Founded in 2009, Neuro Brands LLC was created by Sanela Diana Jenkins to promote the health of both the body and mind. The company offers a line of eight low-calorie functional beverages to help promote sleep, aid digestion and reduce stress in low-calorie, great-tasting beverages, it says.
As consumer focus on health and nutrition increases, the beverage market is booming with a variety of functional beverages that cater to sports and muscle recovery, hydration and convenience. In addition, the market is projected to grow, especially as ingredient manufacturers release innovative ingredients optimized for both efficacy and portability.
After several years of declining sales, refrigerated orange juices, fruit juices and lemonades are experiencing upticks of 7.1 percent, 6.2 percent and 8.8 percent, respectively. Yet, the juice and juice drinks category is experiencing its share of twists and turns as health-conscious consumers are turning away from traditional juices with high sugar content and seeking lower-sugar options.
NOCCO, a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) beverage company, kicked off its partnership with Battle Cancer, a mass-participation fitness competition that raises money for cancer charities around the world.
In the wake of COVID-19, beverage companies have stepped up efforts to connect with their customers by hosting podcasts and virtual tastings. For instance, Mountain Mel’s, purveyors of loose-leaf herbal teas, is offering online classes and podcasts designed to educate and entertain.
As consumers are increasingly aware of the benefits of fiber-rich diets, along with being concerned about the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies, the demand for functional beverages has grown. Dietary fiber has become a large part of this category because of its potential to support digestion, immunity and more. Additionally, prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics are prompting growing functional food and beverage formulations using these as ingredients.
Brand launches match donation for first responders
May 11, 2020
Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.-based Ocean Spray, the cranberry cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer-families, has announced that Atoka, a new line of herbalist crafted, plant-based functional beverages, is now available for direct-to-consumer purchase online at AtokaWellness.com.
Printer helps with free store sign placement evaluations
May 11, 2020
As companies strive to ensure the safety of their customers and employees by following the guidelines of public health officials and government agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for social distancing signage has skyrocketed.
In the July 2020 issue of Beverage Industry, the magazine highlights how Calypso Lemonade is looking to follow up its 2019 success with more great releases. Also in this issue is the 2020 State of the Beverage Industry report, features on plant water beverages, clean label ingredients and THC usage in beverage formulations.