Coca-Cola launched its newest limited edition Coke Creations extension this week. Y3000 is said by the company to be “futuristic flavored” and “co-created with human and artificial intelligence.” Y3000, in both Zero Sugar and regular versions, is how a Coke of the future might taste, the company added. Coca-Cola used AI to help generate the...
AHA Volume Down -42%. PepsiCo’s Bubly Grows. LaCroix Slips
May 26, 2023
Sales of Coca-Cola’s sparkling water brand, AHA, have deteriorated amid competition with PepsiCo’s growing sparkling water brand, Bubly, according to new BD data. Both brands were created to take on ...
Liquid refreshment beverage sales across all US measured and unmeasured channels in 2022 grew +0.9% by volume and +11.3% by value. The dollar growth — fueled by inflationary pricing as manufacturers offset higher operating and input costs...
Table 1: U.S. LRB Category Volume and Dollar Performance 2022
Table 2: Top U.S.Carbonated Soft Drink (CSD) BrandsTable 3: Top U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverages (LRB) Trademarks
Beverage Digest is walking the show floor along with about 65,000 other attendees at Expo West in California this week. We'll investigate natural ingredient trends that could one day drive the growing and profitable functional packaged beverage market. We're also looking for what's new within existing ready-to-drink segments and product lines, and talking to the founders and leaders who propel the sector.
We'll share our observations in live updates here, so check back through the next couple of days.
Subscribers can email us if there is something specific you'd like to ask about. For those attending the show, feel free to send any noteworthy observations as well.
Decades-Long ‘Hobby’ Looks to Capitalize on Consumer Desire for Canned Water
February 1, 2023
Brand Backed By Former Hedge Fund Owner, Major League Pickleball Founder
Richard’s Rainwater has spent the last couple of years making sure the brand won’t be ignored. Fresh off a 2021 Series A funding round that was north of $10 million, the Austin, Texas-based packager of actual rainwater has been expanding shelf presence at retailers including Kroger, Albertson’s and HEB, adding production capacity, and executing an aggressive publicity campaign. If you hadn’t heard of the still nascent brand previously, you’d be...
Sparkling water category pricing at US retail surged +8.6% during the first half of 2022, and volume sales declined as a result. When all was said and done, the category posted dollar sales growth of +4.5%. As shown in the table below, LaCroix’s +10.4% pricing growth was higher than the category, leading...