PepsiCo, Monster Energy Co., MillerCoors and Red Bull among winners
May 4, 2015
Nielsen announced yesterday its twelve Breakthrough Innovation Winners for 2015. Among the twelve winners, four beverage products made the list this year: Monster Energy Co.’s Monster Energy Ultra, PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew Kickstart, MillerCoors’ Redd’s Apple Ale and Red Bull GmbH’s Red Bull Editions line.
St. Arnold Brewing donates to animal welfare causes
October 16, 2014
To celebrate the launch of the “double-awesome combo” of Nestlé USA’s limited-edition Nestlé Nesquik Girl Scouts Caramel Coconut and Thin Mints flavors, the chocolate milk brand launched a Double Awesome Twitter Contest.
As beverage manufacturers get more creative in their product development, more beverages seem to be blurring category lines. One category that has been both aided and challenged by this multi-platform approach is the energy drink category.
According to Mintel, 42 percent of people who drink energy shots take them in the afternoon, and 49 percent of people who consume energy drinks also do so in the afternoon, said Jennifer Zegler, global food and drink analyst at the Chicago-based market research firm, in Beverage Industry’s August 2013 issue.
National poll conducted on behalf of Red Bull shows energy is primary obstacle to productivity
August 26, 2013
A national poll of U.S. workers conducted by Harris Interactive, Rochester, N.Y., on behalf of Santa Monica, Calif.-based Red Bull North America found that lack of energy is a primary obstacle to productivity in the workplace. In fact, 4 percent of American employees report tiring after just one hour of work, and employed adults between the ages of 18 and 54 are three times more likely than those ages 55 and older to start feeling less productive within the first three hours of their workdays, it reports.