It is well known that contracts between producers of alcoholic beverages and their independent distributors are subject to extensive state regulation. Less understood are the network of state laws – sometimes called “relationship laws” – designed to protect local, independent distributors of non-alcoholic beverages.
Soylent’s ready to drink “version 1.3” (released at the end of 2014) is a powdered nutritional shake mix that is the commercialized version of the do-it-yourself recipe (which can be found on the Internet), and designed to satisfy all nutritional requirements that the human body needs.
The Louisville-based organic tea makers announced the news Wednesday in a company press release, revealing that the final $500,000 of their yearlong Series A2 fundraising round came from equity-based crowdfunding platform CircleUp.
The bottled water wars are back and even the 1 percent are being sent off to battle.
Velu is a beverage that’s focused on a classic ingredient for juice bars: wheatgrass. It’s one of those under-loved ingredients that is generally consumed -- many times in shot form -- purely for health purposes rather than flavor. That’s what Velu is setting out to change with its flagship product.
The co-founder of Tazo, Stash, and Smith Teamaker died on Monday. Reporter Richard Read, has touchingly written about Smith's life and last days.
This category is reflective of some of the new energy coming into conventional stores through both the produce and chilled natural sets. While Sunny D and other big brands dominate the center, take a look at what GTs, Kevita, Mamma Chia and Goodbelly are doing.
In the traditional sense, “Half & Half” is a blend of equal parts iced tea and lemonade. Red Jacket’s riff on this breaks from this playbook a bit, blending guayusa tea, lemonade and apple juice to create this product, Joe’s Clean Half & Half.
Once built around one potent brand, companies like Coke, Pepsi, AB-InBev, Campbell’s are adjusting to changing times and changing tastes, including some consumers who disdain their core brands altogether.
Califia Farms, which had previously produced only ready-to-drink coffees, has officially jumped into the cold brew coffee concentrate category with this product. The key selling point of this multi-serve beverage is, much like other cold brew products, its low acidity level, which Califia touts as being 60 percent lower than hot brewed coffee.
Behind the blockbuster deal are Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, who originally partnered up in 2013 to buy Heinz for $23 billion.
“The cap category hasn’t even started yet,” insists Mikel Anderson, whose Blast Cap Technologies develops and sells caps to other manufacturers. “It’s not even born yet."
Packaged in 1.7 oz. plastic containers, KOR is a line of organic, high pressure processed (HPP) juice shots that come in two varieties: Ginger and Turmeric. While the small format makes it intuitive that the product is a shot, it's both a challenge and a potential opportunity for the brand in that it’s not fighting for the same shelf space that’s currently taken up by HPP juices.
Here’s the week in review in distribution news across the beverage industry: