As summer continues to roll by, consumer interest in cannabis beverages still reigns. In the Readers’ Choice: New Product poll for June, Beverage Industry readers’ selected Oki CBD-Infused Beverages as their favorite new product release.
When it comes to sweetening solutions like stevia, erythritol and monk fruit, ingredient suppliers highlight how they also are “moving on” in search of the latest iteration of sweetening solutions that will reduce sugar content while maintaining the lower calories and sugar-like taste and texture consumers’ crave.
Company launches RETHINK Juice Splash in Watermelon and Fruit Punch
March 5, 2019
RETHINK Brands, Columbia, Md., is launching RETHINK Juice Splash. With only 1 gram of natural sugar and no artificial sweeteners, RETHINK Juice Splash is positioned to be the new benchmark of health in the kid’s aseptic juice category, the company says. RETHINK Juice Splash launches nationwide with two flavors — Watermelon and Fruit Punch — and two more — Kiwi Strawberry and Strawberry Lemonade — coming in the second quarter.
Ingredient company introduces ASTRAEA Allulose sweetener
February 13, 2019
The on-trend sweetener is 70 percent as sweet as sugar and helps manufacturers reduce sucrose in their recipes and develop reduced-calorie food and beverages to meet growing consumer demand, the companies say.
Although a staple within the North American beverage market, the juice and juice drinks category has been challenged as other beverage categories have emerged as go-to options for consumers in terms of hydration and refreshment.
Although many consumers might be looking to live healthier lifestyles, they’re still looking for products that satisfy their sweet tooth. Looking for the best of both worlds, consumers are demanding great-tasting sweetened products that do not contain sugar.
Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.” For Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., that statement rings true as the global food and beverage manufacturer has embarked on a goal to develop better products for consumers and the planet.
Beverage Industry’s September issue features our 2019 Wholesaler of the Year recognition to Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. This issue also features an up close look at the new Future Proof beverage alcohol company as well as a look into the coffee category within the past year. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.