Independent analysis marks third consecutive year of notable calorie declines as sales volumes continue to increase
September 30, 2020
Independent evaluator Keybridge LLC released its annual report on progress toward a nationwide goal, set by the beverage industry and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, to reduce the calories and sugar Americans get from beverages. The report noted that 2019 saw the largest single-year reduction in calorie consumption and the third consecutive year of declines since the launch of the initiative.
Coffee, tea, and energy drinks are among the important beverage segments finding increased sales through mashup formulations
March 20, 2019
Among the most important recent innovations identified by Packaged Facts in the report involves mashups—the crossover fusion of two or more beverage products that traditionally wouldn’t be expected to go together.
Consumers avoid additives/preservatives, seek labels with simple ingredients
October 8, 2018
According to Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts, clean label is defined by consumers globally as no pesticides/chemicals/toxins (31%); free from allergens (24%); no GMOs (23%); minimally processed (16%); simple/short ingredient lists (11%) and transparent packaging (7%).
Imbibe shares trend insights from Natural Products Expo West
March 21, 2018
The most common functions included immune support, increased energy, enhanced beauty, detox and improved cognition. Examples include a range of wellness shots by brands like Vive, Nootra and Brain Juice, and functional product lines by brands like Coffee Blenders, Tea Riot, and Beauty and Go.
The US pioneered the kefir market in the west and brought value-added options in resealable plastic bottles to the mainstream market
March 17, 2017
While kefir launch numbers are still limited globally, Innova Market Insights data indicate that they grew more than three-fold between 2011 and 2016. This is despite launches in the overall drinking yogurt/fermented beverages sub-category rising by a much more modest +60%.
Seventh annual EcoFocus worldwide study reveals key beverage industry growth sectors
January 16, 2017
Changing demographics and purchasing behaviors make it crucial for beverage industry leaders to understand and capitalize on key consumer insights that identify growing trends. Evergreen Packaging®, specializing in fiber-based packaging solutions, has worked with EcoFocus Worldwide to identify four key trends from the annual EcoFocus Trend Study that reveals growing themes expected to impact the industry in the coming year.
The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) hosted its 2016 NACS tradeshow Oct. 19-21 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. With a tradeshow floor encompassing approximately 410,000 square feet, the event featured more than 1,200 exhibiting companies showcasing thousands of new products.