Alternative Drinks

Stimulating changes for ChanTea

May 14, 2012

 Gourmetti Brands redesigned the packaging of its Chantea line of green tea and aloe vera beverages.  


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New categories on the horizon

Analysts identify emerging beverage trends
March 12, 2012
In the summer of 2007, an English man posted a video of his one-year-old son biting the finger of his three-year-old son on YouTube. The video, known as “Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!,” went viral reaching 417 million views as of Feb. 9. At the time of publication, it was the most viewed video on YouTube that is not a professional music video, according to Wikipedia.
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Children's drinks address growing concerns

Children’s drinks leverage natural, reduced sugar claims
February 13, 2012
When it comes to children’s nutrition, parents are faced with the challenge of finding products that meet their nutritional preferences, but also appeal to their children. But the challenge extends beyond parents and begins with the manufacturers. Beverage-makers are tasked with developing products to help bridge the gap between nutritional demands and pleasing taste profiles.
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On-the-go bottles

January 16, 2012
Slim-Fast, a business unit of Unilever, introduced on-the-go bottles for its shakes.
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From cans to bottles

December 13, 2011
Code Blue, a zero-calorie, all-natural functional beverage, was originally introduced in cans. After discovering that consumers were mistaking the product for an energy drink, the company moved the product from cans to 12-ounce PET bottles.
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Zico is hydrating a growing culture

Zico Beverages targets niche in the sports drink market
December 12, 2011
Fresh out of college in 1991, Mark Rampolla ventured to Latin America as a Peace Corps. volunteer in Costa Rica. He also spent time in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Brazil. During his travels, Rampolla was enlightened by many things within the Latin American culture, including a popular regional drink: coconut water.
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New bottles

November 16, 2011
Coupled with its Big Apple campaign, the FRS Co. partnered with multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon to promote the debut of all-natural Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy beverages in sleek, recyclable and resealable bottles.
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Substitutions expand non-dairy options

Almond milk battles soymilk for top dairy alternative spot
November 14, 2011
In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a health claim allowing soymilk manufacturers to state that consuming 25 grams of soy protein in a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, says Virginia Lee, senior research analyst at Chicago-based Euromonitor International. This claim boosted the popularity of soymilk, and it continues to be the most popular dairy alternative beverage today, she says. However, the research firm estimates that sales of soymilk declined 5.8 percent from $981 million in 2009 to $924 million in 2010, and another 8.5 percent in 2010 reaching $846 million in 2011.
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Blockbuster deal

October 14, 2011
Hangover Joe’s teamed up with Warner Bros. to roll out Hangover Recovery Shots featuring images of characters from the hit movie “The Hangover” printed on the bottles.
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Four times the chill

August 15, 2011
Just Chill now offers its all-natural stress relief beverage in new four-pack options. The latest packaging from the Southern California brand allows for better storage and easier distribution to consumers, the company says.
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