Company spokesperson Suzanne DuLong also revealed that the Keurig Green Mountain is laying off 130 employees, the majority of which worked on Kold manufacturing and support teams.
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The division of labor for the joint venture will see Starbucks “contribute Teavana’s tea expertise, industry-leading retail activation, and consumer engagement capabilities,” while Anheuser-Busch “leads production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide,” the companies revealed via press release.
Seven months after ceasing operations and filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the New York City juice and food chain has re-opened its Bleecker Street location, with plans to re-open an additional five stores.
The plaintiffs claim that because some Vita Coco products are manufactured in other countries, including the Philippines, and Malaysia, All Market “is unjustly enriched by continuing to market and sell its [coconut water] in a way that misleads consumers into believing that all Vita Coco is Brazilian, manufactured in Brazil and made from Brazilian coconuts.”
The agency recommends that food and beverage companies that list evaporated cane juice as an ingredient instead use “sugar” and optionally accompany it with “a truthful, non-misleading descriptor to distinguish the ingredient from other cane-based sweeteners.”
Creative re-use is starting to rule the day.
At the top of 2016, Forbes published its own “30 Under 30” list, which included Annie Lawless, co-founder of Suja Juice, and Maria Littlefield, co-founder of Owl’s Brew cocktail mixers.
Brent Willis, the CEO of Bucha, a publicly traded kombucha company, announced the merger today with Xing, a Colorado-based natural tea line that is also owned by Tom Lebon and Scott Lebon, the brothers who run Denver distribution powerhouse New Age Beverage.
First Lady Michelle Obama - who has played an active role in efforts to update the Nutrition Facts panel since 2014 - said the label changes “make a real difference in providing families across the country information they need to make healthy choices.”
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Continuing to staff up the cold brewed coffee company they purchased six months ago, celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, announced that marketing expert Matt Ammirati had joined Lucky Jack as a co-CEO.
Food and beverage conglomerate WhiteWave Foods has waded into the fast-growing cold-brew coffee category with the launch of STōK, a new line of RTD iced coffees. The company quietly launched the brand in March, leading with two multi-serve offerings and recently debuted three single-serve varieties.
The food and beverage industry hasn’t been one to shy away from crowdfunding models to date, either via donations on sites like Kickstarter or investment platforms like CircleUp.