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In Barefoot Trademark Battle, it’s Wine vs. Kombucha

Co-founders Ethan and Kate Zuckerman addressed the ongoing litigation in a press release disseminated this week, expressing their frustration in the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) process.

GT’s, KeVita, Mamma Chia, Evolution Fresh on CVS Shelves

The brands are arriving at the drug store chain by way of Dari Farms, a Tolland, Connecticut-based DSD distributor that services more than 5,000 retailers throughout Southern New England.

Premama Prez Talks $1.4 Million Financing Round

The announcement followed what had already been a busy year for the Providence-based brand, which added lactation and fertility supplements to complement its Premama Essentials line of prenatal vitamin drink mixes in July.

Consumer Reports Slams Sports, Plant-Based Drinks

In a new article titled “Don’t be fooled by coconut water and other new sports drinks,” Consumer Reports hammers away claims of enhanced hydration and elevated nutrition as touted by beverage brands in a range of categories, including plant-based waters and electrolyte-fortified drinks.

Press Clips: Study Links CSDs to Aging

A study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health, summarized by Time, found that daily consumption of carbonated soft drinks can age white blood cells by almost two years.

Press Clips: AB InBev to Merge With PepsiCo?

Those folks associated with the beer and beverage industries have heard the rumor before: Anheuser-Busch InBev could merge with PepsiCo. The speculation resurfaced this week.

Photo Recap from Expo West 2014

Amid a winding web of booths comprised of thousands of exhibitors, including over 200 beverage companies, and a record-setting 67,000 attendees crammed within the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center,…

Expo West 2014 Photo Gallery: New Brands, Products & Packaging

While established beverage brands took advantage of the high-profile event to announce line extensions, updated formulations and packaging revamps, a significant number of early-stage companies utilized Expo West to introduce their products to swarms of distributors, retailers and media personnel walking the show floor. Covering every new product introduction or revamp at Expo West was no easy task, but our team was up for the challenge.

Photo Gallery: New Products, Packaging Revamps at NACS 2013

No, the 2013 NACS show in Atlanta may not have been a hub for innovation as it was in years past. Nevertheless, here was a significant number of new product announcements and brand updates seen at the 2013 NACS show, most coming in the form of line extensions and packaging revamps. After three days on the floor, we located almost 60 new products and brands that were featured at the event, all of which are included in the following photo gallery.