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Caskai Continues Nationwide Expansion into the Coffee Channel

Caskai North America continues towards its goal to be available in coffee shops coast to coast and expands its distribution footprint by adding Barista Pro Shop (BPS) and Humankind as distributors of its award-winning beverage, Caskai Sparkling Cascara Infusion.

Expo East 2018 Video: Keto Is King

In this video, NOSH reporter Meagan McGinnes and BevNET reporter Brad Avery examine developments within the sports nutrition space and recap the most notable keto products from this year’s show, including brands like Kitu Life, Rebel, Cave Shake, and Love Good Fats.

Expo East Recap Pt. 1: Creamers Rising, Chameleon Growing

In the first of a multi-part recap of news and highlights from the show, we examine new developments in RTD tea, take a look at Chameleon Cold Brew's new innovations, chart the growth of the shot category and highlight a new wave of plant-based coffee creamer products.

People Moves: Protein2O Hires New CFO; Shifts at Bai

Bai Executives Repositioned Under KDP; Protein2O Hires Brian Douglas as CFO; Andrew Steele Joins BodyArmor; Soylent Names New CFO, VP of Digital Acquisition, VP of Brand Marketing; New Age Beverages Hires John Price as CFAO

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.

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.

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

Gallery: August’s New Product Launches

The summer may be coming to an end, but entrepreneurs were plenty busy working on new innovations, including fall seasonal releases, brand collaborations, and creative flavor profiles. We spotlight a number of notable new launches from August.

Picnik Raises $7.5 Million from KarpReilly

Texas-based butter coffee maker Picnik has raised $7.5 million from private equity firm KarpReilly in a move that will grow both the brand’s CPG and cafe businesses, the company announced this week. KarpReilly will hold a seat on the company’s board of directors.

Coke Acquires Moxie from New England Bottler

The Coca-Cola Company has purchased cult favorite soda brand Moxie from independent bottler Coca-Cola of Northern New England (CCNNE) for an undisclosed sum, the company announced today. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

Stay Fresh Foods Doubles Co-Packing Capacity

Connecticut-based high pressure processing (HPP) provider Stay Fresh Foods has doubled its annual co-packing capacity to more than 50 million bottles with the expansion of its facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

WTRMLN WTR Launches Sports Line

WTRMLN WTR is cutting into the sports drink space with the launch of its WTRMLNSLCE, an enhanced watermelon water that includes electrolytes and only 2g of natural sugar without artificial sweeteners.

Ethan’s Launches MCT Shot Line

The company announced the new four-SKU MCT Shot line last month, including Coffee, Matcha, Orange Cacao, and Turmeric Ginger varieties. Each product uses a base of 8g of MCT oil with added organic ingredients.