The latest in distribution news features brands opening new territory on opposite coasts, with Las Vegas-based Xyience heading east while Sipp Sparkling Organics, which operates in Philadelphia, is expanding out west.
Consumers want fast meals and they want portable consumption. As a result, orange juice is losing out.
James May, the man who brought stevia to the U.S., wanted to offer consumers a healthy alternative to sugar. But before he got there, he faced more than the usual set of bureaucratic roadblocks.
A long-discussed investment took place this afternoon when Coke bought 16.7 percent of Monster for a $2.15 billion payout.
“We respectfully disagree with the FDA letter,” said founder Lisa Reed. “At Garden of Flavor, current good manufacturing practices, sanitation and food safety is our top priority.”
PepsiCo thinks juice from cashew apples, sourced in India, could work as a nice substitute for more common juice ingredients, according to The New York Times.
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For the past few years, consumer advocates and policy research groups have publicly criticized the ingredient and linked it to gastrointestinal symptoms.
We may be facing the last throes of summer, but it’s clear that cold-pressed juice companies are anything but content to lean back and soak in the sun.
The announcement that the Coke has acquired a minority stake in Monster elicited a swarm of analyst reports on the purchase, which most view as immensely positive for both companies.
ZICO said that the new line is aimed at reaching mainstream consumers who want to make better choices when it comes to healthy eating, but are not willing to compromise on taste.
The FDA has sent warning letters to two juice brands and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based food and beverage company regarding infractions of sanitation and product claims.
Looks like Calypso may have finally hit a ceiling, while Hubert’s and Coke’s own revamped Fuze are gaining strength on the bottled side. Cabana continues to announce new distribution, but the base has stayed low. On the whole, the category stayed strong on the warm-shelf side.
It feels kinda funny to write, but here goes: the carbonated soft drink (CSD) category recorded a positive four-week growth period in sales. It’s the first time that’s happened in more than a year.