The new drinks are available in Whole Foods’ Northeast region and retailers in the New York Tri-State area for a suggested retail price of $2.99.`
While innovating, incubating and reformulating from within embody a set of tactics that are happening internally, let’s focus instead on the big-ticket, highly-visible actions that have accelerated dramatically over the past few years: Large companies acquiring smaller ones and also investing in relatively early-stage, fast-growth companies.
Convenience store sales of non-alcoholic beverages were up 4.2 percent over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest “Beverage Buzz” report.
The suit, filed on behalf of American consumers, claims that from 2003 to 2010, a “herd retirement program,” led by Cooperatives Working Together and administered by the National Milk Producers Federation, paid above-market prices for dairy cows before sending them to slaughter earlier than usual.
In this edition of the podcast, we follow up on a recent BevNET Magazine article that examined a growing controversy regarding standards and regulation in the expanding world of probiotic beverages. BevNET Editor-in-Chief, who authored the article, joins us for a lively discussion on the topic.
Founder Ryne O’Donnell asserts that Solti’s process of exposing juice to UV light, in conjunction with an atmosphere controlled aseptic filler, “is proving to have more nutrients, flavor, aroma and shelf life” than juices that undergo high pressure processing (HPP), a common safety method for cold-pressed juices.
In September, AQUA will be launched locally in and around Sonoma and be featured at retailers such as Broadway Market, Burgers & Vine, Pure Barre and Community Café among others.
There are three investments on the books following its initial, $18 million raise (including Bonafide Provisions and Hope Foods), which closed in January. One more is scheduled to follow in short order.
Organic and cold-pressed nut milk brand MALK has landed placement at 1,200 Kroger-owned grocery stores. The deal with Kroger gives MALK a coast-to-coast presence and a foothold in the premium set of the fast-growing dairy alternative category.
What’s driving the evolution of the dairy-alternative category and continued growth for almond milk? In what ways are brands attempting to disrupt and innovate with single-serve varieties? And can sales remain on this upward trajectory? We hash it out in this edition of the BevNET Podcast.
Included in those changes is a shakeup near the top of the division, including the removal of Scott LaPorta, the president and GM of Bolthouse Farms, the largest company in the division.
Until now Coke’s participation in the ready-to-drink coffee has been with illy issimo, a joint venture launched with international coffee giant illycaffe S.p.A.
Antonio Sciuto, who joined Nestlé Waters North America in 2015 as EVP - eBusiness and CMO has been elevated to EVP of the company’s Brands division.
Riding the wave of demand for organic products, PepsiCo-owned Gatorade has launched a new line of organic sports drinks. Gatorade’s new G Organic series comes to market approximately nine months after PepsiCo first announced that it was developing an organic sub-line for the brand.