Food and beverage markets comprise majority of demand
March 8, 2016
According to Cleveland-based The Freedonia Group, demand for pouches in the United States will grow 4.4 percent a year through 2020 to $10.1 billion,primarily driven by the introduction of pouch packaging into new markets and the integration of high-value features, such as re-sealable closures and spouts, in more mature markets.
In response to consumers' growing demand for more premium beverages with protein, various flavors and on-trend ingredients, Bolthouse Farms, a subsidiary of Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co., announced its new 2016 spring beverage innovations that will launch under the Bolthouse Farms and 1915 Bolthouse Farms brand names, the company says.
Ramsey, N.J.-based Cascadia Managing Brands, a food and beverage brand management and consulting firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with New York-based BeyondBrands, a new conscious products collective founded by Eric Schnell and Marci Zaroff.
Los Angeles-based CORE Nutrition, purveyors of CORE Hydration premium bottled water, announced its major market rollout of its newest innovation, CORE Organic, a USDA Certified, organic fruit-infused beverage with antioxidants and 5 calories in each serving.
Coca-Cola United makes $67 million investment in Chattanooga
March 3, 2016
Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co., a division of Birmingham, Ala.-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc. (Coca-Cola United), announced the official grand opening of its new 296,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility on Shepherd Road in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Shake360 program aimed at consumers interested in optimal nutrition, healthy eating
March 1, 2016
Fort Washington, Pa.-based Nutrisystem, a provider of weight-management products and services, announced the launch of a new program, Shake360, to address a growing consumer segment interested in optimal nutrition and clean eating, the company says.
Global campaign invites consumers to learn about the brand’s history
February 29, 2016
Heineken unveiled a new integrated global marketing campaign called There's More Behind the Star. The brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is inviting consumers to discover the authentic stories that are the foundation of the global brand, it says.
Campaign offers consumers the chance to win the Most Interesting Man in the World’s possessions
February 26, 2016
Dos Equis, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, announced its new Cinco De Mayo-themed, fully-comprehensive, 360-degree campaign featuring national TV advertising, media partnerships, limited-edition packaging and a national sweepstakes. The campaign will encourage consumers to celebrate with Dos Equis and enter for a chance to win items from the Most Interesting Man’s collection of worldly possessions guaranteed to upgrade any Cinco de Mayo Celebration, the company says.
As Americans look for better-for-you alternatives to carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), the U.S. bottled water category is reaching unprecedented heights, according to new research from Chicago-based Mintel, which reveals that sales of bottled water increased 6.4 percent to top $15 billion in 2015. The market research firm expects sales to continue ascending at a rapid pace through 2020, with projected sales growth of 34.7 percent for the category, including 75.1 percent growth for the sparkling/mineral water/seltzer segment, it says.