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  1. #1
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    I am researching some newer energy drinks and beverages found on Bevnet, etc. for a business associate who may add them to their beer distro. biz, anybody have any comments, suggestions on potential commercial success of these:

    Snow Sparkling Mint Soda
    Flathead Lake Monster Soda
    Arizona Beverage Company
    Jones Soda Co. Organic Tea line
    IZZE 100% Sparkling Juice
    Chocolate Moose
    Havana Cappuccino
    O Beverages (flavored water)
    Zico
    Vita Coco
    New Leaf Tea
    Clearly Canadian
    Trek
    Firefighter Brand Beverages

    Thanks for the input!

  2. #2
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    Given the above choices, I would go with the larger known brand(s). Arizona would probably be my first choice Jones second. I wouldn't go with Clearly Canadian as they have been a dead item for years and I have seen it reintroduced several times here to no avail.
    I would start off with 4-6 flavors or so I wouldn't go with the full line of anything.
    If frappuccino isn't very strong in yours/his area I would probably try the Havana Cappuccino as well. Get some racks and display it everywhere. Cold coffee drinks sell really well (why I do not know yuck), but if frappuccino is a strong brand they will have a hold on the market and more than likely it will fail.
    If what you did yesterday still looks big, you haven't done much today.

  3. #3
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    izze works well
    gets you into other markets such as coffee houses. izze's good at getting small, local chains to let them in.

    lots of hippie stuff/appeal with their charitable ways. overall, a good product.

    it tastes great.

    agree with the saint. the only thing you gotta watch out for with arizona is anyone can sell it, like gatorade, and they have like fifty SKUS.

    what breweries does your uncle carry?
    woot woot

  4. #4
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    Arizona, Jones, & Clearly Canadian are the only ones I see around here. I'd love to try the Firefighter brand. They have a well thought out sweetener package.

    Now, as far as local sales go, Arizona is the top one on that list around here. Not bad for not having a big ad capaign. Jones sells so-so, and Clearly Canadian is a real dog on sales. Nothing against the brand; It just doesn't move around here.
    Life is too short to drink crummy sodas...

  5. #5
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    The brand research indicates that your bud is looking for specialty drinks. I would suggest matching brands to his existing customer base. If this includes specialty brands then rock on. If he is looking for bare knuckled fist-fighting with the big soda boys in grocery and c-stores then be very selective.
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  6. #6
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    IZZE's not a stellar drink, but it's pretty good, and as RunWDLG said, it's definitely developed a hip image from strategic sales locations.

    I think the Snow Sparkling Mint Soda has big potential, because it's different, and from what I've heard, very good. But my biggest complaint is distribution. Unfortunately, the smaller, newer drinks have trouble getting national recognition.


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