The new drinks are available in Whole Foods’ Northeast region and retailers in the New York Tri-State area for a suggested retail price of $2.99.`
Convenience store sales of non-alcoholic beverages were up 4.2 percent over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ latest “Beverage Buzz” report.
In September, AQUA will be launched locally in and around Sonoma and be featured at retailers such as Broadway Market, Burgers & Vine, Pure Barre and Community Café among others.
Included in those changes is a shakeup near the top of the division, including the removal of Scott LaPorta, the president and GM of Bolthouse Farms, the largest company in the division.
Until now Coke’s participation in the ready-to-drink coffee has been with illy issimo, a joint venture launched with international coffee giant illycaffe S.p.A.
Antonio Sciuto, who joined Nestlé Waters North America in 2015 as EVP - eBusiness and CMO has been elevated to EVP of the company’s Brands division.
The Kroger deal follows the brand’s distribution deal with TJX earlier this year, which saw the brand enter select T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls stores across the country.
Whereas Nawgan was a supplement packaged as a ready-to-drink beverage, INVIA will transition the formula into a powdered stick format, a move Dr. Paul said will extend its use occasions.
Rau co-founders Daren Myers and Brian Watrous stopped by BevNET’s West Coast office in San Diego this week to share the latest from the growing San Diego-based brand.
Beginning this week at Mamma Chia is Lance Dermeik, who has come aboard as the company's new vice president of operations. Dermeik joins Mamma Chia, a maker of chia-based beverages and snacks, after eight years at Hain Celestial as director of contract manufacturing where he oversaw operations on more than 40 contract manufacturers and 15 natural and organic brands.
At next month’s Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore, the New York-based brand will debut an organic line extension of “electrolyte infusions” targeting an older demographic and tilting toward more female consumers, the founder says.
Steaz CEO Linda Barron said the transaction “will provide the company with resources and strategic synergies to further accelerate the growth of the brand.”
Co-founder and CEO Karim Mashouf, who launched the brand in 2008, called the new distribution “a significant step forward for our brand to reach a larger number of customers.”
Announced Friday via press release, Tom Malengo, chief business officer at The Litchfield Fund, discussed the investment in a call with BevNET, saying he was impressed by Genius’ recent brand revamp and gains in distribution and founder Alex Bayer’s vision for the company.