The FDA’s action arrives as the latest in a series of measures it has taken against dietary supplements containing kratom, stemming from concerns regarding the toxicity of the botanical in internal organ systems.
SEC filings show that Spindrift Beverage Co. has completed a $7.2 million raise; no comment from founder Bill Creelman.
With the Biggest Loser star’s Empowered Media leading the way, Michaels revealed today that she had purchased a controlling interest in emerging cold brew brand Lucky Jack Coffee Co.
Though no reason for his departure was given, the filing states that “Mr. Leonard’s resignation is not due to any disagreements with the company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.”
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In an interview filmed at BevNET Live Winter 2015, Rebecca Messina, VEB’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Innovation, offers insight into how the Coca-Cola unit identifies high-potential growth brands.
Despite challenges building awareness and educating consumers about its uniquely formulated calorie- and sugar-free juices, Koa is making headway using a carefully planned marketing strategy to carve out shelf space in specialty and natural retailers in Southern California, Texas and parts of the Northeast.
Potential sale called a rumor by Talking Rain representative, but the company has looked into a sale in the past.
The new funding comes by way of increased contributions from the company’s original group of investors, alongside a new commercial banking partnership with Wells Fargo.
Responsibility for the firm will now lie with Debbie Wildrick and Craig Fortin, currently MetaBrand’s chief strategy officer and President and chief operating officer, respectively.
Suja has rebranded its mainstream-oriented line of high pressure processed (HPP) juices and smoothies, dropping the word Essentials from its labels and more prominently calling out the products’ organic formulation and ingredients.
This brief video highlights a few memorable moments from the conference -- including speaker clips from Suja CEO Jeff Church, Stumptown Coffee president Joth Ricci and Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey -- as documented and edited by BevNET videographer Matt Rogers.
In February the FDA issued an “Import Alert 54-15” for kratom, made from the leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia, effectively suspending its import into the United States for use as a dietary ingredient or supplement.
Moon Juice's expansion plans follow the addition of former Evolution Fresh executive Shawn Sugarman as president of the company.