As access to natural and organic products has expanded, specialty retailers are working to regain that market share. Experts note that natural and organic retailers that are quick to stock in-demand products and offer versatile options for purchasing will see success.
Beverage designed as natural stress-relief alternative
January 16, 2019
New York-based Bimble Beverages announced the national release of its brand new sparkling drink: Bimble. The beverage features 25 mg of hemp-derived, full-spectrum CBD, which is more than double the CBD content of many CBD beverages on the market, the company claims.
New beer launches with sports marketing partnership
February 26, 2018
Michelob Ultra, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, unveiled the newest innovation to join the Ultra family: Michelob Ultra Pure Gold. Michelob Ultra Pure Gold is made with organic grains and offers a refreshing taste with only 85 calories and 2.5 carbohydrates, the company says. Like Michelob Ultra, the new brew will be free from artificial colors and flavorings.
Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) have long been the top seller in the U.S. beverage market based on volume. Last month, however, New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) announced that U.S. volume sales of bottled water eclipsed CSDs in 2016, making it the No. 1 consumed packaged beverage. This shift followed more than a decade’s worth of single-digit volume declines for soft drinks.
The 31st Annual Natural Products Expo East, which took place Sept. 21-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, hosted more than 1,450 brands, including 450 first-time exhibitors. With more than 28,000 attendees, it was the largest show on record, growing by 10 percent, according to Boulder, Colo.-based New Hope Network, which produces the event.
Beverage Industry’s October issue spotlights leaders throughout the beverage market and how they are steering their company’s throughout the pandemic. Also in this issue is an update on the bottled water market and it continues to post strong volume gains, how natural and organic retailers are combating broader competition, the ingredient solutions available for next-generation performance beverages, and much more!