Here are our top five products to stock in the trending Carbonated category. For more information and insights see our latest issue of Supermarket News Magazine.

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CocoCoast is a premium coconut water sourced from Vietnam. Together with the natural product, CocoCoast offers a point of difference with flavours of passionfruit and Lychee and a sparkling coconut water. The products are sourced from a single farm to ensure consistency of flavour and are available in both 500ml cans and 1.25-litre bottles, both of which are BPA free.

Although Cococoast has a sweet, smooth taste, there is no added sugar, just 100 percent pulp free young green coconut water. The sparkling coconut water provides those not wishing to drink alcohol with a healthy alternative to soft drinks and sugary juices and is more interesting than just sparkling water. CocoCoast’s introduction of 100 percent watermelon water is also proving to be a favourite with consumers.

For more information on CocoCoast contact sales@cococoast.co.nz or head to www.cococoast.co.nz. 

For over 100 years the flavours of Foxton Fizz have been loved by thirsty Kiwis. Starting in 1918, Foxton Fizz was one of over 200 small town soda drink companies that once supplied carbonated treats from Kaitaia to Bluff. Over the years these unique brands went from being at every lunch bar, hotel and social gathering to being wiped out by the international soda companies, with their slick marketing and cut-price methods. Foxton Fizz stuck to its task, is still New Zealand owned and is now found in supermarkets and cafes across the country.

With the renewed interest in craft sodas, Foxton Fizz being 100 years old this year and having a new website, and with upgraded packaging, this once small town brand is now growing strongly and is in high demand in supermarkets from consumers who relive the fun times with friends and family every time they open a bottle. Available in 5 flavours and 24 x 250ml bottle cartons: Creaming Soda, Lemonade, Lime, Raspberry and Kola.

For more information contact the Sales and Marketing Manager, Matt Watson on matt@foxtonfizz.com or call 029 4747 333.

Do you remember the ginger beer that everyone used to make at home?  People all over NZ used to make ginger beer at home with a ‘plant’ or ‘bug’, and they still tell tales of it exploding in the linen cupboard or the garage! Hakanoa have made the exact same brew without the exploding part.

Hakanoa’s award-winning classic Dry Ginger Beer is NZ’s only shelf-stable traditionally brewed ginger beer.  It’s all natural, is free from additives and preservatives, gluten-free and best of all it’s not too sweet; containing about half the sugar of other leading brands.

The Lime & Chilli variant has become the go-to sober driver drink for Aucklanders in summer – it’s the perfect grown-up soft drink to take to a BBQ.

Hakanoa have been brewing their ginger beers for eight years and developed a cult following for their super-quenchy wild ferment soft drinks through hundreds of boutique cafes around the country.

For more information contact Rebekah on rebekah@hakanoa-handmade.co.nz, call 021 505 225 or visit the website at www.hakanoa-handmade.co.nz.

Aroha Drinks have been specialists in craft sodas since 2007. With a focus on local ingredients and a production philosophy which values taking the products from start to finish in-house, Aroha is one of the few true craft soda companies in New Zealand. Available in selected cafes, New World and Fresh Choice stores throughout New Zealand. The most recent addition to the Aroha range is a Sparkling Quince and Lime juice with quinces grown a short walk away from our bottling line.

Check us out at www.arohadrinks.co.nz or give Mark a call on 021 490 737 to find out more.

Aroha. Made with Love.

Bottled water has experienced robust growth in recent years. Positive performance is a reflection of a change in consumer behaviour. Increasing health awareness has led to a shift from carbonated soft-drinks to sparkling water.

With new customers entering this category Santa Vittoria mineral water has utilised its foodservice credentials as a means of customer acquisition.  Bottled at the source in northern Italy, Santa Vittoria is widely regarded as the choice of award-winning restaurants, hotels and café icons. The brand's prominence in hospitality is a key pillar of its continued dominance within retail.

Santa Vittoria’s customer’s acquisition strategy does not simply rely on the brand's credentials alone.  Each year the brand creates unique consumer promotions to incentivise purchase and maximise visibility in store. This year Santa Vittoria has partnered with Italian car makers Fiat, affording consumers the opportunity to win a Fiat 500c, or 1 of 25 limited edition beach packs. Running until the end of April consumers simply need to purchase any Santa Vittoria product, and fill in the online entry form at santavittoria.coml.au/win to go into the draw to win.

For more information head to www.vittoriafandb.com or call 09 984 5675.