Ready-to-drink alcohol beverages see increased incidence
May 28, 2019
This Memorial Day past weekend, consumers kicked off the unofficial start of summer with a more diverse selection of food and beverage options. Although beer and hot dogs remain staple menu options for the summer, emerging options likely are to join them on the menu, according to New York-based Nielsen’s recent Insights titled “This Memorial Day, American Will Substitute Summer CPG Staples for Alternatives.”
As consumers avidly are awaiting the summer season, their thirst for premium bottled water remains high. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for April, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Poland Spring ORIGIN bottled water as their favorite new product release.
As beverage alcohol manufacturers seek out ways to provide a low-calorie solution, it seems as though the latest craze to hit the flavored malt beverage (FMB) segment is fulfilling that need state. “Hard seltzers are raising the bar around perceived health and wellness and attracting much of the dollars spent in the space,” says Brian Sudano, managing partner for Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).
As Americans prepare to watch the Super Bowl this coming Sunday, they will be flocking to retail outlets for their food and beverage needs. According to an Insights from New York-based Nielsen titled “The Evolution of Super Bowl Consumption,” the market research firm identified how today’s viewing experience has evolved.
Nielsen details that the female fan base remains substantial, noting that it has held steady at about 46-47 percent of total viewership from Super Bowl XLVII in 2014 to Super Bowl LII in 2018.
The company’s entrepreneurial spirit, focus on making best-in-class tasting products, and its organizational purpose to bring Flavor to Life is helping the company succeed in a competitive beverage market.
Our June 2019 issue features a cover story on a prominent female figure in the beverage world – Heineken USA’s CEO Maggie Timoney. Also featured in this issue is the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2018, a focus on the tea category and much more. As usual we gathered the latest products and packaging to help guide our readers through the newest trends this summer.
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