Lineup generates more than $2M retail sales in 9 months
January 16, 2018
Celsius Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., makers of the global fitness drink CELSIUS, announced that it is adding two new flavors, Apple Jack'd and Orangesicle, to its trainer-grade CELSIUS HEAT line. This brings the CELSIUS HEAT product line to seven flavors. The thermogenic pre-workout drink packaged in 16-ounce cans is carbonated and packed with 2,000mg of L-citrulline and 300mg of caffeine.
During the past decade or so, the energy drinks and shots category has experienced solid growth. In 2016, wholesale dollar sales for energy drinks grew 7.3 percent to $7.8 billion, according to Roger Dilworth, senior editor at
New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).
International collaboration included limited-edition “Destiny 2” cans
August 8, 2017
Bungie and Activision Publishing Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., announced it has partnered with Rockstar Energy Drink and Pop-Tarts toaster pastries for “Destiny 2.” The partnership leads up to the Sept. 6 launch of “Destiny 2” on PlayStation4 and Xbox One (PlayStationPlus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features), the company says.
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based Hiball, maker of the organic energy drinks and sparkling energy waters by the same name, as well as Alta Palla ("high ball" in Italian), a brand of organic sparkling juices and sparkling waters.
Grand-prize winner’s photo to be featured on race car
July 18, 2017
Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Living Essentials LLC, the makers of 5-hour Energy shots, announced the company's Racing Throwback Sweepstakes, where the grand prize is a trip to a premier series race, and the winning photo is featured on the hood of the 5-hour Energy No. 77 Throwback-themed race car at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.
Our February edition features FEW Spirits LLC, one of the drivers of the growing craft spirits market. Also, an examination of the opportunities within the functional beverage market. Discover the latest products and trends, including shrink sleeves for unique bottle shapes. And much more!