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.
McDonald's has added a beast to its menu -- and we’re not talking about the mythical Quadruple Quarter Pounder with cheese.
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.
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.
The new bottlers include Tampa-based Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, Chicago-based Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution (a subsidiary of beer distribution giant Reyes Holdings), and Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, out of Atlantic, Iowa.
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.
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.
The news arrives as the final nail in the coffin for Organic Avenue, whose struggles over the last several years have been well documented.
A Securities and Exchange Commission record indicates that the company recently completed a raise of $3 million.
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.
Michael Burgmaier and Nick McCoy have left Silverwood Partners, where they led the consumer products practice for the last six years, to open Whipstitch Capital, a boutique investment bank focusing on the consumer products industry.
In a response to Boston Magazine’s scathing criticism of his trainer Alex Guerrero, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw The Coca-Cola Company and Kellogg’s under the bus during a recent appearance on local radio station WEEI.
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.
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.