As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.
According to a June 2012 report on energy drinks and shots in the United States by market research firm Mintel, Chicago, the market grew 124 percent from 2006 to 2011, which suggests a continuing recovery from the recession, it states.
In conjunction with the release of Square Enix’s action-adventure videogame “Tomb Raider,” Kick Energy, produced by Global Brands Ltd. in the U.K. and imported in the United States by Dolce Beverage Group LLC, released a limited-edition “Tomb Raider” can.
Xyience Xenergy, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), inked a one-year endorsement contract with former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Fame member Chuck Liddell.