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Celsius partners with NASCAR driver Blake Koch

Sports drink brand sponsors racer in 2014 Nationwide Series

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Celsius Holdings Inc., maker of negative-calorie beverages, partnered with NASCAR driver Blake Koch for the 2014 Nationwide Series.


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Powerade teams up for 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign

Andrés Iniesta and sports drink brand challenge consumers to reach their own goals

Powerade, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is partnering with Spanish soccer player Andrés Iniesta for its “There’s Power in Every Game” campaign centered around the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Through the campaign, Powerade, the official sports drink of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, will tell stories about soccer players who have overcome adversity to lift their teammates, rally supporters, and inspire communities through their dedication and achievements in the sport, the company says.


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Core Power sponsors 2014 Reebok Spartan Race series

Protein drink brings natural energy, recovery benefits to athletes

Core Power, a brand of Chicago-based fairlife LLC, signed on as the national sponsor and official protein drink of the 2014 Reebok Spartan Race, a global obstacle race series. The partnership pairs two companies committed to providing athletes and active individuals with tools and experiences designed to enhance sports performance.


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Celsius Berry Blast drink mix

Celsius Holdings Inc. added a new Berry Blast flavor to its Celsius line of drink mixes.


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Kees protein drinks

Developed by a registered nurse and a family therapist with expertise in personal training and nutrition, Kees protein drinks were designed to help consumers feel good every day.


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Salada Tea Therapy Performance drink mixes

Redco Foods Inc. launched Salada Tea Therapy Performance drink mix sticks at select GNC stores.


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Zico to send fan to Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Winner will meet gold medal skier Julia Mancuso

El Segundo, Calif.-based Zico Beverages LLC’s same-named coconut water brand announced a sweepstakes through which fans can enter to win a trip for them and a friend to attend the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and meet 2006 Olympic champion Julia Mancuso.


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Performance beverage-makers discuss choosing ingredients

ANSI, BSN, VPX offer insights into performance beverage formulations

When developing a functional drink, beverage-makers have to choose ingredients that will offer desired benefits to the consumer. For Washington, D.C.-based Advanced Nutrient Science International’s Xtreme Shock ready-to-drink (RTD) performance beverages, the brand used the carbohydrate glycerol as a “hyper-hydration” ingredient to replenish lost fluids and hydrate muscle tissues in order to reduce fatigue and boost performance, says Joe Sammarco, vice president of sales. It also used Octopalean, a natural thermogenic ingredient that increases metabolism, stimulate lipolysis and promote insulin sensitivity, he adds.


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Clif Shot launches new sports drinks

Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Protein Recovery Drink Mix offer athletes more options

Clif Shot, a brand of Emeryville, Calif.-based Clif Bar & Co., launched two new sports performance drinks: Clif Shot Electrolyte Hydration Drink Mix and Clif Shot Protein Recovery Drink Mix. The introduction of these new products expands the Clif Shot portfolio to provide athletes options for hydration during activity as well as fast-absorbing protein to aid in post-activity recovery, the company says.


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Kate Farms partners with teen racecar driver Tristan Nunez

Brand puts protein power behind the wheel

Kate Farms, the creator of Komplete Ultimate Shakes, signed a personal endorsement deal with teen racecar driver Tristan Nunez. In his first race of the partnership, Nunez won the Prototype Challenge race in Baltimore as part of the American Le Mans Series on Sept. 1, making him the youngest driver to claim a victory in the series.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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