Nearly four months after acquiring Inko’s, Braintrust Investments has purchased another tea brand, albeit one with a much shorter track record.
The voluntary recall includes approximately 6.6 million systems sold in the United States and 564,000 in Canada. The brewers were manufactured between December, 2009 and July, 2014.
Last month, Palo Alto-based alkaline sports drink makers Phenoh 7.4 made their expansion into the East Coast market by way of a partnership with Natural Wayz Beverages. Now, the company will look to establish its presence in the Southwest United States, by securing shelf space in Central Market’s nine Texas locations.
GoodBelly now sports a tagline of “Drink daily for healthy digestion,” and features fruit images that are more reminiscent of those found on conventional multi-serve juice products.
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A pair of discussions from BevNET Live's second day underscored that no matter how brilliant a product idea might be, it needs to provide the consumer with a strong experience that will draw them back.
The position had been vacant since May, 2013, when John Cochran left the company to become CEO of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.
“In earlier stage companies, there’s a lot of excitement around what we might be creating -- but you have to channel some of that into what the world’s ready for,” said Califia Farms CEO Greg Steltenpohl.
Beverage executives often spend dozens hours combing over sales and marketing data hoping to gain some insight into what consumers think of their brand. But why not just ask them directly?
Coconut water companies are responding to a recent report that the category has gone flat. In short, they aren’t buying it.
Proper Soda Co.’s Hibiscus Soda is the followup flavor to its flagship Hop Soda. Unlike Hop Soda, which was essentially introducing a flavor that is rarely seen in non-alcoholic beverages, this variety is a bit more familiar. It uses a rather simple formulation of carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, hibiscus extract, grape extract (for coloring) and natural flavors.
Coke will look to take its advertising dollars elsewhere, as Idol’s ratings and, by extension, its ad revenue continue to be on the decline.
Amid a flurry of holiday- and seasonal-themed beverages to hit the market, Stumptown has launched a new "Winter Cheer" variety. The limited-release flavor is an extension of the company's line of ready-to-drink cold-brew coffee and milk blends.
From our perspective, Purps approach, which is to play in variety of beverage categories with a specific functionality for each product, is way too wide to be successful. Nailing one product type in one segment -- perhaps with a few SKUs -- seems like a much better approach.
Beverage companies big and small have reached agreements to broaden their distribution across several channels, including grocery, convenience, club and online.