The addition of protein to a carbohydrate-containing beverage
provides benefits superior to traditional carbohydrate based
beverages, claims the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) on sports
nutrition and performance.
Energy drinks push their way to the front of PepsiCo's portfolio as
the Gatorade brand drives forward third quarter sales alongside
more growth from diet and non-carbonated drinks, leaving fizzy cola
festering on the shelf.
Energising ingredients and more spending on research and
development has turned around the fortunes of flavoured alcoholic
beverages in Russia, bringing better opportunities and growth
forecasts, writes Chris Mercer.
Coffeehouse icon Starbucks will buy five per cent of its energy for
US stores from renewable sources as the firm takes a lead on
climate change and lays down the gauntlet for other big players to
follow suit, reports Chris Mercer.
Russia's consumer protection agency has refused to extend the
production licences for a number of energy drink brands produced by
the Czech firm Pinelli on the grounds that they could be harmful to
consumers' health, reports...
Aluminium and packaging giant Alcoa has reported flat third-quarter
earnings, with a 20 per cent jump in primary metal prices offset by
higher energy and raw material costs, and various production
Energy and sports drinks continued their rapid rise up the soft
drinks rankings last year, driven by new product launches and an
increasing trend towards convenience and on-the-go consumption. But
while most of the growth has come...
PacificHealth Laboratories (PHLI), a nutrition technology company,
has announced a 64 per cent increase in net sales for its 2004
first quarter. The success has been attributed to the company's
Accelerade and Endurox R4 sports...
An energy drink marketed to boost mental performance has been
allowed to continue with its claims, after investigation of the
scientific evidence to back up the advertising statements,
writes Dominique Patton.
The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown
in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this week, with a plethora of
'me-too' products launched in the 1990s falling by the wayside in
The spectacular growth rates of the late 1990s may be a thing of
the past, but the functional energy drink market in western Europe
shows little sign of running out of steam, according to a recent
Energy drinks are adding a touch of zest to the European soft
drinks market, with Mintel's Global New Products Database revealing
an array of weird and wonderful names, ingredients and marketing
The European sports nutrition market is to grow by 8.4 per cent
between 2002-2009, according to a new report from market research
analysts Frost & Sullivan. The report highlights the
opportunities for sports nutrition ingredient...
The US Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has named
Accelerade, made by PacificHealth Laboratories, its official sports
drink. As part of the new partnership, PacificHealth will also
develop a nutrition education programme...
Leading Brands, the Canadian maker of the Trek energy drink, has
reported a revenue increase of 41 per cent for the second quarter
of its 2002 fiscal year ended 28 February 2003. Sales of the new
Trek performance drink have exceeded...
Red Bull continues to dominate the western European energy drink
market with a 66 per cent share, and it also provides the model for
most of its rival brands. But despite the dominance of one brand,
the market shows no sign of stagnating,...
With 20 new brands launched in the UK market last year alone, the
energy drink market is clearly the one everyone wants to be a part
of. And while the same growth levels are yet to be seen across the
rest of Europe, there is still...
Beverage company Leading Brands is to end its distribution
agreement with Energy Brands for Glaceau Vitamin Water and Go-Go
Passion Energy Drink. The company cited strong competition in the
vitamin-enhanced drinks sector as a major...
Bally Total Fitness, the US-based operator of health and fitness
clubs, has launched its own line of energy drinks under the Bally
Blast name. The product is the latest addition to Bally's range of