Energy Drinks Spike in Sales; Fail With New Customers
According to Mintel research, energy drink manufacturers saw and increase a 136% increase in sales from 2005-2009 but are having a tough time attracting new customers. 74% of those surveyed say they don't consume energy drinks/shots and 69% of those non-users are not interested in trying them.
Brenda Barnes Stepping Down from Sara Lee
The board of directors of Sara Lee Corp. announced that Brenda C. Barnes will step down permanently from the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer so she can continue to focus on improving her health.