Bottled water has come a long way in its lifetime, and today, consumers are choosing this natural, healthy beverage more than ever. Industry experts even speculate that the category could grow larger than the carbonated soft drink (CSD) category by the end of the decade.
Convenience stores sit in a unique niche where they are presented with consumers and behaviors not found in any other food or beverage retail sector. The biggest challenge, yet opportunity, is that 84 percent of items purchased at convenience stores are consumed within the hour of purchase, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.
bottlePORT to release reusable bottles with dispensable caps
August 26, 2015
bottlePORT, Inc. aims to give mindful beverage drinkers convenience and value by introducing eco-friendly, natural ingredients line “bottlePORT.” In an agreement with NYSW Beverage Brands Inc. to be the exclusive “bottler,” the new company will redefine the dosing cap segment by using this technology to create a reusable bottle system that delivers several drinks per one bottle, the company says.
Icebox Water, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., announces the launch of its new initiative, Beyond the Bottle. The initiative is committed to educating all people on the importance of personal and planetary health, supported by Icebox Water’s pure, sustainably sourced drinking water and environmentally responsible packaging, the company says. By providing consistently updated information about the state of the environment and healthy, sustainable water sourcing, Icebox Water demonstrates the need for reducing plastic pollution while providing an ethical, delicious source of water, it adds.
Pop-up grove a part of The Life Deliziosa campaign
August 25, 2015
Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages, a brand of Stamford, Conn.-based Nestle Waters North America, will bring its The Life Deliziosa campaign to life by through a pop-up citrus grove in the heart of New York City. The event will transport guests to the sunny Italian coast as they walk through groves of citrus trees while sipping on Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages, the company says.
Whether it’s your family doctor or first lady Michelle Obama, authority figures are stressing the importance of drinking water. But as consumers look to fulfill their hydration needs one bottled water brand is promoting the “perfect” balance of hydration and clean taste.
The start of the 2015-2016 school year is just around the corner, and students between the ages of five and 18 will continue to find healthier beverages and snacks in vending machines, a la carte lines and school stores due to the Smart Snacks in School regulation enacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July 2014.
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!