Following the publication of our article that examined the on-going battle between Shire City Herbals and organizers of a campaign called “Free Fire Cider,” Amy Huebner, a co-founder of Shire City, contacted BevNET to discuss the history of the quarrel and her company’s approach to resolving the dispute.
As part of a discussion about the three-day event, BevNET CEO John Craven noted that "the types of products really evolved," at the Fancy Food Show to that point that beverages "you'd see at the Natural Products Expo has really bled into this show."
Announced yesterday as the top cold beverage product at the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show, White and Vine is the fourth flavor variety for Owl’s Brew. The cocktail mixer is a blend of white tea, pomegranate, lemon peel and watermelon. Here's our take:
L.A. Libations has launched an extension of its Arriba brand with a classic-style horchata drink (as well as a coffee-infused version). Unlike the original Arriba product, this one contains no added energy ingredients. It’s milky, sweet, and slightly viscous with a pleasant taste. If it’s horchata flavor that you’re after, this is certainly a pretty good option.
Formerly the chief customer officer and executive vice president of global strategy at Cytosport, Holsworth will also bring eight years of experience at PepsiCo to his new role at Sambazon.
In a statement released Monday, Niagara Bottling reported that no E. coli contamination had been detected in any of its products and that the decision to issue the voluntary recall was done “in an abundance of caution and in the interests of consumer safety.”
Auriganic is a 100 percent juice beverage that features auricularia auricula (aka wood ear -- an edible fungus). While we appreciate the functional ingredient in this product, we’re not convinced that this is the right approach.
Califia Farms recently added a two-SKU line of horchata drinks to its portfolio of dairy alternative, juice and coffee beverages. Made with a base of rice milk and almond milk, the products come in Cinnamon and Vanilla varieties, each packaged in 48 oz. carafes.
Mucho Gazpacho produces a three-SKU line of bottled gazpacho drinks, each made with a very clean list of ingredients, including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet onions, and bell peppers, olive oil, white wine vinegar and salt.
Based in San Francisco, Clearly Kombucha produces a line of organic raw kombucha that are blended with a hint of juice and also include natural flavors and colors. On the outside, the product has been given a major packaging upgrade since we first saw it a few years back.
Plans are to introduce a pair of 100-calorie products called M100 in orange and citrus flavors, according to Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog.
Recently, Revive received a design overhaul, which has shifted the style from a more serious looking label to something that feels like it’s out of the craft beer industry.
The key, Baumann said, is to offer high-quality merchandising upgrades for brands based on their promotional schedules, so that when Basemaker representatives hit the stores, they are able to build attractive end-cap displays to draw attention to the products.
A positive run for carbonated soft drinks (CSD) has ended as sales of major brands within the category declined for the first time in over a year, according to a new Wells Fargo Securities report, which covers Nielsen xAOC (expanded all outlets combined) sales data for the four-week period ending on June 13.