In April, 2016, Montauk Beverageworks re-launched and its iced tea and lemonade bottled drinks hit the shelves in Eastern Long Island.
BevNET is pleased to announced the launch of a new podcast, in which we’ll be exploring current trends and timely news stories in the food and beverage business. In this first episode, BevNET’s John Craven, Ray Latif and Jon Landis discuss a growing trend in repurposing food waste, the pitfalls of cause-based marketing, a surging nut milk category and why sugar has emerged as "public enemy number one."
In addition to the Meijer store launch, Boxed Water continues to see rapid growth throughout the U.S. with a number of additional distributors recently added to their expanding store count. Store expansions include; Target, Whole Foods, Giant Eagle/Market District, Holiday, Kum & Go, Hy-Vee and Fresh Thyme Market.
April was packed with distribution news from entrepreneurial beverage companies spanning a range of categories. Premium water brands made significant traction this month, adding new placement at natural, conventional grocery and convenience store retailers.
New Blood Orange is uniquely crafted with natural juices and fruit flavors including real blood orange juice for a rich citrus rush and packed with energizing herbs and botanicals for a naturally fueled energy boost.
Through the national Milk Life campaign, Shamrock Farms is showcasing Milk's support of Team USA by representing how world-class athletes rely on the protein and other essential nutrients found in milk to fuel their dreams. From single serve on-the-go milk to gallons to school milk cartons, millions of packages of Shamrock Farms white milk will bear special edition packaging with the line "Nutrients to Power Gold Medal Dreams," and Roxie wearing patriotic apparel.
From May 1 through July 31, 2016, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of Extra Strength Cherry flavor 5-hour ENERGY® to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation(SOWF)
All six flavors will be available for purchase nationwide in 8-packs of 12 oz. slim cans, featuring a more slender profile and refreshed graphics.
Grapico kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 100th birthday with the launch of vintage-inspired packaging and a real sugar version that will be available in glass bottles. The new branding touts the grape soda as “A Southern Thing” and embraces the quirks and eccentricities that make the region and Grapico unique.
Speaking from his company’s Austin headquarters, CEO David Smith discussed the raise further in a call with BevNET, saying the new funding will go towards further expansion of the company’s sales and marketing efforts and getting more “feet on the street,” which will see the buildout of a High Brew field marketing team across the country.
BAWLS Guarana ZERO is available in a power packed 16 oz. can and packaged in 24 pack and 12 pack cases.
Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it has reached definitive agreement to purchase The BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for approximately £285 million.
As part of the agreement, Zevia will be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games West Regional competition in Portland, Oregon.
The New York Times has explored the latest disagreement between the two presidential hopefuls on the heels of Clinton’s endorsement of a proposal in Philadelphia that would place a 3-cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.