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MALK Goes National With Kroger

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.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 22: Milking It — Alt-Dairy Continues to Roll

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.

Shake-Up at Bolthouse Farms

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.

Gatorade Tries Better-For-You Again, This Time With An Organic Line

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.

Nawgan to Rebrand as INVIA

Whereas Nawgan was a supplement packaged as a ready-to-drink beverage, INVIA will transition the formula into a powdered stick format, a move Dr. Paul said will extend its use occasions.

The Naked Truth: Juice Served Here Is In At Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Los Angeles-based cold-pressed juice company Juice Served Here (JSH) has inked a deal with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) to add a new line of juices and lemonades in all of its corporate-owned cafes. The new JSH products will debut on Sept. 1 and replace Naked Juice beverages that are currently sold at CBTL stores.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 21: Trendspotting — Where’s the White Space?

Amid a saturated market for RTD cold brew coffee, we decided to take a look at a few beverage categories that we see as ripe for disruptive and timely innovation. Listen to our take, which includes examples of a few companies quietly taking advantage of white space in traditional categories, in the latest edition of the BevNET podcast.

A Check-In with RAU Chocolate

Rau co-founders Daren Myers and Brian Watrous stopped by BevNET’s West Coast office in San Diego this week to share the latest from the growing San Diego-based brand.