Functional is the name of the game when it comes to new product development these days. For the readers of Beverage Industry, this theory proved true as Trimino Protein Infused Water was the Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll for July.
Enhanced-water brand celebrates 21st birthday with #SOBENotSorry campaign
August 8, 2016
Sobe, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., is turning 21 this year and launched the #SOBENotSorry campaign as part of its celebration. The brand also released two new flavors: Midnight Mojito (Blackberry Mojito) and En Fuego (Spicy Limeade).
Ancient Greek fabulist Aesop once said, “Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” The notion of not letting outside influences take away from a core message has been applied to literature, music, politics and even business. For one beverage-maker, substance over style has been a philosophy engrained in its products and messaging from the beginning.
As Americans look for better-for-you alternatives to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), the U.S. bottled water category is reaching unprecedented heights, according to new research from Chicago-based Mintel, which reveals that sales of bottled water increased 6.4 percent to top $15 billion in 2015. The market research firm expects sales to continue ascending at a rapid pace through 2020, with projected sales growth of 34.7 percent for the category, including 75.1 percent growth for the sparkling/mineral water/seltzer segment, it says.