American consumers’ desires for organic products continue to gain steam. According to data from the Washington, D.C.-based Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic products reached $35.1 billion in 2013, an increase of 11.5 percent compared with the previous year.
Racks designed to entice bottled water sales at foodservice locations
August 20, 2014
Kraft Foodservice, a division of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is offering free merchandising racks for its Mio liquid water enhancers. Designed to boost bottled water sales at foodservice locations, the company is offering two options: a hitchhiker rack or a cooler door rack.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated its new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, which affect the sale of foods and beverages that are not part of federally supported meals programs.
Partnership will feature organic offerings at Cinemark theaters nationwide
July 15, 2014
Cinemark Holdings Inc., Plano, Texas, announced that its chain of theaters now offer Honest Kids organic juice drinks. Starting immediately, the beverages are available in all of the company’s 334 cinemas nationwide. Honest Kids organic beverages are available for sale individually as well as in Cinemark’s Movie Snack Packs.
New products celebrate summer, National Iced Tea Month and iced tea’s 110th birthday
June 16, 2014
Chicago-based Argo Tea is celebrating the start of summer, National Iced Tea Month and the 110th birthday of iced tea in America with a new unsweetened iced tea line that includes Hibiscus Apple herbal tea, Green Tea Strawberry, and Ginger Peach black tea.
The January 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Bottler of the Year, as well as articles about juice smoothies, RTD cold-brew coffee, and supermarket growth. Check it out today!