Review: Here Cold-Pressed Juices

Here, which hails from Chicago, IL, is a company that is focused on producing food and beverage that utilize local, “farm to label” ingredients from the Midwest. Their portfolio of products includes dips, spreads, salad dressings, and this line of cold-pressed and high pressure processed (HPP) juices.

Press Clips: USDA Clears Aurora Organic Dairy

USDA clears Aurora Organic Dairy after investigation; Walmart doubles down on grocery after Amazon buys Whole Foods; Bloomberg speculates that LaCroix's bubble may burst; Attitude Drinks shuts down; Nooyi speculates on Bezos

Review: Hapi Water Brings Kids a Sugar Free Drink Pouch

Hapi Water is an all-natural sugar-free kids drink that is packaged in a pouch with an attached straw. It is sold exclusively in an 8-pack carton that can be found at certain grocery stores as well as Amazon.

In the Courtroom: Gatorade Settles Water Complaint; SSB Warnings Overturned

In this roundup of legal news around the beverage industry, Gatorade settles a bizarre complaint in which it was accused of using a Usain Bolt-branded video game to portray water as a hinderance to athletic performance. Also, a San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on outdoor advertisements for sugar sweetened beverages is struck down, and Nestle Waters moves to dismiss a suit claiming Poland Spring bottled water products don't meed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) definition of spring water.

Review: Soupure

Soupure is a line of high pressure processed (HPP) drinkable soups that come in a variety of different flavors. The company, which is currently focused on direct to consumer sales through its own e-commerce platform, is building out its lineup with the hopes that a “soup cleanse” will become a viable concept.

Kerry Group Grabs Ganeden

At a presentation to investors yesterday, Kerry Group CEO Edmond Scalon announced that the Irish global nutrition and food conglomerate had acquired Ganeden, an ingredient company focused primarily on gut health and probiotics.

Distribution Roundup: Tio Gazpacho Hits California

Tio Gazpacho continues its expansion with California Whole Foods entry; Bizzy Coffee Shots expected to close year with 500 stores; Teatulia enters Midwest region via grocery channel; ARYA lands nationwide CVS partnership.

GT’s Launches Alive Probiotic Ciders Line

Alive will be available in three varieties, each featuring a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms and apple cider vinegar paired with a different tea: Mate Mint, Guayusa Turmeric and Pu-erh Root. Each will be packaged in a 16 oz. glass bottles and contain 30 calories and 7g of sugar.

Review: Wisco Pop! Sparkle

Launched in 2016, Sparkle isn’t the newest entry into the flavored sparkling water space (nor is Wisco Pop, the company behind it, which launched in 2012), but it’s one of the few brands out there that is going after the premium end of the segment.

Chicago Commissioners Vote to Repeal Soda Tax

Barely two months after going into effect, the finance committee of the Cook County, Ill. Board of Commissioners today voted 15-1 to repeal its controversial tax one-penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, known as the Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance. The repeal will now go to a full board vote on Wednesday, where it is expected to receive final approval.

Kill Cliff Launches Endurance Line

Fitness recovery drink Kill Cliff today announced the launch of Kill Cliff Endure, a two-SKU subline aimed at supporting hydration and performance during exercise. The line will be available exclusively at the brand’s fitness account partners for its initial rollout.

Supply Side West 2017: Pea Protein Pushes Ahead

At Supply Side West 2017, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from Sept. 26 - 28, BevNET spoke to several companies working in the space about the state of the market for pea protein, what’s driving new innovation on a supplier level, and both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

“Chewie, Punch It!” Star Wars Space Punch Launches in U.S.

The branded line of sparkling, erythritol-sweetened “vitamin drinks” in 12 oz. cans will launch with in-store displays and social media backing from Star Wars trademark holder The Walt Disney Company, following a successful debut in Europe last year.

Taste Radio Ep. 78: Four Loko/Koia Co-Founder On Why Branding Is The Key to Winning

Episode 78 features an interview with Chris Hunter, who is the co-founder of plant-based protein drink brand Koia and a co-founder of Four Loko. We also discuss the FDA’s new guidance on peanut allergies and how food brands are reacting, and feature an interview with the folks behind Shackleton Whisky. In the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with 1 Shot Protein CMO Safir Jamal.