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Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion Juice Drinks

Minute Maid is introducing two new juice drink flavors—Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion—to its Juice To Go portfolio. Both bring together a blend of tasty fruit flavors and, because they are from the Minute Maid brand you know and trust, both all-new varieties offer refreshing, on-the-go enjoyment that can fit into any schedule. Both are

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The Recovery Drink

What do you get when a Navy SEAL decides to develop an anti-inflammatory supporting sports recovery drink? You get awesome in a can. Kill Cliff, an Atlanta-based company has developed and launched Kill Cliff, a tasty new addition to the Recovery Beverage Category.  The product is lightly carbonated with a blood orange flavor only 15

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Building Bottled Water Sales

New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. Retailers have to know how to market them effectively to maximize profitability. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Bottled water sales continue to rise steadily, which is good news for overall packaged beverage sales in convenience stores. NACS reported recently that in the wake of

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Protein Boost

Convenience Valet has partnered with Pro Balance LLC to distribute Protein to Go, a protein shot that provides 28 grams of hydrolyzed whey protein with zero sugar and zero fat in each convenient, single serving 2.5-ounce bottle. Made with the finest whey protein available, Protein to Go is available in three varieties, including great tasting

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Kid-Targeted Beverages

InZone Brands, distributed in 87% of all national chain c-stores, makes 100% all-natural juice drinks for kids, offering three juice brands for three age groups: toddlers, preschoolers and gradeschoolers. TummyTicklerTots pre-diluted apple juice for toddlers comes in a four-ounce bottle, offers 40% less sugar than regular apple juice and is pre-mixed with purified water and

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New Juice Flavors

Everfresh Juice has launched two new juice offerings: 16-ounce Pineapple Mango and 24-ounce Strawberry Banana. These exotic flavor combinations will quench your customers’ thirst and have them coming back for more. Everfresh Juice’s never-ending goal is to create healthier beverages without ever sacrificing flavor. The company offers more than 30 flavors of juice products. For

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Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

Growing Milk and Dairy Sales

Milk’s Bumpy Ride   In Mintel International’s new “Milk in the U.S.” report, senior analyst David Browne predicted a “bumpy ride” for the $11-billion milk market. Few categories, he noted, are as volatile as milk, which is reflected in the wild dollar sales swing during 2004-09.   “Volatility may return to the market in late

Today’s Top Snack Trends

The Food Channel has released its top 10 snack trends, one of its regular trend reports prepared in conjunction with CultureWaves, Mintel International and the International Food Futurists. “These trends are meant to inspire your back-to-school snacking,” said Kay Logsdon, editor-in-chief of The Food Channel. “But they also show how people are eating today, with

Top Snack Trends

The Food Channel has released its top 10 snack trends, one of its regular trend reports prepared in conjunction with CultureWaves, Mintel International and the International Food Futurists. “These trends are meant to inspire your back-to-school snacking,” said Kay Logsdon, editor-in-chief of The Food Channel. “But they also show how people are eating today, with

Tea Time

Brazil Gourmet expanded its product line with four new nectar-flavored teas that combine the flavor of paradise with the healthy lift of iced tea. Available in 16-ounce textured glass bottles with colorful new labels that feature photos of the exotic fruits contained inside, the teas come in four tropical flavors—mango, guava, passion fruit and mango-passion

Sports-Minded Beverage

Cytomax is the world’s most scientifically advanced complex carbohydrate, electrolyte performance sport drink. For the last decade, it has been available only in a powder formula via specialized retail locations and sports stores. The same benefits are now available in a convenient RTD formula to fuel the weekend warrior, recreational ball player and every athlete in

Citrus Selection

The Meridian Beverage Co. introduces a new flavor in its Aqua Cal line of naturally flavored purified water fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The new flavor, Navel Orange, is bursting with taste. Along with all other flavors (Strawberry, Lemon Zest, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango, Concord Grape and Black Cherry), Navel Orange is available

