MarketWatch Drinks - February 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 December 15, 2011 to January 14, 2012.
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A new "water enhancer" that can be used to turn any conventional beverage into an energy drink is the innovation that headlines this month's rundown of novel drinks industry launches. Other developments to feature include a selection of innovative flavors for the dairy drink market, and a surprising melding of alcoholic drinks and cupcakes.
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Table of contents
In this month's MarketWatch
•News in brief
NEW DRINKS REVIEW
•New product review: customization trend evolves with new energy additive
•Juices, December 2010 to November 2011: top flavors in new products in South and Central America
•New drink launches by category, September 2011 to November 2011: wine moves ahead in Europe
•Product claims: new drinks launches in North America, September to November
Jamba and US Foods form supply chain distribution alliance
SABMiller names new managing director of Asia region
Coca-Cola Company announces retirement of SVP and general counsel
Gevo announces agreement with Coca-Cola to develop renewable plastic bottles
Mojo Ventures changes name to Mojo Organics
Hansen Natural changes name to Monster Beverage
Kraft Foods and SodaStream enter into strategic partnership
BPW joint venture to focus on Europe and Canada
Skyy Spirits signs distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits
Autogrill and Starbucks to develop new business in Europe
•New product launches and innovations
Vinotemp launches new practical wine storage options
Mercian to launch St Hallett Tatiara Rose
Carlton United Brewers announces new additions to international beers portfolio
Stella Artois launches new edition in Brazil
SkyPeople adds new concentrated pear juice line at Jingyang factory
Starbucks releases Organic Ethiopia Sidamo coffee
Jamba Juice launches Fit 'n Fruitful smoothies
Big Rock Brewery introduces Dunkelweizen Dark Wheat Ale
Schiff Nutrition reports higher Q2 net income, provides outlook for fiscal 2012
Constellation Brands reports lower Q3 net income, provides guidance for 2012
Jones Soda raises revenue guidance for Q4
Coburg Group reports loss for H1
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: ROYAL FRIESLANDCAMPINA NV
•FrieslandCampina and Hurks begin construction of new innovation center
Private Label Evolution in Australia
Successes and Failures in Consumer Packaged Goods Innovation and Marketing in
Organics in Australia
Shopper Insights in India
The Future of Functional Food and Beverages: Bone and Joint Health
Understanding the Millennials: The Rise of Young Adult Consumers in India
On-Trade Alcoholic Drinking Trends: Differentiating consumer on-trade drinking occasions to capitalize on value generating opportunities
•Ask the analyst
•Table: Top claims in new drinks launches in North America, September to November 2011, and growth compared to September to November
•Table: Key facts
•Table: SWOT analysis
•Figure: MiO Energy Liquid Water Enhancer â€“ Black Cherry, Green Thunder
•Figure: Cupcake Flavored Vodka â€“ Frosting, Verry Berry, Chiffon, Devilâ€™s Food, Ginger Snap
•Figure: First Choice Ginger Beer Flavoured Milk
•Figure: Agusha Ya Sam! Moloko + Zlaki Milkshake â€“ Buckwheat, Rice, Pear & Apple, Corn with Banana
•Figure: Valmiera Original Yogurt Drink â€“ For Balance with Quince and Linden Blossom, Classic, with Blackberries, Hibiscus, and Elderberry Extracts, with Strawberry and Ginseng Extract
•Figure: AMAzon Coco Drink â€“ Coconut Water and Peppermint Tea, Coconut Water and White Tea, Coconut Water and Green Tea
•Figure: Sonnentor Tea Advent Calendar
•Figure: Juices: top flavors in new products in South and Central America, December 2010 to November
•Figure: Leading drinks launches by category in Europe, September to November 2011 and September to November
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