It seems recent trends are turning this category fizzy. But while sparkling water continues to rise to the top, especially in lieu of CSDs, other packaged beverages are also gaining more space in the cold vault.
7. Master Brew Kombucha (pictured)
Blueberry Basil and Roots Beer joined KeVita’s Master Brew Kombucha line last year. The nonalcohol kombucha contains live probiotics, active cultures, organic acids and organic caffeine, with 35 calories per 8-ounce serving.
8. Black Medicine Iced Coffee
Black Medicine, creators of one of the first ready-to-drink cold-pressed brewed coffees, replaced its aluminum bottles with cans to meet consumer desire for better portability and convenience. The retail price was expected to drop an estimated 50 cents per unit, from $3.99 to $3.49 on average, due to the packaging change, the company says.
9. Nestle Waters Sparkling Portfolio
This year, Nestle Waters will introduce an entirely new sparkling portfolio for its six regional brands: Poland Spring, Deer Park, Zephyrhills, Ozarka, Ice Mountain and Arrowhead. The release will include new flavors, a new bottle design and packaging, and the introduction of 12-ounce cans to meet more consumption occasions and consumer preferences.