MarketWatch Drinks – April 2012
The Drinks MarketWatch contains the latest news, analysis, and opinion, covering all the month's major issues including new products and innovations, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and regulatory issues. It covers the period from February 15 to March 14, 2012.
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In this month's review of beverage launches, the innovation potential of bottled water is being explored by drinks manufacturers. A striking "divided" bottle with separate compartments for water and flavoring has been launched in Russia, while concentrate powders have been reimagined as an on-the-go item.
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Table of contentsDATAMONITOR VIEW
In this month's MarketWatch
•News in brief
NEW DRINKS REVIEW
•New product review: water additives get convenient
•Flavored alcoholic beverages, February 2011 to January 2012: top flavors in new products in Asia Pacific
•New drinks launches by category, November 2011 to January 2012: beer launches up in South and Central America
•Product claims: new drinks launches in Europe, November 2011to January 2012
Starbucks and SSP open Starbucks Coffeehouse at Oslo Airport
BeBevCo adds new Latin American distributor for BeBevCo product line
Target locations to feature Starbucks licensed stores in Canada
Gruppo Campari plans to build new packaging facility in Lawrenceburg
Diageo appoints COO
Farmer Bros Q2 net loss decreases
Coca-Cola Enterprises reports higher Q4 net income, provides outlook for 2012
PepsiCo Q4 net income increases
Kirin Holdings annual net income down
Asia Pacific Breweries Q1 profit up 34%
San Miguel Brewery annual net loss decreases
Peet's Coffee & Tea reports lower Q4 net income, provides guidance for 2012
BeBevCo annual revenue increases 35%
Diageo H1 profit decreases
East African Breweries H1 net profit increases 38%
•New products and innovations
Castle Brands announces launch of Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy drink in US
Jamba Juice to launch three new juice blend beverages
Boyd Coffee introduces Mandarin Orange Iced Tea
PepsiCo launches two new Mirinda flavors
Nestle launches new coffee machine
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters launches Keurig Vue brewer
Snapple launches Diet Half 'n Half Lemonade Iced Tea
Plzensky Prazdroj introduces non-traditional beer
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: CASTLE BRANDS
•Castle Brands Q3 net loss decreases
New Product Development Trends in Store Brands
Consumer and Innovation Trends in Flavored Alcoholic Beverages
The Role of Social Media: How Can Own Label Benefit from Consumers’ Social Media Habits
Consumer and Innovation Trends in Juices and Smoothies
Trust & Transparency: Consumer & Innovation Trends
The Future of Functional Food and Beverages: Cognitive Health
Serving the Expanding Middle Classes: Targeting Aspirational Brazilian Consumers
•Ask the analyst
•Table: Top claims in new drinks launches in Europe, November 2011 to January 2012, and growth compared to November 2010 to January 2011
•Table: Key facts
•Table: SWOT analysis
•Figure: Zelena Sova Enzhi Zhivyi Sik Soft Juice Drink
•Figure: Clight Powdered Juice Mix – Star Fruit, Blackberry & Raspberry, Pitanga, Pineapple & Ginger
•Figure: Wildalp Water For Baby Food
•Figure: Fito Guru Inspiring Phytomix Drink – Tonus with Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Eleutherococcus; Intellect with Pomegranate, Black Chokeberry, and Lemon Balm; Immunity with Cranberry, Blackcurrant, and Royal Jelly; Vision with Carrot, Blackcurrant, and African Marigold; Man’s Force with Pumpkin, Carrot, and Ginger
•Figure: Zolito Organic Fresh Coffee Cup – Dark Roast, Medium Roast
•Figure: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale
•Figure: Smirnoff Flavored Vodka – Fluffed Marshmallow, Whipped Cream
•Figure: Flavored alcoholic beverages: top flavors in new products in Asia Pacific, February 2011 to January 2012
•Figure: Leading drinks launches by category in South and Central America, November 2011 to January 2012 and November 2010 to January 2011
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