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.
Until now Coke’s participation in the ready-to-drink coffee has been with illy issimo, a joint venture launched with international coffee giant illycaffe S.p.A.
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.
The Kroger deal follows the brand’s distribution deal with TJX earlier this year, which saw the brand enter select T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls stores across the country.
As part of the deal, L.A. Libations will purchase equity in the fledgling bone broth company, and will also help shepherd it into the core accounts that are the brand development company’s stock-in-trade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conscious Cultures, the maker of Barefoot Bucha, a Virginia-based kombucha brand, has agreed to settle a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against the company by Barefoot Wine owner E. & J. Gallo.
Wells Fargo Securities highlighted slowing growth in the energy drink category in a new report detailing Nielsen xAOC (expanded all outlets combined) year-over-year sales data for the four-week period ending on August 13.
Honeydrop, which produces a line of HPP cold-pressed lemonades sweetened with honey, today announced new chainwide distribution at natural retailer Sprouts Farmers Market. The beverages are now available at all 250 Sprouts locations across 13 Southern U.S. states stretching from California to Georgia.
The return of Crystal Pepsi came with a few updated graphics, but it’s clear that PepsiCo is aiming for nostalgic appeal. In this podcast, we discuss what, if any, impact retro and throwback products and packaging might have for a brand. We also examine similar attempts of reviving dated imagery and discontinued products by companies seeking a sentimental response.
Beginning this week at Mamma Chia is Lance Dermeik, who has come aboard as the company's new vice president of operations. Dermeik joins Mamma Chia, a maker of chia-based beverages and snacks, after eight years at Hain Celestial as director of contract manufacturing where he oversaw operations on more than 40 contract manufacturers and 15 natural and organic brands.