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Reign Energy Drinks By Monster has hit the energy drink market at the end of last month (March). When It comes to energy drinks my go-to for almost 2 years has been bang energy (when I’m not drinking my beloved coffee of course). Bang Energy has given me the mental focus and energy to take on my day to day activities. My favorite bang energy has been root beer , but recently I learned that vitamin or health shops (like GNC) are no longer carrying root beer or the caffeine free bang energy drinks. If you want to get your hands on caffeine free or root beer you need to order online from bang-energy
And one final thing about bang energy if you have been looking for the new Frose Rose flavor you also need to order online as all the shops I’ve been to have either been sold out or haven’t received the new flavor yet.
Disclaimer: Reign Energy drink just like bang energy is a high caffeine high-performance energy drink. DO NOT CONSUME IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO CAFFEINE!
Reign is marketed as “total body fuel,” Monster says Reign targets two markets: energy drinks and pre- or post- workout performance drinks. Along with a hefty dose of caffeine, Reign includes branched chain amino acids and Coenzyme Q10, common in performance-focused drinks.
This new product joins a long and growing list of energy drinks from Monster, which experienced strong growth last year despite pressure on margins. Reign seems to be an attempt for the company to expand its customer base by tapping into the health-conscious consumer.
Reign is the first of Monster’s energy drinks to position itself in the post-workout performance space. Demand for energy drinks and functional beverages is on the rise, though exactly what that market looks like remains uncertain and leaves room for growth. Market Research Hub reported that the market for energy drinks is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8.86% between 2017 and 2021. But at the same time, ready to drink, energy-enriched coffees and teas alongside functional waters have grown more popular, which could edge out more traditional performance and nutrition beverages.
Reign could toe the line and appeal to customers looking for health-conscious performance drinks. But there is competition as other products — like sugar-free Red Bull and the organic energy drink brand Hiball — have already captured consumers’ attention. Bonnie Herzog, an analyst at Wells Fargo, told BevNet that Monster’s push into the performance energy segment could be “too little, too late” to be a leader in the category.
A focus on expansion and diversification has driven Monster’s growth strategy in the past year. In 2018, the company entered new international markets, but they delivered “very weak” gross sales, Herzog said.
The company has also seen other struggles with the competition. In 2015, Coca-Cola acquired a 16.7% stake in Monster for $2.15 billion. The terms of that agreement prohibited Coke from entering the energy drink space and thus competing with Monster. But Coca-Cola tried anyway with a planned release of an energy drink for the better-for-you audience, which Monster claimed violated the terms of their agreement. Coca-Cola filed an arbitration, after which Monster saw its shares plummet immediately. The details of the arbitration were not made public.
It seems Monster may have taken a cue from that attempt to enter the health-forward energy drink space itself. But on top of international expansion and the Coca-Cola feud, the company has been struggling to maintain its gross margin. The company reported a 59.8% gross profit in the third quarter of 2018, which was a decrease from 62.6% in 2017. But Monster isn’t letting that slow innovation and development.
In addition to moving into the exercise market, Monster is also planning to expand its portfolio in coffee and tea this year. The company will be developing a new line of tea products and it will also be launching Swiss Chocolate as the newest flavor for its Java Monster brand. Monster seems to be making a big bet that all this innovation will pay off in sales and make it the leader in the energy drink space.