Sri Lanka Gold Aims to Seize Space in HPP Coconut Water

As for the hefty challenge of competing with Harmless Harvest or any of its distant second place contenders like UNOCO, Invo or Pure Brazilian, Sri Lanka Gold is looking to separate itself from the pack by hanging its hat on Sri Lanka’s orange (or “gold”) king coconut, indigenous to the island country.

Humm Kombucha Teams Up with the Seattle Seahawks

All nine of the Bend, Oregon-based brand’s flavors are now available for purchase at CenturyLink Field’s new Grab and Go Market and Humm’s two best-selling flavors - Pomegranate Lemonade and Coconut Lime - are also available for sale on tap at the stadium.

Video: A Recap of NACS 2015

Many beverage exhibitors at the 2015 NACS show indicated that convenience store operators are -- like their counterparts in grocery and club -- increasingly looking to add natural and better-for-you beverages to their shelves and coolers. It’s a trend that, for C-stores, has been bubbling at the surface for years, but appears to have achieved significant traction over the past 12 months.

Monster Energy Being Sold in 20 McDonald’s Stores

While McDonald’s declined to say if it would add Monster products to more locations, the test is one of a number of recent attempts by the company -- including the addition of an all-day breakfast menu and a kale burger -- to breathe new life into its stores, which have seen sliding sales since 2012.

Project NOSH LA: Preliminary Agenda Posted

Speakers come from hot brands like Health Warrior, 479° Popcorn, Krave Jerky, Barnana, Hail Merry, PopCorners, and Tate’s Bake Shop; from distributors like KeHE and Presence Marketing; retailers like Kroger and Thrive Market, and investors from VMG, ACG, Boulder Food Group, and more.

NACS 2015 Video: Checking In With Aquahydrate CEO Hal Kravitz

At the 2015 NACS show, BevNET sat down with Aquahydrate CEO Hal Kravitz for a video interview that covered several topics, including the company’s celebrity owners, Aquahydrate’s positioning as a “performance lifestyle brand,” and the non-traditional marketing approach of the alkaline water line.

NACS 2015 Video: Mamma Chia’s C-Store Strategy

In a video interview filmed at the 2015 NACS show, Matt Buckley, Mamma Chia's senior vice president of sales and marketing, discussed the company’s foray into convenience stores, noting that the retailing channel may offer access to millennial consumers.

Whole Foods Global Grocery Buyer Dwight Richmond Departs Retailer

It’s a significant change at the chain: Richmond teamed with Executive Global Grocery Coordinator Errol Schweizer to debut many new products, including a new emphasis on HPP juice and edgy ideas like chia and turmeric drinks, as well as a focus on product certifications such as Non-GMO and biodynamic.