Comprising 46 percent of the retail share, traditional supermarkets remain the largest channel in the retail food industry; however, Jon Hauptman, senior director of retail at Long Grove, Ill.-based Willard Bishop Co., an Inmar analytics company, notes that dollar sales in the channel have been flat as more consumers shop at supercenters, fresh-format stores, dollar stores and online.
To keep pace with consumers thirsting for new, better-for-you products, beverage-makers consistently are formulating and releasing new products into the market. Although it can be difficult to stand out from the rest on store shelves, some brands innovated to create their own buzz this year.
+Red Elixir LLC now offers its self-titled functional beverage, which is designed to recharge, extend and defend the physical body’s response, while increasing the body’s natural performance, the company says.
GNT Group, Mierlo, the Netherlands, is investing more than 3 million euros in its research and development capabilities. By constructing new laboratory facilities at its headquarters, the company will almost double its capacity for quality control and product development, it says.
As the saying goes, “a cold is nothing to sneeze at.” However, that might not be the case based on a national Career Builder survey conducted by Harris Poll. According to the survey, 54 percent of employees stated they went into work when sick because they felt the work wouldn’t get done otherwise.
Caribou Premium Iced Coffee captures title with more than 50 percent of vote
July 19, 2016
Summer is in full swing and consumers are looking to cool off with some refreshing beverages. However, they still need that morning pick-me-up. To satisfy both need states, iced coffee releases continue to light up the shelves, and the readers of Beverage Industry agree.
Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, “Coffee — the favorite drink of the civilized world.” Today, coffee remains a favorite beverage and flavor in the United States. As such, beverage-makers are using the flavor within a plethora of categories, including ready-to-drink (RTD) coffees, spirits and craft beers.
When Albert Einstein died in 1955, Thomas Harvey, a pathologist at the hospital where the famous inventor died, was so curious about the brilliance of Einstein’s brain that he stole it for his own studies.
Health and wellness remains an overarching driving factor in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market today. As such, consumers have increasingly grown cautious of the products that they put in their bodies, with a growing number avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages. But one brand is tackling this issue by trying to reinvent the juice category.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!