Vuka Unveils New Product Branding, Transitions from Bottles to Cans

Vuka Natural Energy Drinks are available at Sprouts stores nationally, and at a wide variety of retailers across the country, including a selection of Whole Foods, Fresh and Easy, Pharmaca, King Soopers, Town and Country, Roasters, Jewel Osco, United Texas and Meijer to name a few.

Publisher’s Toast: Full Cycle

I have an unabashed love of all things beverage. For 24 years now I’ve have the pleasure of being a part of the joy that this industry has to give. I consider myself lucky to be sought as counsel and sounding board, to have been brought on as an informal critic for launches, re-positions and postmortems for hundreds of brands.

Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits Expand Advisory Board

The Roberts Family, owners of Cape Cod’s Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits, today announce the addition of wine and spirits veteran Ed Gualtieri to their Advisory Board. With more than 40 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, Gualtieri brings a wealth of knowledge in sales, brand management and product development to the beloved New England vineyards and first distillery on Cape Cod since Prohibition.

Goldman Reduces Role at Honest, Transitions to “TeaEO Emeritus”

The plan is for Goldman to remain at Honest in an at-large capacity, scouting for new interesting brands for its parent unit, Coke’s Venturing and Emerging Brands group, where he has already helped at least serve as a source of information about Coke for other entrepreneurs who have been purchased by the company.

Cape Cod Great White Rum Medals in First Spirits Competition

The 2015 New York International Spirits Competition has honored Astraluna Brands Distillery of Medfield, MA with the Bronze Award for it's Cape Cod Great White Rum. The smooth white rum rolled out in April 2015 and has made a big splash with customers on Cape Cod this summer at charity events and tastings in stores from Plymouth to Provincetown.

Lifeway Foods Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Third quarter 2015 total consolidated net sales decreased 2% to $29.6 million from $30.1 million in the third quarter of 2014. The Company's third quarter net sales were impacted by significantly higher customer promotional allowances.

NOSH L.A. Educates, Inspires Emerging Brands

Featuring upwards of 20 seasoned experts from the space as presenters and panelists, the audience of entrepreneurs were treated to an educational event that dove deep into an accelerating and evolving natural and organic foods world that has become more norm than niche.