The USDA has implemented a new set of standards for school nutrition. While foodservice directors struggle to assemble their menus, beverage companies see new opportunities.
In this new video series on BevNET FBU, Trent Moffat of Gotham Brand Managers offers a framework by which new and early-stage companies can develop and implement a successful sales and distribution strategy in New York.
Oregon, Washington and Vermont seek a permanent injunction that would prohibit the company’s allegedly deceptive advertising, along with civil penalties and restitution to customers.
Described as a “hibiscus flower tea,” Pure Hibi comes in four varieties, with the flagship formulated organic hibiscus, sugar, ginger, and water. Packaging is a tall 16 oz. glass bottle with a paper label, which is clearly a first effort (and probably hand labeled). That’s a good thing as the label definitely needs some work — if not a complete redesign.
Formulated with cold brew coffee and cream sweetened with a blend of stevia and cane sugar, High Brew made its depy at the 2014 Expo West show. The drinks are packaged in 8 oz. slim cans, shelf-stable and come in four varieties — Double Espresso, Mexican Vanilla, Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Mocha High Brew Coffee. From both a flavor and packaging standpoint, the review team enjoyed the coffee, though some refinement could be helpful.
A news publication and several environmentally conscious Californians are questioning Nestle Waters North America Inc.’s actions in Cabazon, Calif., the location of a company-owned facility that produces Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.
Durant has long been a fan of the brand, having begun his NBA career with the Seattle Supersonics. The team played about 22 miles from Talking Rain headquarters in Preston, Wash., before relocating to Oklahoma City.
The $165 million investment has a valuation of $665 million. The agreement includes distribution of the brand’s portfolio throughout mainland China.
Black Medicine Iced Coffee is made with coffee that is hot-brewed under nitrogen pressure to create a smoother and more intense brew. According to the manufacturer, the resulting product not only has 50 percent more caffeine than standard coffee, but it is indeed very smooth.
The acquisition will broaden KeHE’s already expansive distribution footprint and will combine two like-minded wholesalers.
The campaign, which began on Monday and will continue until Sept. 15, aims to engage consumers through social media and point-of-sale locations.
Probably like me, you’ve been too busy tending to your own beverage affairs to invest much time following that entangled soap opera involving the feuding co-founders of AriZona Iced Tea.
Infused with 14 nutrients and 6g of fiber, FLUROwater is promoted as “Water + Nutrition.” The formulation of the beverages contains no sugar, preservatives, or dyes. While this is all well and good, it’s not clear how this product is better than other products that are fortified with nutrients.
Using Philippine coconut water, the 250 mL glass bottles of Jax Coco are filed in China. It’s a pretty unique product from a packaging perspective — you really don’t see many products in glass or at this small size. But is the bottle enough to differentiate the brand from other coconut waters?
In collaboration with Steuben Foods, Cold Stone Creamery recently launched Milk Shakers, a line of ready-to-drink shakes that come in three decadent varieties. It’s clear that the goal of the brand is to translate the decadent flavors of Cold Stone into a convenient on-the-go product. With flavors that reach 450 calories and 15g of fat per bottle, the line is certainly decadent.