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Press Clips: Philadelphia Soda Tax Sparks Massive Sales Decline

Stores report as high as 50 percent drop in soft drink sales following implementation of Philadelphia's controversial "Soda Tax" in January, Pressed Juicery announces new Boston-area location, and a U.K. study hospitalizes students with caffeine equivalent of 300 cups of coffee.

Cott Sees 2016 Revenue Growth Spurred by Acquisitions

In a statement, Cott CEO Jerry Fowden explained that the company was making progress towards its goal of becoming a “more diversified, higher margin, cash generative business.”

Verday Chlorophyll Water Expands Line, Enters California Market

Verday Chlorophyll Water launched its 5th new flavor, Blueberry, expanding the line of deliciously refreshing healthy green waters. As well, the full line will now be available through Statewide Beverage Company, direct store delivery, in Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

JUST Water Hits It Off At L.A. Air + Style Festival Sponsor

JUST water was the exclusive water offered at Air + Style, reducing the event’s carbon footprint by 74%. The water brand hosted a two-day skate ramp exhibition with 10 professional skateboarders from across California, drawing a crowd both days, despite off-and-on rain showers.

Global Gardens Group Launches Veggemo in the U.S.

Global Gardens Group Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its proprietary “Veggemo” non-dairy vegetable based beverage line into the US market, after a successful Canada launch in late 2015.

Master of Mixes Introduces Four New Flavors

Cocktail enthusiasts now have four more ways to stir up fun with the launch of new flavors from Master of Mixes: Blood Orange Margarita, Blue Curaçao, BigBucket® Mango Margarita and Michelada. Each flavor is bold and exotic, bursting with an authentic, made-from-scratch taste.

B-Tea Expands Into California with Shelf-Stable Kombucha

After signing with Big Geyser to distribute its line of shelf-stable kombuchas in New York, B-Tea Kombucha is working to form partnerships with as many as a dozen distributors to continue expanding the brand’s presence throughout the country, including a launch in California this month.

Non-Dairy ‘Alternative’ Kefirs Make Their Move

Strong growth in the dairy-alternative market -- which is expected to reach over $35 billion by 2024, according to a September, 2016 report from Grand View Research -- is presenting some companies with added motivation to enter the kefir space.

Me & the Bees Lemonade’s Kid Entrepreneur to Feature on 20/20 Episode

Me & the Bees Lemonade and its twelve-year-old founder will be featured on the February 24th episode of ABC’s 20/20. The episode “Shark Tank on 20/20: The Road to $100 Million in Deals” will highlight the lemonade founder, Mikaila Ulmer and her success as a millennial entrepreneur following her 2015 appearance on the ABC hit show, Shark Tank.