Alternative Drinks

2013 State of the Industry: Dairy & alternatives

July 10, 2013

According to Chicago-based Mintel’s April 2013 report “Dairy and Non-dairy Milk – US,” the “other milk” segment, which includes ready-to-drink milk or milk substitutes, refrigerated kefir/milk substitutes/soy milk, and refrigerated milkshakes/non-dairy drinks, makes up 7.3 percent of the total U.S. dairy and non-dairy milk market. This represents a more than 30 percent increase in market share since 2010, it reports. Mintel also predicts that this category will continue to see growth through 2017 to reach nearly $2.9 billion in sales.


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Muscle Milk promotes strikeouts for charity

May 15, 2013

CytoSport’s Muscle Milk partnered with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw in a charitable marketing partnership.


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Liquid supplements make strides in a changing landscape

Consumers show favorable image of supplements.
May 10, 2013

The old saying that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” might someday transition to “A supplement a day keeps the doctor away” as topics such as the U.S. obesity rate, an aging baby boomer generation, and increased energy/alertness continue to bring attention to the nutritional/dietary supplement segment, according to market research firms.


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Drink Chia grows its packages

April 15, 2013

In an effort to offer greater value to consumers, Drink Chia LLC increased the package size of its same-named omega-3 superfood drink from 8 to 10 ounces.


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Kwass’Up takes the plunge

February 18, 2013
Kwass’Up, a new non-alcohol malt beverage brand by Pure Ally, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., showcased its adventurous side by sponsoring this year’s Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Swim.
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Coconut water finds a home in the beverage market

February 11, 2013

 In Fred Heatherton’s novelty song, “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” the composer depicts a showman prodding people to play a game involving coconuts in order to make him rich.  


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Mix1’s ‘dream’ redesign

January 15, 2013

 Mix1 Nutritional Shakes unveiled its newly packaged fruit-flavored shakes.  


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BodyArmor Superdrink

BodyArmor offers hydration, nutrition benefits
January 11, 2013

 When BodyArmor Chief Executive Officer Lance Collins was preparing to launch a new beverage line in early 2011, he wanted to come back into the beverage industry with something special that would be the next evolution in nutrient-enhanced drinks.  


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Celsius’ colorful redesign

December 14, 2012

 Celsius Holdings Inc. redesigned the packaging for its ready-to-drink supplement beverages. 


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Dairy alternatives grow, make their mark

2012 dairy beverage sales and trends
November 11, 2012

 Dairy alternative drinks are becoming so mainstream that they might soon deserve their own name, says David Sprinkle, research director and publisher of Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md.  


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