Three months removed from PepsiCo’s launch of Pepsi True, a mid-calorie cola sweetened with stevia, the beverage and snack giant is now expanding distribution and introducing new sizes of the product to three U.S. cities.
Vital Juice has liquidated its facilities in favor a business now predicated on working with regional co-packers that are also equipped with in-house HPP capabilities.
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.
The biggest question for drinking vinegar is probably the most obvious one: how do you get people to buy it?
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 the 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.
Circling the show floor, BevNET visited with dozens of the beverage booths at the event and came away with a number of highlights regarding brand innovation, line extensions and new products.
“With the addition of a Chief Growth Officer to the leadership team, we are creating a new structure within the business that will build upon our current successes and focus on long-term, margin enhancing and profitable growth opportunities across our beer, wine and spirits businesses," said Constellation CEO Rob Sands.
As part of a wide-ranging interview, CEO Paul Coletta described Urban Remedy as "an organic food company that does juice, not a juice company that does food."
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.
Daily Greens founder Martin noted that while “several” strategic investors had expressed interest in the company, WhiteWave was “the right fit for us.”
Sean Lovett may have been wistful for the old days, but he had a business to run, and in the weeks leading to Greenshoots’ demise, he prepared for a transition in distribution, namely by creating his own.
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.
An uptick of cold-brew coffee and kombucha exhibitors signals a desire for brands in each category to take on a greater market presence via the specialty channel and beyond.
Ito En last month released the preliminary details of an acquisition in which the Japanese tea giant will purchase Distant Lands Coffee Co., a vertically integrated coffee company.