Review: Made Coffee

Made Coffee is a self-described “coffee cannery” that is focused on creating high quality cold brew and nitro coffee in cans. The company, which is based in St. Petersburg, FL and launched in 2015 (the cans launched this year), currently has three varieties: Traditional Cold Brew, Nitro Brew, and Cold Brew Ethiopia Guji.

Review: Tribucha

Based in North Carolina, Tribucha is a line of kombucha products that are being marketed as “100% craft brewed kombucha.” The company points to a 10-stage brewing and extraction process, which they say allows the products to deliver amazing taste while being free of flavors and fruit juices.

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.

Talking Rain, Ex-CEO Klock Face Harassment, Retaliation Complaint

A former employee of sparkling water company Talking Rain is suing the company and its former president and chief executive officer, Kevin Klock, alleging sexual harassment, disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and retaliation. The complaint was filed on Oct. 10 in the King County Superior Court, in Seattle, Washington.

Video: Rewatch BevNET Live Summer 2017 -- Join Us Next in Santa Monica

Rewatch every presentation and panel from Day 1 and Day 2 of BevNET Live Summer 2017, each of which focused on innovation and the cutting-edge of the beverage industry. Join us next at BevNET Live Winter 2017 on December 4th and 5th at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

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

Ganeden President Weighs In on Kerry Acquisition

Ganeden president Michael Bush explained to NOSH why he decided to trust his gut with his decision to sell the leading probiotic company to Irish global nutrition and food conglomerate, Kerry.

Juice Press Makes Travel Play at NYC Airports

Cold pressed juicery Juice Press is seeking to expand its grab-and-go business to travelers from around the world via a partnership with airport retailer OTG that will put some of the company’s ready-to-drink and energy bar products in three major New York City area airports.

Forto Partners With The Hershey Company For New SKU, JAB Invests

Forto today announced the launch of two new reduced caffeine SKUs to its line of organic cold brew coffee shots: Pure Black Espresso and Hershey’s Chocolate, a co-branded release developed in partnership with The Hershey Company. The new flavors, which contain 100mg of caffeine in each 2 oz. serving, will be showcased for the first time on the NACS show floor ahead of a planned roll out on November 1.

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.

Taste Radio Ep. 79: Nourish Snacks’ Joy Bauer Has a Healthy Take on Indulgence; Remus and The Rye Whiskey Experts

In episode 78, we feature an interview with Joy Bauer, who's best known as the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s “Today” show and is the founder of granola bites brand Nourish Snacks. We also speak with Gus Griffin, the CEO of MGP, a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits that's played a key role in the emergence and development of the craft spirits segment. And in the latest edition of Elevator Talk, we chat it up with Marcel Gozali, the founder of avocado and coconut smoothie brand Avonut.

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.