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Drinks For Thought: Nootropic Beverages Offer Brain Benefits

Nootropics, sometimes called “smart drugs,” are a niche but rising segment of the supplements industry that is extending its reach into beverage via shots and energy drink alternatives that promise consumers better focus, better memory, and improved overall mental function.

Elevator Talk: O2 Natural Recovery Aims to Scale Beyond Crossfit

Dave Colina, founder and CEO of O2 Natural Recovery, has found a viable market within the crossfit community and is looking to scale beyond. O2 Natural Recovery is a non-carbonated natural sports recovery drink with increased oxygen and electrolytes.

Nielsen: Sparkling Water, Energy Make Gains

An increase in dollar sales for sparkling flavored waters and energy drinks helped offset slow growth in carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and a decrease in tea over a four-week period ending on Nov. 3, according an analysis of Nielsen data by Wells Fargo Securities. Total snack and non-alcoholic beverage sales were up 2.9 percent.

Flower Power: New CBD Beverages Offer Relaxation, Relief

As CBD continues to infuse itself within the beverage industry and with talks of an upcoming Farm Bill clearing a path for opening the market for CBD products, several new brands -- Joybird Wellness, Recess, Lumen, and DRAM Apothecary -- have emerged with fresh takes on the trend.

Distributor Profile: Hensley Grows Beyond Beer

According to president Andrew McCain, Hensley is approaching 3 million cases of volume shipped for its non-alcoholic portfolio this year, with annual growth expected to land between 15 and 20 percent for the next few years.

CELSIUS Continues Growth in Q3 Earnings

In a year marked by executive restructuring, Celsius Holdings Inc. continued its run of consistent growth in the energy category, announcing a 54 percent increase in year-over-year revenue in its Q3 earnings report released on Thursday.

Monster: Coke Energy Dispute Revealed in Q3 Earnings

Monster is fighting against increased competition in the energy space, CEO Rodney Sacks said during the company’s Q3 earnings report yesterday, including from one of its most prominent shareholders: The Coca-Cola Company.

KDP: Net Sales Rise Post-Merger in Q3

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) enjoyed increases in net sales and operating income in the third quarter, during which the company also completed its merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

‘Powered By FORTO’ Brings JAB Coffee Brands into Shots

FORTO has announced it has entered an agreement to produce a line of coffee shots for brands including Donut Shop, Gevalia, Green Mountain, and Krispy Kreme that will be brewed with their respective source coffees and sold in the same package as its core line.

Elevator Talk: Susosu Introduces Hydrogen Mineral Water to the U.S.

Nadia Lizarazu, the Marketing Manager for Susosu Water, believes the U.S. will be next to ride the wave of Hydrogen Water, a product that has been popular in Japan for decades. Made with extra molecular hydrogen, the water has antioxidant properties. Susosu differentiates from competitors by using natural mineral water instead of purified water.