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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.

PepsiCo Agrees to Change Naked Label in Settlement

As a result of a settlement with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog group, PepsiCo agreed last week to make several changes in the labeling and marketing of its Naked juices and smoothies. In October CSPI alleged that the labelling of Naked products misled consumers about their nutritional value and ingredients.

KeHE Hits Milestone at Summer Selling Show

The 2017 KeHE Summer Selling Show welcomed more than 3,700 industry professionals to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Feb. 7-8 – a nearly 35% increase from the year prior. Retailers, vendors and brokers filed in for the latest natural & organic, specialty and fresh products for the summer season.

Ilegal Mezcal Enters Distribution Agreement with Southern Glazer’s Transatlantic Division

Ilegal Mezcal, a handcrafted brand of Mexican artisanal liquor that has made a name for itself with bold guerrilla ad campaigns and strong political positions, announces it is entering into a national distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”), the North American wine and spirits distribution company.

NNTS New York Now Distributing Imayotsukasa Sake

Imayotsukasa was established in 1767. Based in Niigata City, Imayotsukasa is one of 47 "Zenryo Junmai kura" (only brewing no-alcohol added sake) companies with a range of Junmai , Junmai Ginjo and Junmai Diginjo including a rare Wood Barrel (kiokejikomi) Junmai Diginjo and their award wining Koi.

Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year Old Bourbon to be Released

An extra special, one-time bottling of Van Winkle bourbon will soon be released. Only 11 barrels comprise this very small batch bourbon, making the 710 bottles especially rare and even harder to find than the usual Van Winkle whiskeys.

Brown-Forman Launches Brand Nutrition Website

Brown-Forman announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com.

In the Courtroom: Class Action Against Odwalla Can Move Ahead

In the courtroom this month: A class action against Odwalla can move ahead after a judge declined a request to toss the case, Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court declines to hear the "soda tax" case, and POM Wonderful accuses Wonder Fuel of "forum shopping" in trademark infringement allegations.

Beet It Launches US Rollout with 1500-Store Debut

Beet juice has become a sensation in recent years thanks to its ability to boost endurance and strength in athletes, and to manage blood pressure for people of all ages. Now Beet It, following online sales success with Amazon and Lucky Vitamin, is launching a US rollout beginning with 1500 major retail locations.

Life Line 3 IN 1 Partners with Kroger Convenience Stores

Tri-Balance Health Solutions, LLC is proud to announce that its multi-functional wellness “shot”, LIFE LINE 3 IN 1, is now available at more than 600 Kroger banner convenience stores, including Tom Thumb, Turkey Hill, Kwik Shop, Quik Stop and Loaf N’ Jug.