Monster energy drinks has a new corporate name.

With approval from its stockholders, Hansen Natural announced it has changed its name to Monster Beverage Corp. and will begin trading under a new stock ticker symbol, "MNST," effective Monday.

In addition to its Hansen's and Monster brands, the company also owns Junior Juice, Blue Sky, Peace Tea, energy shots brand Worx Energy, vitamin-enhanced water brand Vidration, Hubert's lemonades and Pre probiotic drinks.

January 4, 2012

PureBrands has launched a national advertising campaign for its Sheets energy strips brand in an effort to reach Hispanic consumers.

NEW YORK — PureBrands has launched a national advertising campaign for its Sheets energy strips brand in an effort to reach Hispanic consumers.

Partnering with recording artist Pitbull, the new Sheets campaign will include broadcast, radio and movie theater commercials that exclusively will be in Spanish. Pitbull and his team are an integral part of the brand's entire Hispanic marketing efforts, creating innovative advertising, marketing and promotional initiatives to reach Latino consumers worldwide, PureBrands said.

December 16, 2011

AAA forecasts 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2011-2012 year-end holiday travel season, a 1.4% increase over the 90.7 million people who traveled one year ago, the travel organization announced earlier this week.

WASHINGTON — AAA forecasts 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2011-2012 year-end holiday travel season, a 1.4% increase over the 90.7 million people who traveled one year ago, the travel organization announced earlier this week. This year’s expected year-end holiday travel volume is the second-highest in the past decade and represents 30% of the total U.S. population.

December 14, 2011

Active Health Foods has introduces a new line of energy bars fortified with B vitamins.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods has introduces a new line of energy bars fortified with B vitamins.

Active X Plus energy bars are fortified with vitamins B6 and B12, which "[play] essential roles in red blood cell metabolism, fat and protein metabolism, nervous system function and the synthesis of nucleic acids."

The bars are an extension of its Active X energy bars line, which debuted at retail in November.

December 13, 2011

Cardium Therapeutics on Tuesday announced the availability of MedPodium Nutra-Apps — small, pharmaceutically sealed, tasteless, easy-use capsules in pocket-sized packaging.

SAN DIEGO — Cardium Therapeutics on Tuesday announced the availability of MedPodium Nutra-Apps — small, pharmaceutically sealed, tasteless, easy-use capsules in pocket-sized packaging. MedPodium's Nutra-Apps Neo-Energy and Neo-Carb Bloc products now are available in select convenience stores in the Southern and Southwestern United States, and Cardium plans to introduce two additional Nutra-Apps products — Neo-Chill for relaxation and to help reduce stress, and Neo-Sleep to help promote restful sleep. 

December 6, 2011

Altrient is launching three new nutritional supplements that will be available on the company's website.

LAS VEGAS — Altrient is launching three new nutritional supplements that will be available on the company's website.

The company said the lineup includes:

  • Altrient C, a full-potency vitamin C formula (which touts 1,000 mg of vitamin C in each packet);

  • Altrient ME, which combines B vitamins, essential trace minerals and cinnamon extract to boost energy and reduce the harmful byproducts of cell metabolism (and contains 313.5 mg of the "metabolic enhancement" formula in each packet); and

December 5, 2011

Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


Alkaline batteries are showing tepid growth, and experts expect sales to plunge as much as 3% as fierce competition among manufacturers continues to pressure pricing. More devices are using built-in rechargeable battery systems — another trend hurting primary battery sales.


December 5, 2011

Sales of carbonated beverages remain stagnant, but sales of energy drinks, sports drinks and functional waters have seen gains over the last quarter. Sales of ready-to-drink tea and yogurt drinks and smoothies also are segments showing promise.


Sales of carbonated beverages remain stagnant, but sales of energy drinks, sports drinks and functional waters have seen gains over the last quarter. Sales of ready-to-drink tea and yogurt drinks and smoothies also are segments showing promise.


Consumers have a bottomless appetite for energy drinks; the segment has had double-digit growth quarter after quarter. Low-calorie options sparked renewed interest in sports drinks.


December 2, 2011

President Barack Obama on Friday announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private-sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private-sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector.

November 30, 2011

Clif Bar on Tuesday boosted its commitment to the Honda LA Marathon with a two-year sponsorship for 2012 and 2013.

LOS ANGELES — Clif Bar on Tuesday boosted its commitment to the Honda LA Marathon with a two-year sponsorship for 2012 and 2013. Clif Bar will provide Honda LA Marathon runners with an array of sports nutrition made with organic ingredients, including Clif Bar energy bars, Clif Shot energy gel and Clif Shot Bloks energy chews.

November 16, 2011

Active Health Foods has launched its energy bar in the retail market.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods announced the launch of its energy bars at retail.

Active X energy bars are 100% natural and organic and made with a proprietary formula that was developed by the company in conjunction with a nutritionist, Active Health Foods said. The 1.8-oz. bars are available in Almond Chocolate Delight, Peanut Butter Chocolate Joy, Cashew Berry Dream, Coconut Cocoa Passion and Double Chocolate Chip varieties.

