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August 17, 2018
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As a society, we are in the process of shifting towards less sweet, more fruit, vegetable and superfood-forward flavor profiles. Many brands have responded by offering better-for-you beverages, and in this article is a brief overview highlighting some beverage menus worth knowing about.
Dispensed cold brew options are popular across all restaurant types
August 6, 2018
On the heels of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and iced coffee growth, cold brew coffee has become commonplace across the foodservice spectrum, according to "Office Coffee Service in the U.S.: Market Trends and Opportunities, 3rd Edition," a report by market research firm Packaged Facts.
Jalapeño-Kiwi-Cucumber joins Health-Ade's line of cold-pressed kombucha flavored with juice from organic, non-GMO produce
June 12, 2018
The new flavor will be available at select retailers in Los Angeles and New York, as well as online via Health-Ade's e-commerce platform — the first for any kombucha brand. The platform recently introduced Destini, a tool that allows customers to easily locate specific Health-Ade flavors in stores. In July, the flavor will be available at Whole Foods, as well as other retailers and grocers nationwide.
One in five global coffee product launches are cold, iced or chilled coffee
June 6, 2018
Chilled coffee is thriving in the US, growing at least 10% annually between 2013-17. In fact, more than half (56%) of new RTD coffee launches in the US were cold brew in 2017, up from 38% the year prior. What is more, in the US, cold brew sales at retail* reached an estimated $38 million in 2017, representing a single-year growth of 137%. Meanwhile, RTD coffee is also building momentum in China. Mintel forecasts annual growth of around 20% in the next five years as RTD steals more share from instant coffee.
The ready-to-drink coffee blends Chameleon’s classic cold-brew coffee with organic milk
May 31, 2018
The ready-to-drink coffee blends Chameleon’s classic cold-brew coffee with organic milk and organic sweet, the company says. Each bottle of Chameleon Cold-Brew contains between 100 to 110 calories, five to 12g of sugar, and four grams of protein in each eight-ounce serving, it adds.
South African rooibos tea company contributes to healthy, better-for-you RTD beverage category
May 15, 2018
BOS Iced Tea checks all the health boxes by being USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and vegan friendly – while delivering on taste and refreshment. BOS is available in classic iced tea flavors: Lemon, Peach and Berry, plus offers on-trend innovations like Green Rooibos & Yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) and Lime & Ginger.
The agreement is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close this summer or early fall
May 9, 2018
As part of the alliance, Nestlé will obtain the rights to market, sell, and distribute Starbucks®, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Starbucks Reserve®, Teavana™, Starbucks VIA® and Torrefazione Italia® packaged coffee and tea in all global at-home and away-from-home channels. Nestlé will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion in closing consideration, and Starbucks – with a focus on long-term shareholder value creation – will retain a significant stake as licensor and supplier of roast and ground and other products going forward. Additionally, the Starbucks brand portfolio will be represented on Nestlé’s single-serve capsule systems.
Just Peachy is a Cannabidiol-infused black tea-based beverage made with peach, ginger, and honey
May 2, 2018
Along with the release of Just Peachy, Kickback Cold Brew released two other new flavors: Matcha’cha, a matcha based drink with almond milk, monk fruit sweetener and CBD; and Coffee Date, a cold brew coffee with coconut milk and Tunisian date syrup.