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Pro Motion Thirst Quencher

Planet Blue Beverage Inc. introduced a line of Pro Motion Thirst Quencher sports drinks.


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New Whey Nutrition helps bring protein drinks mainstream

Company supplements also meet medical, manual labor needs

Although protein drinks previously were associated with bodybuilders and workout occasions, mainstream consumers now are seeking protein-enhanced products.


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Vita Coco Sport

Vita Coco expanded into the sports drink category with its new line of Vita Coco Sport beverages.


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Hormel Foods completes CytoSport acquisition

Deal includes Muscle Milk brand, manufacturing facility, and production and distribution agreements

Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., announced the closing of its acquisition of CytoSport Holdings Inc., Benicia, Calif. The purchase price was approximately $450 million. The deal includes the Muscle Milk brand of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink protein beverages; a manufacturing facility in Benicia, Calif.; as well as several manufacturing and distribution agreements both domestically and abroad, according to Hormel Foods.


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Golazo focuses on flavor and functional ingredients

Energy and sports drink company capitalizes on soccer ties

After the 2014 FIFA World Cup, soccer fans have seen their fair share of golazos — the Spanish and Portuguese word for brilliant goals.


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NuAquos expands distribution into Shop Rite stores

Protein drink brand plans sales and marketing campaign

Oviedo, Fla.-based New Whey Nutrition announced that its NuAquos protein drinks will be available in Shop Rite stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut. More than 250 stores will sell the brand’s Peach Mango, Pomegranate, Watermelon, Kiwi-Strawberry and Orange varieties, which are priced at $2.49 for a 20-ounce bottle.


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Muscle Milk Organic

CytoSport Inc. debuted the first organic line for its Muscle Milk brand of ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shakes.


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ProSupps launches new pre-workout drink with dispensing cap

KarmaCap closure preserves ingredients inside the cap until consumption

ProSupps USA, Allen, Texas, released its pre-workout powder Mr. Hyde in a ready-to-drink (RTD) format.


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CytoSport launches first organic Muscle Milk line

Muscle Milk Organic RTD shakes available exclusively at Target stores nationwide

CytoSport Inc., Benicia, Calif., debuted the first organic line for its Muscle Milk brand of ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shakes.


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PepsiCo Americas Beverages pushes forward with innovations

New beverages, fountain systems designed with customers, consumers in mind

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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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