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.
Manufacturers and retailers continually are searching for ways to optimize shopper satisfaction through category management. But while the overall idea remains the same, the ways manufacturers and retailers go about this process changes as trends evolve.
Campbell’s V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juices claims 59 percent of votes
April 20, 2015
In line with consumers’ interest with health and wellness products as well as vegetable flavors, Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. introduced in January its new line of V8 Vegetable and Fruit Juice beverages. This month, Beverage Industry readers have shown that they agree that this new product release was on point by voting the product line Beverage Industry’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month for March.
Country Time, a lemonade brand of Kraft Foods Group Inc., is helping make lemonade preparation easier this summer with the release of its Country Time Lemonade Starter multi-serve liquid concentrate, it says.
The readers of Beverage Industry see a future for liquid concentrates in the alcohol market. In the magazine’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Year poll for 2014, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes captured the title of Favorite New Product of 2014 by garnering 40 percent of votes.
The readers of Beverage Industry must have an interest in mixology. Based on the results of the publication’s Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll for October, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes were a crowd pleaser, garnering 31 percent of the vote.