As the head of a brand that hangs its hat on efficiency, Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart can’t be happy about allocating his time and resources to combat legal litigation.
Mader brings extensive food and beverage sales experience to Califia Farms and spent the last eight years as Senior Vice President Sales, National Sales Manager for Annie’s, Inc., a natural food company that went public in 2012 and was acquired by General Mills in 2015.
In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Coke’s chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said that the company had made mistakes in the way it has “engaged the public health and scientific communities to tackle the global obesity epidemic that is plaguing our children, our families and our communities,” saying that the approach “is not working.”
Expanding upon a commitment to sell food items made without artificial ingredients, Panera Bread today announced plans to add offerings from Blueprint, Harmless Harvest and Joia to its bottled beverage lineup.
The list, which ranks companies based on revenue growth over the past three years (and at least $2 million in 2014 revenue) included just a handful of non-alcoholic beverage brands, but most of those that did make the cut are featured in the top fifth of all included companies.
The deal indicates $170 million valuation for the premium sports drink brand Mike Repole and Lance Collins (of vitaminwater and Fuze fame, respectively) launched in 2012.
BevNET recently spoke with Harmless Harvest co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss in further detail why the company removed "100% Raw" and "Never Heated" from its labels and also addressed several questions as to whether external pressures, litigation and/or an updated formulation played a role in the updated positioning.
Hint CEO Kara Goldin said the genesis of Hint Kick sprung from its robust business in Silicon Valley tech firms, whose employees -- seeking alternatives to coffee and energy drinks -- asked the company to created a caffeinated version of its still water.
The company announced the news earlier this month in a Facebook post, revealing that Starbucks has picked up Sipp’s Mojo Berry and Summer Pear flavors.
“Since we started, we’ve shipped over 40 million bottles of Suja,” Church said. “With Coke and the right construct of an arrangement, we could go from 40 million to a billion. It just gets us super-excited about the pathway to building a much bigger business.”
Also going national are Uncle Matt’s Orange Turmeric and Orange Coconut offerings offerings, which can be found at select Whole Foods and Kroger grocers.
Surging demand for “green juice” is one clear example of Americans’ growing interest in bitter vegetables and greens.
The manufacturing, shipping, and distribution capabilities for Campbell's new Fresh division will depend on Bolthouse’s strong cold-chain capabilities, but the brand also plans to keep innovating.
Unsurprisingly, some health experts are criticizing the nonprofit’s agena. New York University professor of nutrition, food studies and public health Marion Nestle calls GEBN, whose website is registered to Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters, “a front” for the soft drinks kingpin.