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- Holiday spending to boost battery sales (Exclusive News Alert, In this Issue, Retail News, Category Reviews, Locked, Supplier News, General Merchandise)Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:51pm
The holiday season is the battery category’s best friend. A shift in the consumer electronics industry to built-in rechargeable batteries and the growth of do-it-all smartphones that replace many battery-operated devices has left the category in a slump.
Pepsi has entered the artisanal beverage space with Caleb’s Kola, a drink made with cane sugar, kola nut extract and a blend of spices packaged in 10-oz. glass bottles. Each bottle has 110 calories and 29 grams of sugar.
In response to the growing popularity of soft drinks sweetened with cane sugar and the spike in demand for “MexiCoke,” Coke has started distributing the product itself in the United States.
It’s a new era for carbonated beverages. Sales have been falling for a decade as consumers have shifted away from traditional sodas sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup and are avoiding diet sodas due to concerns about artificial sweeteners.
Top Dog Direct is putting a lot of muscle behind its BeActive Brace. The brace, developed by a physical therapist, relieves tension up the sciatic nerve by providing firm trigger point acupressure from a patented pressure pad to the calf muscle.
Just in time for the holiday selling season, Idea Village is bringing two toys to retail under the classic Wham-O brand name.