Tea – the original plant-based beverage

The term tea attracts consumers seeking better-for-you beverages. There is something holistic about steeping water in leaves and herbs, knowing their inherent goodness is being extracted and will [...]

Nootropics: The not so new beverage buzzword of 2019

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds, reinforcing that cognitive health – from mood to memory is of paramount concern to consumers [...]

Coffee + Tea or Cofftea: a new Beverage Segment?

With the new industry standard necessitating the hybridization of beverage categories and functional benefits (e.g. tea infused sparkling water, juice + soda, juice + water, energy + metabolism [...]

Balancing the Bar with the rise of Teetotalers

There are a myriad of better-for-you alcoholic options presently available at happy hours. A few examples: spiked seltzer, low-cal, perfectly portioned wine or spirit based cocktails, hard [...]

Trending functional ingredients for gut health beverages

According to Innova Market Insights, 19 percent of all functional drinks launched in 2017 had a digestive/gut health claim. That percentage is expected to increase over the next several years, [...]

The Kombucha Boom

Many of us spend our careers trying to predict trends and consumer behavior. With time, experience, and access to historical sales data, many of us are able to hone our skills which help inform [...]

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