While carbonated soft drink giants continue to lean on price hikes as a way to offset volume declines, the industry continues to struggle.
LaCroix’s NiCola is a sweetener-, color-, and calorie-free sparkling water that is formulated with cola flavoring. Admittedly, our hopes were not high for this product, but after our first sip, we were quickly won over.
The emerging water brand – notable for its 7.4 pH, its founder, Lance Collins, and most distinctively, a custom cup-shaped overcap – is ditching that last bit of distinction as part of a sports cap line extension.
News of a couple notable investment rounds recently hit our desk, with organic soda brand Sipp and Coconut Cartel, which markets coconut water sold in unopened coconuts, each securing new equity financing.
Sound Sparkling Tea, which launched as Sodterra, is a line of carbonated tea drinks that come in three unsweetened and zero-calorie varieties. In our review of the brand's White Tea and Chamomile products, it's clear that Sound has created beverages that are very enjoyable and, aside from a couple adjustments to the labels, well-executed.
A technical edge doesn't lead to a winning brand unless it's stated properly -- and it's copacetic.
A recent New York Times stated that SunOpta, a global supplier and processor of natural and organic ingredients and finished products, requested and won permission from the USDA to label corn and soy processed in a company-owned plant as non-GMO.
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Outlaw Energy, a new energy drink brand developed by serial beverage entrepreneur Lance Collins, announced that it has finalized a partnership with Avanzar Sales and Distribution for coverage in Southern California.
Califia Farms has extended its line of cold brew coffee and almond milk blends with three new varieties: Dirty Chai, Mocha Mexica and Triple Shot. While we'd prefer a slightly more dialed up flavor for the coffee, the products are otherwise well-formulated.
Fortune magazine recently took a look at the ongoing troubles over at Keurig Green Mountain, where the company’s stock is currently trading at a 52-week low.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, one of a trio of high-profile investors in Aquahydrate, has once again worked the alkaline water brand into a national television ad, this time for Ciroc Vodka. The ad, which promotes designated driving, comes approximately 15 months after the debut of a widely aired TV spot for Fiat, which also included placement of Aquahydrate.
Teapigs, a U.K.-based producer of premium tea products, has launched a three-SKU line of ready-to-drink matcha products. In our review of the company's apple and grapefruit varieties, we found the flavor of each to be well-conceived, but feel that the packaging needs work.
Juisi's products are now available in specialty food chains Kings and Balducci’s, with distribution managed by Gourmet Guru.