Review: BRWD Refreshing Energy Drink

BRWD is an upstart line of energy drinks that is made exclusively with naturally sourced ingredients, including barley malt extract. The product line is launching with two SKUs: Cherry + Rhubarb and Citrus + Ginger.

Review: Ethan’s MCT Shots

Announced in August, Ethan’s MCT Shots is the follow up to the brand’s line of apple cider vinegar (ACV) shots that they launched last year.

Elevator Talk: Som Sleep Aims to Ease Insomnia the Natural Way

Som Sleep is a ready-to-drink dietary supplement designed as a natural alternative to prescriptive sleep-aids. Serial entrepreneur and Co-founder/CEO, John Shegerian, shares that within four months the company was able to expand beyond e-commerce and enter brick-and-mortar retail.

Temple Turmeric Rebrands In Move to Broaden Appeal

At Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore this week, the Austin, Tex.-based elixir maker will be reintroduced as Temple, as the company seeks to evolve from a turmeric-centric brand into a broader functional beverage company.

C-Store Survey: Labor Day Heat Boosts Bev Sales

Overall non-alcoholic beverage sales during the Labor Day holiday jumped 5.4 percent from last year, up sequentially 4.2 percent from the second quarter of this year.

We’re Evolving: Project NOSH Is Now NOSH

Mission -- or project -- accomplished. At NOSH.com you can now find all the same news, analysis, video, community, suppliers, and partnership that was located at ProjectNOSH.com just with a slightly new name.

Sunniva Rebrands As Kitu Life, Adds Creamer

Seeking to broaden its appeal, Sunniva Super Coffee has rebranded as Kitu Life, bringing with it new packaging and a new formulation for its line of organic RTD “super coffees” made with protein and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. The company will premiere its new identity at Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore next week.

Monster Energy Sues VPX Over Bang Energy Claims

Monster filed a complaint against Vital, which markets Bang under its VPX Sports label, in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday.The complaint takes aim at specific claims by made by VPX that Bang can treat chronic diseases and even “reverse mental retardation.”

Distribution Roundup: JUST Water Launches in U.K.

JUST Expands into U.K., Partners with American Airlines; Pervida Partners with KeHE; Lori’s Lemonade Expands into Cost Plus World Market; The a2 Milk Company Enters Costco

Review: Picnik Adds New Coffee Skus + Matcha

Earlier this summer, Austin Tex.-based Picnik announced three flavor extensions to their line of MCT oil enhanced beverages: Extra Bold Coffee, Vanilla Latte, and Gold Milk Matcha.

Elevator Talk: LemonKind Creates a Splash with Premium Botanicals and Design

Irene Roja Stanbury, the CEO of LemonKind, brings her shelf-stable, botanically infused juices and teas offline and onto shelves through functionality and design. The line of natural beverages provides a premium experience, from the inside out. With 100% natural, high-quality ingredients, and a unique pouch package, this product is targeted to reach the millennial, health-conscious woman.

Taste Radio Ep. 127: Andrew Zimmern Is Calling B.S. On The Health & Wellness Food Space

This week we’re joined by the globetrotting, bizarre food eating television show host Andrew Zimmern, who pulls no punches when it comes to his thoughts on the business of health and wellness foods. We also meet with James McLaughlin, the CEO of influential and trendsetting coffee company Intelligentsia and discuss its unique approach to the cafe business.