It’s fair to say that tea-based tonics, birch tree water and canned wine are beverage concepts that might not be ready for mainstream grocery aisles. However, they may represent the kind of bleeding-edge innovation that has propelled significant change on beverage shelves over the past decade.
Executive-level moves in premium coffee and cold-pressed juice highlight this edition of People Moves.
Protein-infused beverages in a variety of formats have picked up new distribution and retail placement in recent weeks.
The launch of new flavors at the top of 2016 follows what was a year of high-profile media placements for cactus water, along with notable gains in distribution for Caliwater.
The move, confirmed by company president Jimmy Stewart, represents another reduction in area coverage for Cogo Northwest, which in addition to Columbia Gorge juices carries those from Stumptown Coffee, GT’s Kombucha and HotLips Soda, among others, on its trucks.
Distributed by UNFI, the line comes in Aronia Berries, Wheatgrass, Turmeric + Ginger and Pear + Lemon varieties with a suggested retail price of $5.99 - $6.99 per 16 oz. bottle.
A decade after he launched WheyUp, a first-to-market protein and energy drink hybrid, the brand’s founder is back with a revamped version of his original offering called FITWHEY.
In an interview at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show, Owl’s Brew president Maria Littlefield said she's been "seeing a lot of focus on different retailers building out a set" for craft cocktail mixers.
Life Juice founder Ety Deutsch is still the face of the cold-pressed, high pressure processed juice brand, but a new investment team and CEO are now at the helm and they’ve pushed the reset button on distribution and retail placement.
In an interview with BevNET, Purity Organic president Dave Minnick explained that the genesis of the teas sprung from New York beverage wholesaler Big Geyser, which distributes the company's juices in the region.
Yes, the Fancy Food Show has evolved. Yes, it now attracts food and beverage products not traditionally viewed as “specialty.” But make no mistake: the event is still a showcase for decadent and unique flavors, and the 2016 winter edition didn’t disappoint.
Golazo founder and CEO Richard Tait said that despite continued growth of the brand in natural and conventional grocery channels as well as a loyal customer base, the company hadn’t reached profitability and was unable to secure the capital necessary to “take it to the next level.”
Having extended Hiball into caffeinated coconut water, cold brew coffee and protein drinks, Berardi is set to launch a new line of caffeine-free refreshment drinks as well.
The circumstances surrounding LaCroix, one of the most successful growth stories in the sparkling water category, have come to a boil as legal issues and employee turnover surfaced this week.