November 16, 2011

Natrol on Wednesday announced its partnership with Bikram Choudhury, a world renowned yoga instructor who developed the brand of yoga known as Bikram yoga, to offer a new line of ayurvedic supplements called Vedic Mantra.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Natrol on Wednesday announced its partnership with Bikram Choudhury, a world renowned yoga instructor who developed the brand of yoga known as Bikram yoga, to offer a new line of ayurvedic supplements called Vedic Mantra.

November 14, 2011

Celestial Seasonings has introduced an energy shot that combines B vitamins, botanicals and kombucha, a fermented black tea.

BOULDER, Colo. — Celestial Seasonings has introduced an energy shot that combines B vitamins, botanicals and kombucha, a fermented black tea.

Kombucha Energy Shots are packaged in single-serve, 2-fl.-oz. bottles and are available in citrus, berry and Pomegranate Xtreme varieties.

November 7, 2011

Kraft reportedly is gearing up to roll out a caffeinated version of its liquid water enhancer brand MiO, according to published reports.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft reportedly is gearing up to roll out a caffeinated version of its liquid water enhancer brand MiO, according to published reports.

The regular-sized bottle of caffeine-fueled MiO is expected to tout 18 servings. When a half-teaspoon of MiO Energy is mixed with 8 oz. of water, it creates a beverage that contains 60-mg of caffeine — about the same as one 6-oz. cup of coffee. The product will be marketed to those ages 18 years and older and is set to launch next month, according to the Financial Times.

October 19, 2011

It may be time to start carving out more real estate for single-serve energy shots, or more appropriately for the food, drug and mass channel two-packs and four-packs of shots.

It may be time to start carving out more real estate for single-serve energy shots, or more appropriately for the food, drug and mass channel two-packs and four-packs of shots. Living Essentials can be credited with creating the category, and between its 5 Hour Energy and 5 Hour Energy Extra Strength, the company still drives the category with an 82.1% dollar share, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the 52 weeks ended Sept. 4 across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


October 19, 2011

Retailers can find myriad ways to reduce their carbon footprints, but one way has become a common feature: the drive-through lane.

Retailers can find myriad ways to reduce their carbon footprints, but one way has become a common feature: the drive-through lane.

Over the past few years, Cincinnati-based E.F. Bavis and Associates has a number of drive-through systems designed to preserve the convenience of drug delivery by car window while also helping drug stores use less energy and produce less carbon dioxide.


October 19, 2011

The market for sports nutrition looks good. All categories grouped by Drug Store News in this space — nutrition and energy bars, energy shots and ready-to-drink protein shakes — currently are trending up significantly.

The market for sports nutrition looks good. All categories grouped by Drug Store News in this space — nutrition and energy bars, energy shots and ready-to-drink protein shakes — currently are trending up significantly. Taken together, sales of these three categories are up 15.8% to $2.2 billion for the year.


October 17, 2011

A new beverage designed to provide energy and protein has made its debut.

FRESNO, Calif. — A new beverage designed to provide energy and protein has made its debut.

Click espresso protein drink, available as a 14-serving powdered drink mix, offers 15 grams of high-quality protein and 23 essential vitamins and minerals packed into each serving, the company said. The drink can be served hot as a coffee substitute or cold as a gourmet frappe-style drink.

October 12, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday will unveil its first electric vehicle charging station in Orlando, Fla., at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., as City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer makes the inaugural charge.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday will unveil its first electric vehicle charging station in Orlando, Fla., at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., as City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer makes the inaugural charge.

October 11, 2011

Bazi International on Tuesday launched its energy shot Bazi, which contains a blend of eight superfruits.

DENVER — Bazi International on Tuesday launched its energy shot Bazi, which contains a blend of eight superfruits.  

According to the company, only 3-out-of-10 consumers have tried energy shots or drinks. Some of the key barriers of entry include health and safety concerns and an underlying belief that the shots are not good for you.

October 11, 2011

Unwind from the grind. That’s the tagline iChill Beverages is using to compel consumers to pick up its iChill relaxation shot, the yin to 5-Hour Energy’s yang.


IRVING, Texas — Unwind from the grind. That’s the tagline iChill Beverages is using to compel consumers to pick up its iChill relaxation shot, the yin to 5-Hour Energy’s yang.


If sales of 5-Hour Energy, or any energy shot for that matter, are any indicator, sales executives at iChill Beverages won’t be “chillaxing” anytime soon. Across the single-shot category, sales are up 37.7% to $189.7 million, according to SymphonyIRI Group across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 7.

October 5, 2011

The Motley Fool on Tuesday published an article heralding Walgreens' foresight in building charging stations for electric vehicles at its stores.

NEW YORK — The Motley Fool on Tuesday published an article heralding Walgreens' foresight in building charging stations for electric vehicles at its stores.