Eternal Beverages, a premium water manufacturer, announced Thursday that it has reached a distribution agreement with Tempe, Ariz.-based Kalil Bottling Company, according to a release. Kalil recently sold its ownership of Glacéau’s Smartwater back to Coca-Cola, leaving a void for another premium water.
The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would require the labeling of foods made with GMOs, according to Reuters. If passed into law, the bill would take effect on July 1, 2016, making Vermont the first state with this kind of legislation.
The alliance will provide IRI clients with in-depth information about on-premise consumer purchases via GuestMetrics that will be placed against the context of IRI’s off-premise data. The data integration could give marketers a better understanding of how off-premise consumer behavior influences on-premise purchases.
Richard Edgell has 25 years of experience in the beverage industry, mostly recently working as the senior vice president at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Aside from DPSG, Edgell has generated sales for an impressive cadre of brands such as Vita Coco, FIJI, AriZona, Sunny Delight, Rockstar, Body Armor and vitaminwater.
Walmart announced Thursday that it will stock Wild Oats organic foods, strengthening its commitment to organic products and its reputation as a purveyor of healthy consumer packaged goods.
Years after the release and eventual discontinuation of vitaminenergy and complementing its still-available tropical citrus flavor titled “energy,” vitaminwater announced Wednesday morning the release of vitaminwater energy, a line of lightly-carbonated beverages with green coffee bean extract.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a report on 11 hospitals that have taken steps away from sugar-sweetened beverages; the news could represent another entry point for innovative beverage brands, especially if the shifts become a trend.
An Israeli financial publication reported that SodaStream is considering selling up to 16 percent of its company to a large-scale investor such as PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple Group or Starbucks, according to Forbes.
According to a story by reporter Candice Choi of The Associated Press, Coca-Cola’s global sales of soda declined by 1 percent in the first quarter of 2014 — its first quarterly slip in the measure since 1999.
California’s State Senate Committee on Health passed the first measure in the U.S. that would require health warning labels on beverages with added sugar, according to Law360.
Count Sprouts Farmers Market among those who believe in more growth for the coconut water category. On April 4, POWERCOCO announced that its coconut water products will be available at the good-for-you retailer.
Vita Coco will be part of an expansion of the company’s focus on natural and organic products, and, taking a page from Whole Foods’ book, the company is working with existing purveyors to specify product parameters. The program, “Made to Matter — Hand-picked by Target,” will comprise more than 120 products.
Despite Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s (DPSG) supposed insulation from currency volatility and its strong dividend yields and cash flows, Wells Fargo Securities continues to express its concerns with the CSD…
Essentia Water. The brand is another long-term, overnight success story, bumping along for years as a small natural channel brand but climbing to prominence as the tide of alkaline water gradually rose around it. While newer brands have done much of the hard work in raising consumer consciousness around higher-pH waters, Essentia has been the stalwart, the best-selling water SKU in many natural and specialty accounts, and it appears the patience is paying off.