In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Coke’s chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said that the company had made mistakes in the way it has “engaged the public health and scientific communities to tackle the global obesity epidemic that is plaguing our children, our families and our communities,” saying that the approach “is not working.”
“Since we started, we’ve shipped over 40 million bottles of Suja,” Church said. “With Coke and the right construct of an arrangement, we could go from 40 million to a billion. It just gets us super-excited about the pathway to building a much bigger business.”
Neon energy drink is the product of ViSalus, which is a multi-level marketing company that focuses on weight management products. On the surface Neon looks very much like a stereotypical energy drink. The black, green and white color palette features a design that definitely looks the part of the category. But this isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Also going national are Uncle Matt’s Orange Turmeric and Orange Coconut offerings offerings, which can be found at select Whole Foods and Kroger grocers.
Surging demand for “green juice” is one clear example of Americans’ growing interest in bitter vegetables and greens.
The deal indicates $170 million valuation for the premium sports drink brand Mike Repole and Lance Collins (of vitaminwater and Fuze fame, respectively) launched in 2012.
BevNET recently spoke with Harmless Harvest co-founder Justin Guilbert to discuss in further detail why the company removed "100% Raw" and "Never Heated" from its labels and also addressed several questions as to whether external pressures, litigation and/or an updated formulation played a role in the updated positioning.
Victoria’s Kitchen’s Organic Ginger Lemonade represents what appears to be an evolution of the brand’s focus. Specifically, this is the first flavor that is not almond water-based. Instead, the product is being marketed as a low-calorie (35 calories per 8 oz. serving) organic lemonade.
Expanding upon a commitment to sell food items made without artificial ingredients, Panera Bread today announced plans to add offerings from Blueprint, Harmless Harvest and Joia to its bottled beverage lineup.
Made with a blend of water, fair trade and organic coffee beans and mint, Prospector’s Cold Brew coffee is one of the more recent ready-to-drink entries into the ever expanding cold brew coffee category. The product, which hails from Michigan, has that big and bold, but smooth in finish, coffee flavor that we’ve come to expect from any quality cold brew product.
The list, which ranks companies based on revenue growth over the past three years (and at least $2 million in 2014 revenue) included just a handful of non-alcoholic beverage brands, but most of those that did make the cut are featured in the top fifth of all included companies.
Described by the producer as “pure liquid cacao,” Cholaca’s Original variety is a blend of three ingredients: water, fair trade cacao and organic fair trade coconut sugar. Designed with the intention of being used as either a shot or in another drink (e.g. milk or coffee), the flavor of the product is intense but enjoyable, even when consumed straight.
The manufacturing, shipping, and distribution capabilities for Campbell's new Fresh division will depend on Bolthouse’s strong cold-chain capabilities, but the brand also plans to keep innovating.
Marketed as "the first kombucha producer in the nation's capital," Capital Kombucha is a brand that we first encountered at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show. Based in Washington, D.C., the brand comes in nine varieties, each packaged in 12 oz. glass bottles. For us, simplicity in formulation and design struck a chord... and quenched our thirst.