New Food Dye Bill Could Have Suppliers Seeing Red

Earlier this month, State Senator Bob Wieckowski, a Democrat, introduced California SB 504, a bill that would require warning labels on all food containing synthetic dyes, including those sold in restaurants. If passed, the law would be the first of its kind in any state.

Press Clips: The Top Funded Beverage Startups by State

The most well-funded food and beverage start-ups by state include big names, Essentia signs Periscope as its first creative AOR, PepsiCo pulls 12-packs and 2 liter bottles from Philadelphia, and Forbes lists its top female leaders in food.

Video: 2017 Trade Show Coverage

Review: Salad Power

SaladPower is a product that was created after the company’s founders went around New York City looking for juice only to find two common themes: high sugar and high price.

Chris Lansing Departs PepsiCo Amid Management Shuffle

Lansing’s departure was followed by other changes in PepsiCo’s warehouse team -- covering items like Tropicana, Gatorade, and other key direct-shipped products -- which had taken over the sales responsibilities for the Naked team in 2015.

Coke Announces Executive Shakeup Alongside New CEO

With President and COO James Quincey set to take over as CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1, the beverage giant today announced that several other executive moves will also go into effect on the new chief executive’s first day.

Halen Brands Acquires OWYN, Launches S.A.F.E. Platform

To give consumers what they want, and perhaps what they need, CPG collective Halen Brands has acquired plant-protein centric brand Only What You Need (OWYN). The brand debuted at Natural Products Expo West as part of Halen’s newly launched, allergen-friendly brand platform, Safe Allergen Friendly Environment (S.A.F.E.).

Incoming CEO Johnson Lays Out 2017 Plans at Starbucks Meeting of Shareholders

Incoming Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was given the ceremonial key to the company Wednesday during the coffee giant’s 25th Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Seattle. Taking over for longtime CEO Howard Schultz, Johnson led this year’s meeting with a look at the company’s 2017 innovation pipeline.

Expo West 2017 Video: Zevia CEO Talks Platform Growth

In this video interview, Zevia CEO Paddy Spence discusses the rollout of its new products and how the company has marketed itself to a younger consumer demographic seeking better-for-you beverages.

Review: Villager Goods Coconut Water

Launched by the founders of Saint Archer Brewing, Villager Goods is a company that aims to launch a suite of lifestyle products under the brand. From our perspective as folks who have seen countless coconut waters come and go, it seems daunting to turn something like coconut water -- even an organic one -- into something that’s going to spark the movement that the company is after.

Expo West 2017: Alt-Dairy Brands Unleash Wave of New Creamers

Expo West 2017 saw several dairy alternative brands getting in on the ground floor of a new trend -- plant-based coffee creamers. Califia Farms, Ripple, MALK, and more all debuted new products and flavors for vegan and lactose-intolerant consumers.