Feature over 60 functional food, beverage and dietary supplement concepts at IFT 2015
May 26, 2015
Consumer appetite for great-tasting, better-for-you products, is re-framing the types of items that make their way into today’s grocery store shopping cart. DSM Nutritional Products Inc., Parsippany, N.J., is at the forefront of seizing this opportunity by providing custom nutrient-rich, functional solutions that deliver on innovation with a broad appeal to this evolving consumer who is increasingly looking for ‘everyday foods’ for health and wellness, the company says. During IFT, DSM announced that visitors to its booth (2839) will be able to see, taste and touch over 60 product prototypes, which were designed to meet consumer’s evolving preferences.
Beverage companies partner with World Food Programme
April 27, 2015
Food and beverage companies continue to show their philanthropic sides through donations to disaster relief and humanitarian efforts to support victims of the Nepal-area earthquake on Saturday, April 25.
Kalaheo, Hawaii-based KonaRed Corp. reported an 80 percent increase in consumer product sales plus delivery revenues to nearly $1.1 million for 2014, compared with nearly $605,000 the previous year. Net sales for the company, which includes consumer product sales, delivery fees and raw material ingredient sales, increased 39 percent to nearly $1.3 million, compared with nearly $906 million in 2013.
Usually when people think about a disruption, it comes with a negative connotation: the neighbors upstairs who sounds like they have a personal bowling alley, the fire alarm testing in the middle of the workday, or the road construction that takes a major roadway down to one lane.
In the past year, Life Up LLC’s Foco 100% Pure Coconut Water line has added 10 distributors, secured distribution in major supermarket chains and more than doubled its sales, according to Contessa Foconut Donna Bimbo, chief executive officer of the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company.
In the sea of beverages on the retail shelves, consumers definitely have no shortage of options from which to choose. When you take into account the number of new SKUs out there, it can get even more intriguing.
The readers of Beverage Industry must have an interest in mixology. Based on the results of the publication’s Readers’ Choice Product of the Month poll for October, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes were a crowd pleaser, garnering 31 percent of the vote.