Daily Greens founder Martin noted that while “several” strategic investors had expressed interest in the company, WhiteWave was “the right fit for us.”
Grady's co-founder Dave Sands described the bean bags as a critical extension for the brand, which had been limited at retail because its primary offering, a bottled liquid concentrate, requires refrigeration.
Runa, which markets a line guayusa-infused beverages, has added a new Orange Passion variety to its "Clean Energy" carbonated sub-line. Compared with the other flavors of Runa Clean Energy, we really like use of an orange accent color, which appears on some of the text and in the fruit images.
Once again, Suja has added to its vast line of cold-pressed, high pressure processed juices with the launch of a new “1-Day Renewal” set that is sold exclusively at Target. Coming under the banner of its "Essentials" sub-line, the set includes three new items: a probiotic-infused juice, a green juice, and a protein-rich, almond milk-based beverage.
The 2015 Austin lineup draws from the region's reputation as a hotbed of successful entrepreneurial endeavors.
The launch of the new beverages is not entirely unexpected. In November, PepsiCo chief marketing officer Simon Lowden told The Street that the company would be adding coconut water as an ingredient across several of its brands, though Mountain Dew was the only one named at the time.
Marketed as “Chewable Juice,” Harvest Soul has introduced a two-SKU line of beverage blends made with high pressure processed juice and bits of seeds, nuts and berries, which the company terms as “chewables.”
Before he was selling soda, Peter van Stolk was slinging freshly-squeezed juices out of his truck in Edmonton. 30 years later the Jones Soda founder’s latest venture is bringing him back to his roots.
Rounding out our coverage of the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show is the following news regarding distribution gains for brands exhibiting at the event as well as updates on line extensions and product revamps.
Suja and Bai took to their Twitter accounts Thursday to celebrate their inclusion on list saying they were “thrilled’ to be featured.
In this week's press clips, Pepsi spoils a Gronkowski gathering, Wendy's pulls soda from its kids meals, and Soylent raises $20 million in financing round.
Based in Iowa, Shaktea Kombucha positions its six-SKU line of drinks as “Nature’s Healthy Soda Alternative.” Of the varieties that we sampled, each had a nice and light flavor profile that could have some mainstream appeal. The labels, however, could use some work.
At the recently held 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show, we sat down with Mark Mahoney, co-founder of Powell & Mahoney, to discuss the evolution of cocktail mixer category and how his company is keeping up with a burgeoning shelf set, as well as new retail and distribution opportunities for craft-centric brands and trends we can expect to see blossom in the coming months.
Suavva, which we first reviewed in 2012, has been given a makeover, both in its packaging and formulation. While maintaining its key ingredient, cacao juice, the beverage, which had been a pasteurized 70 percent juice product, now sports a 100 percent juice formulation that is high pressure processed and promoted as “cold-squeezed.”
In this video, we examine what categories have benefited and how brands have adapted their retail and distribution strategies to take advantage of an evolved specialty channel.