Plenty of distribution news coming our way in the last couple of weeks, as both early-stage and established beverage companies announced new agreements with wholesalers from across the U.S.
As emerging categories continue to evolve, BevNET CEO John Craven and Editor-in-Chief Jeff Klineman discuss notable developments in the beverage industry during the first half of 2014.
California Senate Bill 1000 failed on a 7-8 vote in committee, with opponents claiming that a warning on sugary drinks would be confusing and do little to change consumer behavior.
The Coca-Cola Co. is said to be readying a U.S. launch for Coke Life, a mid-calorie cola made with a sweetener blend that includes stevia.
Consumers are increasingly seeking out foods and beverages labeled as “natural,” but their expectations for the term are often at odds with what is actually delivered, said Consumer Reports.
Ken Sadowsky, the senior beverages advisor in the U.S. for Verlinvest, offers his take on the development and growth potential for a number of developed, emerging and nascent beverage categories.
Proceeds from the financing will be used to deploy “some new marketing initiatives to even further accelerate” the development of KeVita, CEO Bill Moses said in a statement.
In part of two of our segment, we discuss investment deals seen in the non-alcoholic beverage business and offer predictions on what’s to come for growth categories in the second half of 2014.
Now there’s innovation, and then there’s Star Trek-like innovation. The latter of which could be used to describe Vessyl, a new drinking container that’s able to tell you exactly what you are consuming and how the liquid affects your body, according to theWire.com. Is your mind blown yet? No? Read on.
In a statement, Red Bull said that “Summer Edition,” the first new product introduction for the energy drink giant in nearly 18 months, “performed extremely well with U.S. consumers during taste tests.”
For Honest Tea, the math works out like this: 16 years + 22 million pounds of organic ingredients = a billion beverages.
The newest Blue Chair Bay Rum flavor joins the brand’s original White, Coconut and Coconut Spiced varieties, created and wholly owned by multiplatinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney.
CSPI has threatened to sue The Campbell Soup Co. over what it believes to be misleading statements about the “juice content, nutritional value, and overall healthfulness” of V8 juice blends.
The template for Vital’s micro-juicery model is its current facility in Seattle, which has systems in place that allow the company to “track produce all the way from the vendor through to the bottle.”