Ray Latif

Posts by Ray Latif

Daily Greens Introduces New Look for Conventional Line

On the heels of a new $5.5 million round of funding, Daily Greens is set to unveil a new look for its conventional-oriented line of high pressure processed (HPP) green juices and has added a trio of hemp milks to its Half Pint line of 8 oz. blends.

Frothy Innovation: La Colombe Launches Canned “Draft Latte”

The beverage, a blend of espresso, milk and sugar that is infused with nitrous oxide, was designed to replicate the same frothy, textured drinking experience as offered by the popular draft-poured lattes that La Colombe serves in its cafes.

Temple Turmeric Introduces Brand Evolution

Turmeric-beverage pioneer Temple Turmeric has undergone a rebranding that founder and CEO Daniel Sullivan calls “the perfect expression of our deep belief in ‘the Body as a Temple’ concept.”

Live Soda Lands $2M Investment

The $2 million investment from Boulder Investment Group Reprise will be used to expand Live Soda's sales and marketing programs, including field activities, events and a new ambassador program. Some of proceeds will also be used in support of a new line of drinking vinegar-based beverages, set to debut at Expo West 2016.

Steaz Launches Organic Cactus Water Line

Made with prickly pear cactus juice, Fair Trade Certified green tea, natural flavors and stevia, Steaz is promoting the cactus water as a healthy beverage option with natural functionality, including antioxidant, hydration, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bulletproof Recalls FATwater

FATwater, the much-publicized enhanced water brand, is off the market following a December recall.

Naya Waters Seeks Return to Glory Days, Beginning With NYC

Two decades ago, Naya was one of the top-selling bottled water brands in the U.S. After years in the shadows, Naya is hoping to regain its once formidable market presence and leaning on a new partnership with Big Geyser to pave the path.

Nü To Market: Juisi Launches Dairy-Free Nut Milk Line

Juisi co-founder Joe Savino believes that the formulation of NÜMOO's organic, dairy-free nut milks differentiates them from current options on the market and that the brand has the potential to redefine the category.

Naked Juice Launches HPP Sub-Line Called “Naked Pressed”

The launch of Naked Pressed comes amid a crowded and mature category for cold-pressed juice, however, Andrea Theodore, Head of Marketing, Naked Emerging Brands, said that the company is “consistently listening to our consumers' needs and innovating alongside them.”

Jones Soda Develops Co-Branded Soda Line for 7-Eleven

7-Eleven, the largest convenience store chain in the U.S., has tapped craft soda company Jones Soda to create a co-branded line of soft drinks. The new “7-Select brand premium sodas crafted by Jones” will be in 7-Eleven stores across the U.S. by March, according to Jones Soda CEO Jennifer Cue.

Video: Cawston Press to Make U.S. Debut at Expo West 2016

Randy Shefshick, the founder of sparkling water brand Something Natural and Mocked Up, a line of non-alcoholic cocktail blends, is heading up the U.S. launch as part of a joint venture with Cawston Press.

Daily Greens Raises $5.5 Million in New Funding

The financing comes 13 months after Earthbound Farms, a subsidiary of food and beverage conglomerate WhiteWave Foods, made an $3 million investment in Daily Greens in exchange for a minority stake in the company.

Hansberry to Depart as President of Evolution Fresh

Juicy news coming out of California: Jeff Hansberry, the president of Starbucks’ Evolution Fresh unit, has taken a new role as president and chief commercial officer of sales and marketing broker Advantage Solutions.