4 Exciting New CSDs

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It’s no secret: Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) have been having a rough couple of years. In 2016, bottled water topped CSDs as the most consumed beverage, and in 2017, sales of CSDs declined 3% for all retail channels, with sales of regular soft drinks down 2% and diet sodas down 3.2%, according to Nielsen scan data.

But things are looking up. Manufacturers are innovating—adding new flavors, producing bold new looks and, ultimately, creating excitement around the category.

Click through to see four new or refreshed CSDs that could boost the category.

DIET COKE

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Coca-Cola Co.

Diet Coke has relaunched with a bold new look and four new flavors: Ginger Lime, Fiesty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango. The new varieties will come in 12-ounce slim cans that feature the brand logo, bold colors to represent each variety and a vertical band, called the “High Line,” that extends across all packaging.

www.coca-colacompany.com

MOUNTAIN DEW ICE

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PepsiCo

To keep Dew Nation “charged and refreshed,” PepsiCo has released Mountain Dew Ice, a crisp, clear CSD made with a splash of real juice. With 100 calories per 12 ounces, the new beverage is available in 2-liter bottles, 12-packs of 12-ounce cans and a variety of other single and multipack sizes.

www.pepsico.com

CANADA DRY GINGER ALE AND LEMONADE

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Ginger Ale and Lemonade is the latest flavor to join the Canada Dry line, which also includes Ginger Ale, Cranberry Ginger Ale and Green Tea Ginger Ale. The new variety is made with real ginger and real juice. It is available in 20-ounce bottles, 12-ounce cans in a 12-pack and 2 liters.

www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com

AFRI COLA

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Classic Beverage Imports

Germany’s Afri Cola is returning to the United States after a 15-year absence. It is the “original premium high-caffeine cola,” according to importer Classic Beverage Imports. It is made with real sugar and natural ­ avors and contains twice as much caffeine as other colas, according to the company. Afri Cola comes in 11.2-ounce glass bottles.

www.africola-usa.com