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Energy market expands from function to flavor

Energy segment innovates to expand usage
August 12, 2013

As Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC’s 5 Hour Energy brand suggests in its advertising, “that 2:30 feeling” can be difficult for many consumers to overcome. In fact, that mid-afternoon slump, or “post-lunch dip,” is a natural part of humans’ internal clock, which creates the urge to sleep approximately seven hours after waking, according to a 2007 New York Times article.


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Up Close With: Brain-Twist Inc.

Brain-Twist Inc. uses strategy to capture consumers
November 11, 2012

 According to New York-based market research firm Nielsen, alcohol drinks packaged in a pouch — many of which are marketed as frozen cocktails — approached $200 million in annual sales in measured channels through Aug. 18, 2012.  


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Energy drinks adopt characteristics of other categories

August 13, 2012

In the world of science fiction, fantasy and mythology, shape shifters have the ability to take on the appearance of another person, creature or entity. 


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2012 State of the Industry: Energy Drinks

July 18, 2012

 The non-aseptic energy drink category reported more than $6.9 billion in sales for a 19.4 percent increase for the 52 weeks ending April 15 in U.S. supermarkets, drug, gas, convenience and mass merchandise retailers, excluding Walmart, according to Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group.  


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Packaging News: New moves in beer, energy drink re-branding

June 13, 2012

 The winners of the first “Canny Awards,” which recognized craft beer cans with high-quality, captivating graphics, were announced during the Craft Brewers Conference, May 2-5 in San Diego.  


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Fast-growing future

April 16, 2012
A comical line in the digital animation film “The Lorax” quips that if you put something in a plastic bottle, people will buy it. Although the joke is meant as a mockery of selling bottled air, many beverage categories have emerged in bottles in the last couple of years.
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NACS Show highlights new products, energized and functional innovations

November 16, 2011
More than 22,300 attendees visited the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show in Chicago from Oct. 1-4. This year’s event featured a record number of international attendees from 58 countries, the association said. The NACS Show featured a 387,000-plus net square foot exposition floor with 1,333 exhibiting companies, including 324 companies new to the show. The following is a highlight of beverage-related features during the show.


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New bottles

November 16, 2011
Coupled with its Big Apple campaign, the FRS Co. partnered with multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon to promote the debut of all-natural Healthy Protein and Healthy Energy beverages in sleek, recyclable and resealable bottles.
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Xyience appeals to an active lifestyle

Xyience Xenergy drinks target healthy energy
November 14, 2011

As the energy drink market expanded years ago, sports nutrition and supplement company Xyience, Las Vegas, saw the emerging category as the next step for its products. That evolution led to the development of Xyience Xenergy drinks. “Xenergy is ‘zen energy;’ that’s what it means,” says Michael Levy, chief financial officer and chief operations officer with Xyience. “It has a concept of healthy energy for people with an active lifestyle.”


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Beverage Beat: In search of acceptance and understanding

August 15, 2011

Last month, market research firm Nielsen outlined its new platform of 12 criteria for new product success during an “Innovation Revelation” webinar. In addition to outlining the dozen steps, Vicki Gardner, senior vice president of product innovation North America for the New York-based company, noted that traditionally successful product launches often offer benefits previously unavailable in the marketplace.


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