Just as his 3-year-old thoroughbred Outwork thundered down the race track at the Kentucky Derby earlier this year, BODYARMOR Co-Founder and Chairman Mike Repole is in his own race as he aims to beat the competition in the $11.2 billion global sports drinks market.
The well-known philosopher Aristotle once said “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” In today’s everyday life, the energy drinks market might be the new essence of the life as the category — in connection with an uptick in energy shots’ sales — now is the No. 2 performer, second only to bottled water, in convenience stores, according to market research analysts.
The term “information superhighway” might have first gained traction in the 1990s in reference to the Internet and other forms of digital communications, but the prominence of digital in Americans’ day-to-day lives has taken this “superhighway” to another level.
This fall, as children are heading back to school, the institutions that participate in the federal lunch program will continue to ensure that children and teens will be receiving healthier food, snack and beverage choices, experts note.
Referred by many as America’s Dairyland — thanks the vast number of dairy producers — Wisconsin also has a rich history when it comes to brewing beer. For Carl Nolen, his brother Mark Nolen and Kirby Nelson, sharing the history of brewing in Wisconsin was a mission they set out to do three years ago when they co-founded Verona, Wis.-based Wisconsin Brewing Co.
It’s not uncommon to hear mainstream media toss around phrases like “a new era” or “the next frontier.” The frequency of their usage can sometimes fall upon deaf ears; however, members of the beverage market should not ignore these phrases when it comes to latest in food and beverage labeling laws.
One of my favorite singers Billy Joel sings “A New York State of Mind,” and I was in that same frame of mind during a recent business trip to the Big Apple. I hadn’t been to Manhattan in almost 30 years and marveled at how different it looked. Not only was Times Square considerably cleaner, but what stood out, literally, were the towering digital billboards that flashed advertising, promos for upcoming TV shows, events and movies and more.
Shock Top, in partnership with Camp No Counselors, is inviting legal-drinking-age adults to text or upload photos of how they Live Life Unfiltered for a chance to win a weekend camp getaway at three scenic locations: Aug. 25-28 in Kerryville, Texas; Sept. 15-18 in Lake Wales, Fla.; and Sept. 20-Oct. 2 in Valencia, Calif.
An increasing number of SKUs, changing packaging formats and sizes, and a growing interest in personalization are driving a constant need for faster production. Labeling equipment is one area that has felt the pressure from these trends, and the industry continues to innovate to provide beverage manufacturers with the fastest, most flexible machinery, experts say.
Beverage brands launch new packaging sizes, formats
August 15, 2016
Craft brewery Alpine Beer Co. introduced its fan-favorite Willy Vanilly Ale to consumers nationwide in 12-ounce glass bottles. A vanilla-spiced American wheat ale, Willy Vanilly previously was a draft-only offering exclusively served in the Alpine Beer Co. tasting room and restaurant in San Diego.
As the saying goes, “a cold is nothing to sneeze at.” However, that might not be the case based on a national Career Builder survey conducted by Harris Poll. According to the survey, 54 percent of employees stated they went into work when sick because they felt the work wouldn’t get done otherwise.
Cargill research shows fat is second-most important ingredient fact consumers seeks
August 15, 2016
Minneapolis-based Cargill announced that its primary market research data FATitudes — the consumer perspective of fat and oils in North America — has found that after sugar, fat is the second-most important ingredient consumers are monitoring on food product labels.
Fortra adds milkfat, improves flavor, shelf life of beverages
August 15, 2016
Kemin Food Technologies expanded its natural clean-label line with the release of a Kemin Fortra natural plant extract line, which provides triple-duty beverage protection by adding milkfat, flavor and color, while also preventing oxidation and degradation, the company says.
Although a tidal wave of new flavors have been flooding the market, staple flavors, like citrus, have held their ground, according to experts. The two most popular citrus options, lemon and orange, remain solid competitors against newer fruit entrants in the market.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the international music festival Lollapalooza, which makes a stop each year at Grant Park in Chicago, is an event that always has excited locals and drawn tourists from throughout the country.