Packing a punch

Nitro2Go manufactures a premium 12 SKU product line of all-natural dietary supplements available in 2-count single packets and 30-count bottles, and two energy drink formulas—Regular and Light—in both 8.4-ounce and 16-ounce cans. Nitro2Go, which distributes to all 50 states either by DSD or self-distribution, offers a free trial counter display and free samples upon request. For

Let It Breathe

Fire Mountain Beverage Co. launched a new trademarked product FIVE O(2), which stands for Flavor Infused Vitamin Enriched with Oxygen. This product is an oxygenated, flavored water product with vitamins, and it has been developed in four initial flavors—-lemon, tropical, berry and mango. These products take advantage of current market-trends in the beverage industry that

Water That Works

Propel Fitness Water introduces Propel Calcium, which has the same great taste profile as regular Propel Fitness Water. A full 700 milliliter bottle of Propel Calcium provides nearly the same amount of calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk (300 milligrams),or approximately 30% of the daily recommended amount. Propel Calcium will be available nationwide in

The Calorie Burner

  Enviga, the sparkling green tea proven to burn calories, will make its national debut from Beverage Partners Worldwide, Nestle S.A. and The Coca-Cola Co. Enviga is designed to work with bodies to increase calorie burning, providing an optimum blend of green tea extracts (EGCG) and caffeine. Scientific studies have shown that EGCG and caffeine

X-tremely Tasty

The ultimate in performance enhancement has hit the market with a product that brings scienceand nature together in a new, healthy and great tasting variety vitamin water xxx. The flavor of xxx blends the taste of acai, blueberry and pomegranate together, bringing the antioxidant levels for this new brand variety off the charts.With 15 varieties,

Enhanced Juices

Minute Maid announced a new line of 100% orange juice products with health benefits from added nutrients and functional ingredients. The Minute Maid Enhanced Juice line includes new Minute Maid Multi-Vitamin and Minute Maid Active as well as new packaging for the popular Minute Maid Heart Wise variety. Responding to the needs of the health-conscious

Truthful Taste

Honest Tea is expanding its line with the addition of Pomegranate White Tea with Acai. Three antioxidant rich ingredients pomegranates,white tea and the acai berry are combined with less than three teaspoons of organic cane sugar to create a delicately flavored tea perfect for the tea-lover as wellthe health-conscious consumer. Aserving of Pomegranate White Tea

AriZona to the Rescue

AriZona Beverage Co. has launched RESCUE Water, a new line of enhanced waters filled with a proprietary blend of Twinlab vitamins and antioxidants. It comes in four flavors, each of which corresponds to a different function. Berry Blend helps the body to relax; Lemon-Lime assists in supplying energy; Orange Citrus supports liver function so the

Rutter’s Debuts Flavored Milk

Rutter’s Dairy has introduced Rutter’s-branded vanilla and strawberry milk pints to the consumer market. For years, the two flavors were available only as part of Rutter’s school milk program. The new pints – sold in plastic bottles – are the first new flavors of milk introduced by Rutter’s in a few years. Previously, Rutter’s had

Competitive Pricing Key to Water Sales

Operators hoping to do well with bottled and flavored waters in 2010 need to understand what both water and bottles mean to today’s consumers. Following a decade of steady growth, bottled water sales in c-stores declined last year as consumer spending lagged due to higher fuel prices and the economic recession. But many retailers and

Juices and Teas Bounce Back

Innovation, health and pricing are some of the factors that will help or hinder c-store operators looking to make money with juices and teas in 2010. While juices and teas have struggled over the past few years, 2009 was sort of a renaissance year for the category as both segments experienced sales gains. Overall, for

Diet Coke Unveils New Packaging, Heart Health Message

For the third consecutive year, Diet Coke is partnering with Klum and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in a national heart health awareness campaign called The Heart Truth. To bring heart health into the spotlight during February, American Heart Month, Diet Coke will distribute special limited-edition packaging in support of the campaign.

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