There's not much time left before school starts again, which means college students, Gen Zer's, are getting packed to get back to the books. As Gen Z matures and becomes a more important consumer group, Beverage Marketing Corporation and Fluent conducted a survey to find out what these consumers are drinking. Click here to see the full infographic.
Originally written and performed as a Christmas song, “Fruitcake” extols the virtues of cinnamon by proclaiming, “Cinnamon, cinnamon, don’t forget the cinnamon. Cloves and spice will make it nice, but don’t forget the cinnamon.” In addition to being a popular baking ingredient, cinnamon also is resonating as a popular flavor within more beverages, experts note.
Boston Beer Co. launched a new line of progressive adult beverages: Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a line of clean, crisp spiked, sparkling waters with 100 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates in each serving.
To meet increasing popularity and demand on the heels of its April launch in select major cities, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced its new spiked sparkling water has expanded distribution.
Nielsen CGA on-premise data highlights growth in spirits, decline in beer
April 19, 2016
Nielsen CGA, a branch of New York-based Nielsen, released its first fully projected on- premise measure for the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market which takes a side-by-side look at the state of the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market compared with Great Britain, a market in which full measurement has been available for 10 years, the company says. Great Britain is a gateway for United States’ on-premise retailers and drinks businesses into Europe given the similarities between the two regions, according to the market research firm. The insights from this report highlight opportunities both domestically and internationally, it adds.
Brand expands distribution to Metro New York, Florida
April 15, 2016
Saint Paul, Minn.-based Prestige Beverage Group announced the growth of its Kinky Beverage portfolio. Kinky Cocktails, a colorful addition to the growing progressive adult beverage category, has stood out by offering delectable flavors in colors that pop, the company says.
Latitude Beverage Co., Boston, announced the national rollout of its Mija Sangria, a bottled Sangria made with 100percent unfiltered fruit juice. After selling out of 18,200 cases in its first six months across a dozen states last year, Latitude Beverage Co. says it expects to sell more than 50,000 cases this summer through its expanded distribution. In addition, a 1.5-liter Mija Sangria flip-top bottle also will roll out this summer, it adds.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!