The juice and juice drinks category has been challenged to maintain its share of the beverage market as consumers look for products that contain less sugar. On the upswing, juice concentrates experienced dollar sales increases of 4.5 percent for the 52 weeks ending May 14 in U.S. multi-outlets and convenience stores, and shelf-stable bottled juices were up 1.1 percent for the same timeframe, according to Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). However, IRI data indicates that dollar sales for aseptic juices were down 0.7 percent, canned juices were down 1.6 percent and refrigerated juice/juice drinks were down 1.5 percent.
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. introduced its newest handmade juice: Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice. Specially crafted to fight inflammation, the blend is made with just four ingredients: fresh, American-sourced carrots and apples, and a mix of ginger and turmeric, the company says.
Austin, Texas-based Daily Greens announced that its new Just Veggies line hit shelves in Central Markets stores throughout Texas. The lineup will also launch in 375 Whole Foods Market locations nationwide by September, the company says.
When Austin Allan traveled to Madrid to study abroad in 2001, he did not know that the upbeat people, culture and lively, rich flavors of Spain that he “fell in love with” would result in a new livelihood: Tio Gazpacho.
For many, a life-changing event can cause them to reassess their lifestyle, priorities and much more. For Shauna Martin, founder of Austin, Texas-based Daily Greens, her everyday life was altered approximately 11 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33, when her son was 1 year old. Simultaneously, Martin’s sister also was diagnosed with breast cancer.
As consumers demand more better-for-you products, experts note that the juice and juice drinks category has been challenged in a unique way and struggled to maintain its share of the beverage market. “The juice/juice drinks sector has struggled during the past year,” says Susan Viamari, vice president of Thought Leadership at Chicago-based Information Resources Inc.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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