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.
In this roundup of news from the 2018 NACS trade show in Las Vegas, BevNET checks in with Red Bull and Hint about recent line extensions, examines developments in the sparkling water space, learns about new CBD drinks from New Age Beverages, and samples Brew Dr. Kombucha's new C-store exclusive innovations.
Carbonated soft drink (CSD) unit sales increased 3 percent in a year-over-year comparison for a four-week period ending on May 19, as reported in a generally positive Wells Fargo Securities beverage report on Nielsen sales data released earlier this week.
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The Red Bull Editions line of Red Bull Red (cranberry), Blue (blueberry), Yellow (tropical fruits), and Orange (tangerine) are sold in single serve 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) cans, line priced with Red Bull Energy Drink, Red Bull Sugarfree and Red Bull Total Zero.
The Red Bull Editions flavored line of Red Bull Red (cranberry), Blue (blueberry), Yellow (tropical fruits), and now Orange (tangerine) are sold in single serve 12 fl. oz. (355 mL) cans, line priced with Red Bull Energy Drink, Red Bull Sugarfree and Red Bull Total Zero.