Talking Rain Executives Discuss Decision to Expand Flagship Beyond Sucralose
July 29, 2021
Talking Rain, maker of sucralose-sweetened Sparkling Ice, is testing an extension of its flagship brand sweetened with stevia. The new Sparkling Ice Superfruit, which the company describes as “full flavored” with “sweetness from nature,” contains...
Annually, BD publishes estimated volume and value sales data for the US liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) market, as well as categories including carbonated soft drinks (CSD), and energy drinks. The data included in this special issue estimates beverage consumption for all measured and unmeasured channels, including packaged retail, fountain, and vending. This report focuses on single-serve, direct-store- delivered (DSD) beverages. The fountain channel includes everything from restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell, to sports venues.
Iris Nova made a name for itself selling ready-to-drink functional lemon water by text message in a process founder Zak Normandin called “conversational commerce.” The company attracted the attention of Coca-Cola, which made a minority investment two and a half years ago. Normandin later added other owned and outside non-alcoholic brands to Iris Nova’s direct-to-consumer platform, which had begun with Dirty Lemon. Now he has his sights set on the alcohol beverage business, Normandin told BD in a recent interview.
Coke will discontinue Coca-Cola Energy in the US and Canada by the end of this year, BD has learned, and the company has confirmed. The cola-flavored energy drink didn’t perform as expected in the US after its debut a year and a half ago, just ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. As conditions in the US improved this year, sales for Coca-Cola Energy ...
Consumer Interest in Single-Serve Beverage Mixes on The Rise
April 30, 2021
Consumer Interest in Single-Serve Beverage Mixes on The Rise. “The pandemic accelerated this whole idea of ‘enhance my water.’” One brand that stands to gain from an increasing and potentially disruptive consumer acceptance of single-serve beverage mixes is Nuun (pronounced Noon). The 16-year-old hydration brand is among a number of just-add-water mixes that have translated functionality to a powdered domain previously focused more on lemonade, punch and tea. Growth for single-serve beverage mixes will be driven by: