Trust, traceability could be keys to boosting consumer confidence
November 12, 2013
Innova Market Insights, the Netherlands, released its Top 10 list analyzing the latest trends impacting the food and beverage industries. Some of the top trends include moves to reduce the amount of food waste as consumers simultaneously adapt their habits in times of continuing austerity. These trends come as the industry focuses on regaining consumer trust, following a year of negative headlines, the market research firm says.
Contest gives fans chance to help extend new beverage line
November 11, 2013
Skinnygirl Founder Bethenny Frankel partnered with AriZona Beverage Co., Cincinnati, to launch Skinnygirl’s first line of non-alcohol beverages. Skinnygirl Sparklers are sparkling waters that are made with real fruit juice, six essential vitamins, superfruit extracts and green tea polyphenols. Like the rest of the Skinnygirl portfolio, the products are low in calories. Each sparkling water contains 5 calories in a serving and do not include artificial colors or flavors.
Beverage-makers exhibit latest in new product releases
November 11, 2013
More than 22,000 people were in attendance at the 2013 NACS Show, which took place Oct. 12-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Total attendance reached 22,263, with 7,874 visitors classified as “buyers,” including retailers, wholesalers and distributors.
Revenue increase attributed to return of normal weather patterns
November 6, 2013
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., announced that it earned $16.2 million on net sales of $434.5 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with a net income of $10.1 million on net sales of $419.9 million for the prior-year period.
El Segundo, Calif.-based Zico Beverages LLC’s same-named coconut water brand announced a sweepstakes through which fans can enter to win a trip for them and a friend to attend the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and meet 2006 Olympic champion Julia Mancuso.
Tea brand invites fans to send free samples of holiday teas to friends
November 5, 2013
Lake Success, N.Y.-based The Hain Celestial Group Inc.’s Celestial Seasonings brand is helping 25,000 fans spread holiday cheer with its holiday teas. Through the Celestial Seasonings Facebook page, fans can surprise a friend or loved one anywhere in the country with a special delivery of Celestial Seasonings holiday teas as part of the brand’s “From Me To You” promotion.
Consumers look to product’s packaging first to learn whether it is recyclable
October 30, 2013
The majority of consumers believe that product companies and their brands play a crucial role in recycling, according to a new poll conducted by New York-based Research Data + Insights (RDI) on behalf of the Carton Council of North America (CCNA), Vernon Hills, Ill. The consulting firm surveyed 1,000 adults from across the United States, and 86 percent of them responded that they expect food and beverage brands to actively help increase the recycling of their packages.