Martín Caballero

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Non-Dairy ‘Alternative’ Kefirs Make Their Move

Strong growth in the dairy-alternative market -- which is expected to reach over $35 billion by 2024, according to a September, 2016 report from Grand View Research -- is presenting some companies with added motivation to enter the kefir space.

MALK Working Towards New Fundraising Round

After completing a round of funding led by food and beverage venture capital fund Boulder Food Group in March 2016, August Vega, founder and CEO of cold-pressed nut milk brand MALK Organics, confirmed in an interview with BevNET that the company was currently in the process of finalizing another round of investment.

KombuchaKon Video: Kombucha Wonder Drink EVP On Role of Science

Speaking with BevNET at KombuchaKon 2017 in Long Beach, Calif., Chaluvadi, said that the category has matured to a point in which it needs to further integrate science to alleviate lingering concerns over kombucha’s sugar and alcohol content, as well as probiotics.

Press Clips: Nestea Rebrand Profiled, Kombucha Bill Goes to Capital Hill

An article in Fortune details Nestlé’s complete overhaul of its Nestea iced tea brand, while CNBC reports that a bipartisan group of U.S. Congressmen have introduced legislation aimed at eliminating federal alcohol taxes and updating regulations for kombucha.

Dahlicious Prepping Launch of Dairy-Free Kefirs

The Leominster, Mass.-based brand unveiled the new line, which will be launching this June in 24 oz. plastic PET bottles and available in Mango, Vanilla and Strawberry varieties, in January at the 2017 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

KombuchaKon 2017 Recap

Category growth, testing methodology and distribution strategies were just a few of the topics bubbling inside the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend at the fourth annual KombuchaKon.

Dirty Lemon Looks to Expand Post-Fundraising Round

In an interview with BevNET, Normandin, who founded baby and toddler organic food brand Little Duck Organics, said the company was in the middle of closing the fundraising round and declined to go into specifics. He said that the new resources would be directed towards the company’s current focus on marketing initiatives and developing new products.

POM Sues Bai Over “Super Tea” Trademark

A cursory search of U.S. trademark registration records indicates that both companies may indeed have reasonable arguments to present with regard to their ownership of the term.

DPS Completes Bai Acquisition

DPS expects Bai to double its sales in 2017, projecting about $425 million in net sales this year, as well as adding an incremental $132 million to its existing overall net sales expectation.

WFFS 2017 Video: Fire Cider Talks Food Service and Future Innovations

As the market for drinkable vinegars continues to expand, Pittsfield, Mass.-based brand Fire Cider, an apple cider vinegar and honey tonic concentrate, showcased a balanced approach towards building in both the retail and food service channels at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2017 in San Francisco.