Euromonitor: CBD, Personalization Set to Drive Cannabis Market

In a webinar entitled “Cannabis Legalisation: How It Will Disrupt the Future” hosted by market research company Euromonitor International on Thursday, Shane MacGuill, head of tobacco research, and Spiros Malandrakis, head of alcoholic drinks research, looked at several ways in which cannabis will likely disrupt the tobacco and alcohol industries as well as how these industries can adapt.

Review: Olipop Sparkling Tonics

Designed with gut health in mind, Olipop is a line of premium carbonated soft drinks that feature prebiotics, botanicals and plant fiber in a low calorie and low sugar format.

Coke: Poor Outlook Hits Stock Price Despite Solid Q4

Despite a 5 percent increase in organic sales in the fourth quarter, The Coca-Cola Company’s poor 2019 outlook resulted in the company’s largest single day drop in stock price since 2008 following its Q4 and full year earnings report.

Elevator Talk: Marin Kombucha Focuses on the Craft of Brewing

Marin Kombucha offers a line of oak aged kombuchas that are craft brewed in small batches. CEO & Brewmaster Brian Igersheim is focused on delivering high quality kombucha that highlights the special qualities of the tea leaves.

Review: Liquid Death

With a tagline of “Murder Your Thirst,” Liquid Death is a brand that is trying to cut through the noise of the crowded bottled water category with a unique and subversive approach.

Press Clips: Emails Show Coke Courting Favor with CDC

Report finds emails between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Coca-Cola Company; Coke apologizes for Delta Airlines napkin ads; Maine coffee shop claims trademark infringement on "CBD Coffee"; Forbes profiles Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company

Coke Continues Innovation Streak with Orange Vanilla Launch

The Coca-Cola Company announced last week its first flavor extension for the flagship line in 12 years: Orange Vanilla, available in original Coke and Coke Zero Sugar varieties, launching nationwide this month. The flavor extension is one of several recent innovations for Coke’s core CSD products over the past two years.

Review: Sparkling CBD Beverages

Sparkling CBD Beverages, which are produced by Colorado’s Best Drinks, LLC, is a line of agave sweetened carbonated soft drinks infused with 20 mg of CBD from organically grown hemp.

SPINS 2019 Trend Predictions Webinar Recap

Internationally inspired nuts, better-for-you booze and a sesame surge are among the several emerging food and beverage trend predictions for 2019 that were highlighted in a webinar hosted by data technology company SPINS on Wednesday.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 20: The Secret to a Successful E-Commerce Strategy? Here’s a Hint: Start Small

Hint founder/CEO Kara Goldin discussed the role of Hint’s brick-and-mortar retail store in supporting the company’s omnichannel strategy. She also spoke about best practices for e-commerce and why data from online sales is critical to understanding Hint’s audience. Also: a conversation with James Le Compte, the CEO of To’ak, an ultra-premium chocolate brand based in Ecuador.

Ceres Natural Remedies Acquires Tretap

Cannabidiol (CBD) retailer Ceres Natural Products announced on Tuesday it has acquired maple water maker Tretap for an undisclosed sum.

CBD Update: NYC, Maine Health Depts. Crack Down

Confusion over the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD) as an ingredient in food and beverage products was highlighted again this week after state health departments in Maine and New York took actions to crack down on the popular ingredient.