Class Actions Target Alt-Milk Nutritional Standards

Last week two leading alternative milk producers were hit with class action lawsuits alleging their products falsely claim to be equally or more nutritious than dairy milk, one against WhiteWave Foods, producer of Silk, and another against Blue Diamond Growers, producer of Almond Breeze.

Muscle Milk Founder Launches Flavor Company

As the founder and creator of Muscle Milk, Greg Pickett helped make protein drinks palatable for mainstream consumers. In his latest venture, Pickett wants to elevate taste profiles across the beverage spectrum.

Distribution Roundup: Juice Served Here Taps Health-Ade

Health-Ade Kombucha is now on tap at 12 California Juice Served Here locations, Liquid I.V. secures distribution in six new states and the District of Columbia, Long Island Iced Tea Corp. heads to Colombia.

Brew Dr. Kombucha Eyes $50 Million In Revenue By 2019

Propelled by sustained consumer demand for kombucha along the West Coast, sales doubled to nearly $12 million in 2016. Founder and CEO Matt Thomas expects booming growth to continue amid an expansion of the company’s manufacturing capacity and the addition of an experienced sales executive.

C-Store Survey: Monster's Mutant Off to Rocky Start

Slow sales during last year’s Q4 launch of Monster Energy’s Mutant have weakened retailer expectations for the company’s new “super soda” Mountain Dew competitor, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest “Beverage Buzz” convenience store report.

Review: Harmless Harvest Harmless Coconut Probiotics

Harmless Harvest’s “Harmless Coconut Probiotics” is a line of plant-based beverages that utilize both the coconut’s water and meat to create a unique and innovative product.

DPS Completes Bai Acquisition

DPS expects Bai to double its sales in 2017, projecting about $425 million in net sales this year, as well as adding an incremental $132 million to its existing overall net sales expectation.

Healthy Growth: Craft Soda Continues to Evolve

Craft soda brands showed that they’re still innovating and reinventing themselves at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Even as the category faces challenges from institutions seeking to limit consumer intake of sugar and calories, smaller entrepreneurs are stepping up to the challenge to bring new, better-for-you beverages to store shelves.