While carbonated soft drink giants continue to lean on price hikes as a way to offset volume declines, the industry continues to struggle.
Outlaw Energy, a new energy drink brand developed by serial beverage entrepreneur Lance Collins, announced that it has finalized a partnership with Avanzar Sales and Distribution for coverage in Southern California.
News of a couple notable investment rounds recently hit our desk, with organic soda brand Sipp and Coconut Cartel, which markets coconut water sold in unopened coconuts, each securing new equity financing.
From the the New York Post naming it “New York City’s hot new cult,” to its spotlight on NBC’s “The Today Show,” a recent wave of publicity has thrust matcha in front of the eyes of the general public.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, one of a trio of high-profile investors in Aquahydrate, has once again worked the alkaline water brand into a national television ad, this time for Ciroc Vodka. The ad, which promotes designated driving, comes approximately 15 months after the debut of a widely aired TV spot for Fiat, which also included placement of Aquahydrate.
Juisi's products are now available in specialty food chains Kings and Balducci’s, with distribution managed by Gourmet Guru.
The deal is expected to close in the Fall of 2015, at which point Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will take on distribution of Coca-Cola products in major markets including Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Baltimore, Richmond, Norfolk, Alexandria, and Washington D.C.
The upcoming 2,000 sq. ft. space is slated to be up and running later this summer, and will serve as the company’s “innovation center,” according to Spindrift founder Bill Creelman.
The emerging water brand – notable for its 7.4 pH, its founder, Lance Collins, and most distinctively, a custom cup-shaped overcap – is ditching that last bit of distinction as part of a sports cap line extension.
Fortune magazine recently took a look at the ongoing troubles over at Keurig Green Mountain, where the company’s stock is currently trading at a 52-week low.
Jonathan Yohannan, the director of public relations for Panera Bread, stated that, for the time being, the company's "No No List" will not be extended to beverages sold at its stores.
A recent New York Times stated that SunOpta, a global supplier and processor of natural and organic ingredients and finished products, requested and won permission from the USDA to label corn and soy processed in a company-owned plant as non-GMO.
The Non-GMO Project, the leading certifier of products free of genetically modified ingredients, is about to get some new competition from a big-time player in the food and beverage industry: the U.S. government.
Launched in 2008 as a hybrid coffee and energy drink and often promoted as a premium cocktail mixer, Whynatte is now positioned as a ready-to-drink coffee, first and foremost, according to founder Jesse Altman, who said that the beverages will be sold in the natural food sections of Kroger stores.