As many get set to enjoy their holiday celebrations, beverage-makers are ensuring that consumers have more ways to imbibe. The readers of Beverage Industry are taking note of these innovations in the publication’s Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll for November.
Many consumers are apt to store bottles of vodka in their refrigerators or freezers, causing the bottles to condensate when they’re taken out for serving. However, a new campaign for the neutral grain spirit Veev is attempting to make vodkas sweat in a different way — with anxiety.
Consumers are drinking less but better, Beverage Information & Insights Group reports
July 28, 2014
As the economy continues to expand, premium and super-premium distilled spirits are coming back stronger than ever, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group’s “2014 Liquor Handbook.” The Norwalk, Conn.-based company reports that this premiumization trend means that consumers are drinking less but drinking “better,” which resulted in slower case sales growth of 2.2 percent, reaching 210 million 9-liter cases in 2013.
Timed with the start of the summer season and warmer weather, Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc.’s Sauza brand added a new Watermelon flavor to its lineup of ready-to-drink Sparkling Margaritas, which made their debut last spring.
As one of the top-selling flavored malt beverages (FMBs), Mike’s Hard Lemonade has found a niche with consumers. Yet, Seattle-based Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. is not resting on its flagship brand and recently created new products to extend to new usage occasions, demographics and category niches.