May 17, 2013

Marley Beverage Co., a partnership with the family of the legendary reggae artist that promotes a wide range of healthy, natural drinks, is set to relaunch One Drop, a ready-to-drink premium Jamaican coffee beverage made with real cane sugar and all-natural ingredients, the company announced.

May 9, 2013

Wrigley announced the company is temporarily stopping the sale and marketing of its new Alert Energy caffeinated gum "out of respect" for the Food and Drug Administration as they agency investigates the safety of added caffeine in foods.

April 21, 2013

Wrigley has entered the "energy" arena with Alert Energy Caffeine Gum. Each piece contains 40 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of a half cup of coffee.

April 18, 2013

Coke Zero has seen double-digit sales growth over the last five years, according to the company, and Coke is hoping to increase those numbers even more this summer with the release of Caffeine Free Coke Zero.

April 16, 2013

Red Diamond announced it will be offering coffee and tea in single-serve format for home or on the go.

April 11, 2013

Three Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday released a report that found inconsistencies in the labeling and classification of energy drinks, extensive marketing to adolescents and young adults through social media and events, and high caffeine levels that exceed what is considered safe in soda by the Food and Drug Administration.

April 8, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition issued recommended guidelines for caffeine-containing dietary supplement products, expanding its self-regulatory initiatives that encourage best practices within the supplement industry.

March 20, 2013

A group of doctors and public health professors are hoping the Food and Drug Administration will place stronger regulations on energy drinks to protect children and adolescents from what they call the harmful effects of high caffeine consumption.

February 25, 2013

The energy drink category, which has enjoyed double-digit sales and unit growth for several years, faces increasing scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration.

February 13, 2013

Crystal Light Liquid is sweetened with a blend of non-nutritive sweeteners and is caffeine-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and has zero calories.

February 5, 2013

West Coast Chill Pure Energy drink, which contains no sugar, no caffeine and no artificial sweeteners has expanded distribution and is now available in locations from coast to coast.

January 22, 2013

A new website features gourmet tea and coffee products.

November 29, 2012

PepsiCo is planning a controversial line of products under its FritoLay brand.

November 29, 2012

Mounting pressure to regulate energy drinks could hamper growth in a category that has been on an upward trajectory for years. But sales of energy drinks have so far been immune to controversy.

November 28, 2012

Some legislators are concerned with the way energy drinks can affect young consumers.

November 28, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration will review the safety of energy drinks containing such stimulants as caffeine in response to a letter from two senators.

November 16, 2012

Nurish Brands on Thursday launched Feel Natural Energy, a new energy drink available in Rexam 10.5-oz. Sleek cans.

November 15, 2012

While daily coffee consumption is dominated by ground coffee — 35% of consumers drink roasted ground coffee every day — premium-priced single-cup coffee is gaining popularity and has led the growth in the coffee category between 2010 and 2012, according to Mintel.


October 31, 2012

Energy-X, a division of Pacific Shore Holdings, has introduced The Juice — the first neutral-tasting energy supplement mixer that consumers can add to juice, sports drinks, water and more.

October 3, 2012

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug used to treat apnea of prematurity in infants, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 30, 2012

Arizona Beverages is saluting American icon and sports legend Joe DiMaggio with the launch of a lightly carbonated espresso drink called Joltin' Joe.

August 17, 2012

Drug Store News recently sat down with Tom Hadfield, CEO of AeroDesigns, to discuss the company’s new delivery system for energy — the AeroShot Energy— and the brand’s inherent point of differentiation.


July 2, 2012

Increasing one's caffeinated coffee intake could lower one's risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — which is considered the most common form of skin cancer — according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

March 30, 2012

One of the advantages to independent pharmacies' small scale is their ability to forge their own identities and invent new store formats in a way that might be harder for a national or regional chain.