Energy Drinks & Shots

2014 State of the Industry: Energy drinks

Energy drinks add function and flavor

According to Mintel, 42 percent of people who drink energy shots take them in the afternoon, and 49 percent of people who consume energy drinks also do so in the afternoon, said Jennifer Zegler, global food and drink analyst at the Chicago-based market research firm, in Beverage Industry’s August 2013 issue.


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5-Hour Energy launches non-alcohol mixology contest

“Yummification” video contest asks fans to mix energy shots with an everyday beverage

Living Essentials LLC, Farmington Hills, Mich., kicked off its new “Yummification” video contest, which invites fans to create a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-Hour Energy shot with an everyday beverage.


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Liquid Ice Red

Liquid Management Partners LLC introduced Liquid Ice Red energy drinks, which are made with natural flavors and fortified with B vitamins to invigorate the body in a healthy way, the company says.


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Sunny Delight tests new energy beverage in select markets

SunnyD X energizing juice drink offers energy without caffeine

Sunny Delight Beverages Co., Cincinnati, announced the test market launch of SunnyD X, a carbonated juice drink designed as an alternative to energy drinks. Available in Orange, Lemon Lime and Fruit Punch flavors, the beverage lineup offers energy from B vitamins and carbohydrates instead of caffeine.


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Monster Beverage reports Q1 2014 results

Energy drink brand’s net sales up 10 percent

Monster Beverage Corp., Corona, Calif., reported a more than 10 percent increase in gross sales to nearly $614 million in the first quarter of 2014, which ended March 31. Net sales in the term also increased by more than 10 percent to $536 million, and gross profit reached 53.5 percent of net sales.


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Hydrive energy water launches new flavors

Honey Lemonade and Mango Peach varieties join portfolio

Hydrive Energy Water, a brand of Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc., launched two new flavors: Honey Lemonade and Mango Peach.  Each of the new flavors contains energy-boosting caffeine, enhanced nutritive formulas, and 30 calories in each bottle, the company says.


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OrganicMe launches 4 functional beverages

EnergizeMe, FocusMe, CalmMe and SleepMe packaged in Rexam’s 12-ounce Sleek cans

OrganicMe, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based subsidiary of True Me Brands, launched four new functional beverages that span multiple occasions and need states throughout the day, the company says. U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic and 100 percent natural, the drinks are packaged in 12-ounce Sleek cans from Chicago-based Rexam BCNA.


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How beer brands are using social media to connect with consumers

Social media has become a buzzword for not just American consumers but also the business environment. Companies are turning to various social media channels to create brand awareness or possibly boost retail sales. Beer brands also are turning to social media to make their stories heard. Brand Chorus, a division of New York-based TippingGardner, conducted a Beer StoryScore Index for Beverage Industry. StoryScore is a quantitative measure of a brand’s storytelling through social management based on creativity, strategy and personality.

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