Antioxidants, prebiotics, probiotics, electrolytes, fiber — whichever attribute it is, consumers have come to expect their beverages to feature a functional aspect. As the macrotrend of better-for-you and functional beverages continues to thrive, more products are being launched that target consumers’ digestive health concerns.
It’s no secret that the beverage industry has evolved during the past decade or so. With new demands from consumers, beverage-makers
have developed new products that provide function, low or no calories and flavor.
For the past several years, the beverage industry has faced an evolution in consumer demand. A consumer drive toward maintaining overall health and wellness has impacted several categories, particularly carbonated soft drinks (CSDs).
Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying, “Coffee — the favorite drink of the civilized world.” Today, coffee remains a favorite beverage and flavor in the United States. As such, beverage-makers are using the flavor within a plethora of categories, including ready-to-drink (RTD) coffees, spirits and craft beers.
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.
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.
As Dorothy told audiences, “There’s no place like home.” Aside from being a memorable movie quote, this notion has taken on a deeper meaning in the food and beverage industries as local-buying trends and farmers markets are being celebrated by more and more consumers.
Flavor company's portfolio hits on natural and organic trends
February 15, 2016
Virginia Dare is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based flavor and extract company originally founded in 1835. The company evolved into the Virginia Dare Extract Co. in 1923, with a focus on creating and supplying flavors for the food and beverage, health and wellness, nutritional product, sweet goods, dairy, and pharmaceutical and oral care industries.
Whether it’s from their friends and family, doctors or TV personalities, Americans have numerous outlets from which to receive advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hoping to make it easier for American consumers to make smart food and beverage choices.