CSPI Sues PepsiCo Over Marketing of Naked Juice

CSPI faults PepsiCo with misrepresenting some Naked products, including the brand’s “Kale Blazer,” by claiming that they "predominantly consist of high-value ingredients," but in actuality are mostly comprised of orange and apple juice.

Review: Cor De Coco Lattes Miss the Mark

Imported from Vietnam, Cor de Coco is a three-SKU line of coconut-based ready to drink cold brew coffee drinks. Right off the bat, one of the issues with Cor de Coco is that the company has failed to properly translate this product for the American market.

Snap Kitchen Partners with La Colombe on Co-Branded Bottled Coffee

Snap Kitchen, a fast-growing retail chain that sells healthy grab-and-go meals, snacks and beverages, has partnered with super-premium coffee company La Colombe to launch a co-branded line of bottled coffees. Snap Kitchen operates 49 locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Philadelphia and the new products, both made with La Colombe’s “cold-pressed” coffee, are sold in all of its stores.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 27: The Next Investment Target for General Mills’ 301 Inc. Unit Is…

BevNET's podcast team recently sat down with John Haugen, the vice president and general manager of General Mills’ 301 Inc. incubation unit. In this edition of the podcast, Haugen discusses how 301 evaluates opportunities for investment in emerging trends and early-stage companies and why finding “natural ways for food to work harder” is an important consideration in the unit's investment strategy.

Review: Zupa Noma Chilled Ready-to-Sip Soups

Zupa Noma is a USDA Organic and high pressure processed (HPP) product (we won’t yet call it a beverage) that is looking to disrupt the soup category. To do this, the brand is taking a variety (six, to be exact) of soup formulations, putting them into bottles, and in essence marketing them as the savory counterpart to HPP juice.

Reuters: Bai Exploring Potential $2 Billion Sale

The story, which cites unnamed sources familiar with the situation, states that Bai has hired JP Morgan Chase & Co. to conduct an auction and contact potential buyers.

Expo East 2016 Video: Cham Sees Big Potential for Cold Brewed Tea

At Natural Products Expo East 2016, BevNET spoke with Cham co-founder Niko Nikolaou who discussed the company’s approach to aligning awareness for cold brew coffee with tea, how Cham is educating consumers about health benefits derived from cold brewing tea and why high pressure processing is of critical importance to the brand.

Review: Secret Squirrel Grows Up with New Packaging and HPP

With over three years of business under its belt, Los Angeles-based Secret Squirrel is a relative veteran of the cold-brew coffee space. However, things always felt slightly incomplete, and as a result the company seemed to be unable to fully capitalize on the growth of the category. But now, with its latest revision, things seem like they are about to change.

Expo East 2016 Video: NüMoo Emphasizes Innovation in Alt-Dairy

Super-premium dairy alternative brand NüMoo unveiled a revamped label and several innovative line extensions, including an Edamame Soy Milk, at Natural Products Expo East 2016. In an interview with BevNET, NüMoo co-founder Joe Savino said that the updates represent a continued focus on producing nutrient-laden and clean label formulations for plant-based milks.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 26: Blogging The Food Revolution

Goldberg, a former Wall Street executive, told our team all about his journey from antidepressants to clean-living organic foodie and media figure, with conversational stops along the way on the offerings at Expo East, the difference between Ripple Foods and almond milk, and, most importantly, what he’d do if faced with the choice of eating Arby’s or a bag of organic palm sugar.