Jeffrey Klineman

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Ingredient Trends: 5 for Function

All of these natural functional products are available in beverages right now: and they’re growing and on-trend.

Diversity in Natural Foods: The Way Forward

Readers of my last two columns get the point quickly: food and beverage companies in the natural products industry should strive for racial and ethnic diversity. To that end, now we’re going to think about solutions: practices that the industry and its component companies can inaugurate to spur both employee and entrepreneurial diversity.

Charcoal on Call: Dirty Lemon Launches on Instagram

The high-pressure processed detoxification product is made with water, activated charcoal -- an ingredient that’s currently on the rise in food and beverage applications -- along with lemon juice and dandelion and ginger root extracts.

Bulletproof Launches FATwater, Raises $9M

Bulletproof is currently a lifestyle platform with roots in media and home-preparation coffees and supplements, but with the investment it is branching into a brick-and-mortar cafe and store, as well as the RTD product.

Washington Post: Seltzer is “Cooler than Coke”

Singled out as symbols of the category’s development are fast-growing LaCroix Sparkling Water, a product of National Beverage Corp. and Sparkling Ice, owned by Talking Rain.

Basemakers Strategy Fleshed Out, Includes Repsly

The key, Baumann said, is to offer high-quality merchandising upgrades for brands based on their promotional schedules, so that when Basemaker representatives hit the stores, they are able to build attractive end-cap displays to draw attention to the products.

Suja Backer ACG Invests in Way Better Snacks

Fresh off the sale of Krave Jerky and the public offering of Shake Shack, consumer products fund ACG has put an undisclosed amount of money behind sprouted-grain platform Live Better Brands, which makes Way Better Snacks.

2015 A-to-Z of Power (Part 1)

When it comes to the beverage industry, power is diffuse. So we have zero repeats this year.

Runa Co-Founder Dan MacCombie Steps Down

His departure means an end to a highly-visible partnership between two Brown University friends who started a socially conscious brand that has deep roots in the Amazonian rainforest and Ecuadorean native tribes.