As the fourth largest branded soft-drink company in the U.S., National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) proudly refreshes America. Innovation is the essential ingredient in the flavorful variety of beverages lovingly invented and created by National Beverage – including such iconic favorites as Shasta® and Faygo® soft drinks, Everfresh juices®, LaCroix® sparkling waters and Rip It® energy drinks. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, National Beverage produces its brands in 12 manufacturing facilities strategically located in major metropolitan markets throughout the United States.
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For decades Hudson News Distributors has been one of the leaders in the magazine and book direct store distribution network, servicing more than 15,000 retail stores in the Northeast U.S. But this year, the company has decided to “wet” its palate, adding a CPG beverage leg that counts LaCroix, Nestle Waters, and now Hint in its growing portfolio.
Episode 76 features a wide-ranging interview with Spindrift founder/CEO Bill Creelman, we explore the emergence of MCT oil, and chat it up with James Fayel, the founder and CEO of Zest Tea, in this week’s Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by Algarithm Ingredients.
According to several industry analysts who shared their insights with BevNET for this story, while the company should continue to enjoy LaCroix’s outsized success in the short-term, issues on the horizon could present National Beverage with serious challenges in the future.
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Natural Products Expo East, one of the leading venues to see and sample all-natural and organic products, will open this week at the Baltimore Convention Center. For attendees of the event, we've created a printable show planner that includes a comprehensive list of beverage exhibitors at the event, listed both alphabetically and by booth number. Download yours now!
Selected unanimously by Lamb’s store managers and support staff, LaCroix’s clean nutritionals and twelve naturally refreshing flavors confirm Lamb’s confidence in LaCroix’s relevance and success in the natural foods channel.
National Beverage has announced a new partnership with premium tea company ITO EN to distribute the company’s Lacroix Sparkling Water brand throughout New York City. ITO EN, which markets and range of loose leaf and ready to drink tea products including Teas’ Tea and Oi Ocha, has begun distributing Lacroix’ products from its company-owned DSD house, which services 3,000 accounts in New York’s five boroughs.