SKU proliferation has left its mark on the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market. But innovative new products aren’t just for the retail shelves. Foodservice operations also are developing new beverages to entice consumers.
Consumers know the importance of health and wellness. According to a survey conducted by New York-based Nielsen, consumers not only recognize the need to institute a healthy lifestyle, they also are willing to pay for it.
As a new mom, I have learned to embrace the phrase multi-tasking. I did not think that I would have perfected the morning ritual of singing “Pop Goes the Weasel,” applying makeup and rocking a baby at the same time, but I have. Although beverage-makers don’t need to include nursery rhymes in their product formulations, they are doing their own type of multi-tasking.
In 1976, the United States was celebrating its bicentennial, the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association agreed to a merger, and the CN Tower was built in Toronto, making it the tallest free-standing land structure at the time.
Maybe it’s because so many of my friends from college were mechanical engineers, or maybe it’s because it went from being considered a plant to a dwarf-planet, but I was very excited last month when the first photos of Pluto were released.
Whether it’s your family doctor or first lady Michelle Obama, authority figures are stressing the importance of drinking water. But as consumers look to fulfill their hydration needs one bottled water brand is promoting the “perfect” balance of hydration and clean taste.
Readers of Beverage Industry Magazine are showing an affinity for organic protein smoothies. In the June New Product of the Month poll, Baltimore-based B’more Organic’s Strawberry Skyr Smoothie took the top spot.
After being out for the past few weeks on maternity leave, I am happy to be back at Beverage Industry. The birth of my first child definitely was a time for celebration in our family. However, I still was too exhausted to join in the festivities.