View Full Version : Looking for an energy drink.
03-09-2005, 03:45 AM
We have been distributing froven beverages, and have many accounts. What energy drink line would you try to pick up and distribute?
If you would pick one up today, what would and wouldn't be good choices for today.
03-09-2005, 09:44 AM
I tried Bawls a week ago and it's 4 exits out of my way on the Penn Lincoln Parkway, but I drive the extra length to pick up a bottle or 4. I also like Pimp Juice cause of it's berry flavor. Both of these are unique and not the Red Bull knock offs. Everyone I know drinks a Red Bull from time to time. I do not work in energy drink distribution, but as a consumer I enjoy these drinks.
03-16-2005, 08:39 AM
Killer Buzz is my pick. It's new(3/1/05) and we are getting rave reveiws. They have auto shipp programs, check it out BuzzMeNow.com
03-16-2005, 03:03 PM
Bawls is a good product and has a following. If its not being distributed in your area then you can build a following pretty fast due to the attractive packaging.
Stackers stinger is some nasty stuff but it sells. There are 4 or 5 SKUs so you dont have the problem of fighting for facings. Stackers diet pills are very popular so you have instant name recognition.
Blue ox energy drink has 8 SKUs 4 flavors 2 sizes again easer to get the facings but does not have the name. May take time to get sell through.
I would also look to carry a red bull clone for the on premise. It does not have to taste exactly like red bull but along the same flavor profile (European energy drink flavor) this could also sell well in c-stores.
Ghetto crap like PimpJuice may do well for you also.
03-16-2005, 04:31 PM
Don't forget Sum Poosie, it's the best. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Drink pink, spew pink.
03-17-2005, 02:33 PM
Hey if you think some p u s s y will sell and you dont mind selling a product with an arguably immoral name then why not? I guess?
I however would never sell such a thing.
[ 03-17-2005, 01:37 PM: Message edited by: Lepke ]
03-22-2005, 04:22 PM
Im not sure what "froven beverages are (probably proven or frozen) but it would depend on what type of acounts you have and will be directing your distribution towards (on-premise or off-premise). For on-premise (bars, restaurants, nightclubs) i would focus on a RB copycat as that is the taste people are currently looking for. For off-premise consumers will look for more variety so you could try something different that may have some good PR behind it like Crunk, Pimp Juice, liquid Ice, Energy 69, or something that has an already established brand name in another category like Rawlings, Everlast, etc...
03-22-2005, 04:46 PM
You also have to look at the type of bar, club you sell these e-drinks to as well. Younger crowds tend to try new, and different things with questionable names. While a slightly older crowd likes "Old Favorites".
03-22-2005, 05:32 PM
Young kids want what is cool. Odds are if they never heard of it they dont want it.
03-22-2005, 06:09 PM
you can try Crunk, Pimp Juice and Sex Kola
04-21-2005, 05:32 PM
[ 05-01-2005, 03:54 PM: Message edited by: BevNET ]
04-22-2005, 12:32 AM
Take a look at Atomic X. It is actually a very good tasting non carbonated choice in a heavily populated carbonated energy drink market, with excellent POP. But, if you already have established accounts I wouldn't recommend paying their $10,000 territory fee.
04-22-2005, 08:38 PM
I like the new 16oz look of Atomic X but why would you bring on a brand that failed in the past
04-23-2005, 12:05 AM
Why do you think it failed in the past World Bev? Do you think people just aren't ready to accept a non carbonated energy drink? Just curious, because otherwise I do think it is a viable product, among many other good energy drinks on the market.
04-26-2005, 02:43 PM
It may have failed because RB reps jumped to work w/ Atomic X and when the re-orders stop coming in everybody left, that's one reason. As far as a non carbornated who cares!!
[ 05-23-2005, 07:35 AM: Message edited by: BevNET ]
05-31-2005, 11:59 PM
shark the product is excellent. we can hook you up with distribution
06-01-2005, 09:56 AM
Coming your way soon Rumba......OJ and Non carbornated.
Taste real good.