Review: Coco Libre Sparkling Organic Coconut Water

Coco Libre’s Sparkling Organic Coconut Water is an effort to innovate in what has otherwise been a somewhat stagnant coconut water category. In essence, the category got to a point where every flavor, packaging, and functional format had been tried, but the core unflavored and unsweetened variety was really what was towing the line

Review: Metabrew Combines Coffee and Dairy-Free MCT

What Metabrew has essentially done is take the concept of Bulletproof coffee (coffee and MCT-rich grass fed butter, in the case of Bulletproof) and turn it into a dairy-free offering with added cacao and stevia.

Review: Greater Than Continues Its Evolution

Greater Than, a coconut water-based sports drink, has been through several iterations since it was launched in 2010. The formulation, packaging and branding have all been changed, which is pretty much par for the course for any product that’s trying to carve out a niche that doesn’t already exist.

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Press Clips: PepsiCo’s Stubborn on Soda; BevCos Dot Inc. 5000

Earlier this month, PepsiCo introduced a new packaged format for its Stubborn line of craft sodas. Scott Finlow, vice president of innovation and insights for global foodservice at PepsiCo said that the company views craft beverages as an important part of the company’s future, telling Fortune that “Craft is not a fad. It is here to stay.”

Former Whole Foods Execs Join Beyond Brands Group

Errol Schweizer continues to fill out his post-Whole Foods resume, joining another pair of former executives with the chain to work with natural products veteran Eric Schnell’s new consulting conclave, Beyond Brands.

ROAR Announces Upcoming Launch of ROAR Organic

At next month’s Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore, the New York-based brand will debut an organic line extension of “electrolyte infusions” targeting an older demographic and tilting toward more female consumers, the founder says.

Gourmet Guru Founder Discusses UNFI Buyout

Last week natural products distributor United Natural Foods Inc. announced the acquisition of Gourmet Guru, a natural and organic food and beverage distributor and merchandiser serving the Northeast.

Review: Invo Evolves to Organic Coconut Water

While going organic may help Invo stay current and competitive, the market has changed quite a bit. There are more brands competing in the ultra premium coconut water space. And, perhaps more importantly, this segment of the category has eliminated “raw” as an attribute, and there are now a variety of approaches to achieving the level of flavor required to play in this space.

Review: Is Sunup’s Unroasted Green Coffee a Hot Ticket?

Eliminating the roasting process, which is basically what gives coffee its signature flavor, results in something very different: Instead of a dark, bold, and sometimes acidic flavor, Sunup’s Green Coffee is light and slightly fruity.