American consumers are thirsting for water like never before. Behind soft drinks, bottled water is currently the No. 2 non-alcohol beverage category by sales and has amassed $12.7 billion in sales, up 6.9 percent, in U.S. supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers, gas and convenience stores, military commissaries, and select club and dollar retail chains for the 52 weeks ending May 17, according to data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago.
In Beverage Industry’s 2015 New Product Development Outlook study, 18 percent of respondents named cinnamon as a top-selling flavor for2015. Although we are early into the new year, it seems as those the readers of the magazine are carrying that assessment in their voting records.
In the sea of beverages on the retail shelves, consumers definitely have no shortage of options from which to choose. When you take into account the number of new SKUs out there, it can get even more intriguing.
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands is rolling out a new flavor, Cinnamon Coffee Roll, as part of the extension of its Dunkin’ Donuts Bakery Series line of flavored coffees and its partnership with Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien.
The August 2015 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story about Goose Island beer, as well as articles about digital marketing, energy drinks, and CORE Hydration bottled water. Check it out today!