Coca-Cola's Fairlife brand is rolling out a line of Smart Snacks nutrition shakes, which contain milk, oats and honey. The Rich Chocolate, Creamy Strawberry and French Vanilla flavored drinks are positioned as a way to stave off hunger between meals.
Red Bull and Hint are among the beverage companies that debuted new varieties at this year's National Association of Convenience Stores show. Red Bull is rolling out coconut, kiwi, blueberry and tropical flavors in 8.4-ounce cans, while Hint is introducing lemon and mango flavors for its still water line.
Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman and La Colombe co-founder Todd Carmichael shared stories for National Boss's Day about the bosses who inspired them to succeed. "He showed me that the way up is the hard way," says Carmichael of the fruit farmer who galvanized his endurance at age 14.
Ready-to-drink protein beverage brand OWYN has hit $10 million in sales during its first year on the market, and it expects to be on shelves at 30,000 locations by December 2019. "The clean plant-based ingredients are what customers are looking for," said Jerry Reda, chief operating officer of Big Geyser, which distributes the drinks in the New York metropolitan area.
Dr Pepper has achieved an attention score of 96.2 with the latest installment of its football-themed "Fansville" saga. The spot, which debuted Monday during ESPNU's college football programming, gained over 340 million impressions.
Capri Sun has partnered with the nonprofit group No Bully to address lunchtime social exclusion through the introduction of a modular table designed to cut down on cliques. The Together Table, which will debut today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., forms a looping shape that promotes inclusion at school.
Millennials and members of Gen X have shown a willingness to pay more for premium food and beverage options like all-natural or organic items, and Gen Z and millennial consumers are open to ordering technology such as tablets or self-service kiosks, according to Datassential. In addition, around one-third of Gen Z and more than a quarter of millennials are cutting down on their meat consumption, and the latter group is twice as likely to be vegan compared to the general population.