During the past decade or so, the energy drinks and shots category has experienced solid growth. In 2016, wholesale dollar sales for energy drinks grew 7.3 percent to $7.8 billion, according to Roger Dilworth, senior editor at
New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).
International collaboration included limited-edition “Destiny 2” cans
August 8, 2017
Bungie and Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., announced it has partnered with Rockstar Energy Drink and Pop-Tarts toaster pastries for “Destiny 2.” The partnership leads up to the Sept. 6 launch of “Destiny 2” on PlayStation4 and Xbox One (PlayStationPlus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features), the company says.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based Hiball, maker of the organic energy drinks and sparkling energy waters by the same name, as well as Alta Palla ("high ball" in Italian), a brand of organic sparkling juices and sparkling waters.
Grand-prize winner’s photo to be featured on race car
July 18, 2017
Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC, the makers of 5-hour Energy shots, announced the company's Racing Throwback Sweepstakes, where the grand prize is a trip to a premier series race, and the winning photo is featured on the hood of the 5-hour Energy No. 77 Throwback-themed race car at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.