The Flow: Vita Coco Finds Supply; V8 Adds Green Tea SKUs

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strong>ON TOP
  • Vita Coco Announces New Strategic Production Partner in Asia: Fresh Fruit Ingredients Inc. Link
  • Reuters is reporting that Campbell’s will be adding Green Tea varieties to its V8 V-Fusion line. Link

ON THE SHELVES

  • King Kullen has authorized SERENITY relaxation beverage. SERENITY is now authorized in more than 1,000 stores in the New York area. Link

DISTRIBUTION

  • ‘Reed’s Rx’ Now Available Over-the-Counter in Fred Meyer Stores Link
  • Neuro announces Admiral Beverage will distribute Neuro in Utah and Wyoming. Link
  • New Age Beverage will distribute ZUN Energy Drink in Colorado. Link
  • Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice Now Available at Whole Foods Link

IN THE MEDIA

  • Unhealthy Juices and their Calorie-Friendly Counterparts Presented by “Eat This, Not That” Link

BRAND MARKETING & PROMOTION

  • Pelican Brands Becomes U.S. Brand Manager for Chase Vodka and Chase Elderflower Liqueur Link
  • Phoenix Beverage Company to Partner With Drinks Americas For Historic Rheingold Beer Launch Link

TRENDS AND STUDIES

  • Study: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Reveals Science Behind Appetite Suppressant, Fabuless Link
  • Sustamine in Sports Nutrition Discussed at the International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference and in Upcoming Webinar Link
  • Study: Journal of Medicinal Food Reveals Tart Cherry Juice May Help Insomnia Sufferers Link

DEALS

  • NutriPure Beverages has purchased Brenlin, a private Southern California distributor. Link
  • DNA Beverage Corp., maker of DNA Energy Drink, has been sold to Famous Products, Inc. Link
  • Celsius to gets a $3 million line of credit to expand marketing Efforts with Desantis Financing Link

FINANCIALS

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Authorizes Additional $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program. Link

SUPPLIER SIDE

  • WILD Flavors Inc. Debuts High-Speed Pouch-Filling Equipment Link
  • Cognis Make Cognitive Performance, Weight Management New Ingredient Focus Link
  • W. Amsler Expands Convertible PET Reheat Line For Higher-Output Bottle Production Needs Link

INTERNATIONAL

  • Australian Medical Association Raises Concerns Over Energy Drinks Mixed With Alcohol Link