The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would require the labeling of foods made with GMOs, according to Reuters. If passed into law, the bill would take effect on July 1, 2016, making Vermont the first state with this kind of legislation.
California’s State Senate Committee on Health passed the first measure in the U.S. that would require health warning labels on beverages with added sugar, according to Law360.
Walmart announced Thursday that it will stock Wild Oats organic foods, strengthening its commitment to organic products and its reputation as a purveyor of healthy consumer packaged goods.
A second investment round by fast-growing Runa, an organic Amazonian guayusa tea brand, has landed an interesting mix of folks.
Marketed and packaged as being “made with real sugar,” the beverages, to be released this summer, will come in regular, vanilla and wild cherry flavors. Labeled with the nostalgic PepsiCo logo, the products appear to be taking the place of the PepsiCo’s popular “Throwback” sodas, which included limited-edition, sugar-sweetened versions of its flagship cola and Mountain Dew
By communicating the brand’s health-focused proposition in easily comprehensible terms while targeting the everyman, the everymom and the everykids, Zevia has posted hearty results.
The triumphant push of coconut water has influenced mainstream consumers to think about water in different terms and paved the way for the next tier of coconut water brands, such as Harmless Harvest and Zola. At Natural Products Expo West 2014 in Anaheim, Calif., yet another tier seemed to be taking shape. But it wasn’t coconut water; it was an amalgam of offbeat water brands. We had maple water, birch tree water and barley water. We had cactus water, olive water and even artichoke water.
According to a story by reporter Candice Choi of The Associated Press, Coca-Cola’s global sales of soda declined by 1 percent in the first quarter of 2014 — its first quarterly slip in the measure since 1999.
Led by energy drinks and enhanced water, C-Stores saw a 2.8 percent jump in sales of non-alcoholic beverages, despite a brutal winter for much of the country and sustained CSD volume declines.
The companies are headquartered on opposite sides of the Earth, but Boundary Water Brands and Found Beverage Co. are now sharing space on a Harney & Sons truck bound for New York City.
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Everyone knows that a rolling stone gathers no moss. Yet for Honest Tea, which has been rolling in its own right, the company has had no trouble picking up a different kind of green: cold hard cash. The Coca-Cola Co.-owned tea and juice outfit racked up $112 million in sales last year and is positioning itself for similar growth in 2014 amid the launch of a new multi-serve “Refresher” line and a logo evolution that will gradually roll out across all Honest product lines.
BevNET is now accepting submissions for its first Craft Spirits and Mixers Guide. Amid a booming market for artisanal and hand-crafted spirits, the new guide will be a key resource for retailers and distributors who are looking to meet rising consumer demand with new and innovative offerings. The guide will also be a great opportunity for service and supplier companies who work with craft distillers and mixer companies as a way to promote and showcase their products.
The NBA’s Black Mamba may be winding down his basketball career, but when it comes to the beverage business, Kobe Bryant is just getting started. In an interview with ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Bryant revealed that he has made a multi-million dollar investment in BodyArmor, the functional sports drink brand launched by FUZE founder Lance Collins and helmed by Mike Repole, the co-founder of Vitaminwater.