As demand for cold-pressed juice continues to expand, Goodnature, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial cold-pressing equipment, sees opportunity to make production simple and feasibly available for a wide range of retailers, particularly neighborhood cafes and small, independent grocers, with the launch of a new machine designed to fit on most commercial kitchen countertops.
As volume sales of carbonated soft drinks remain in a freefall, major soda manufacturers continue to push the envelope with price increases, yet struggle to offset the sustained declines.
Nearly a year after PepsiCo unveiled a limited test of two of its soda brands for use in SodaStream’s at-home carbonation machines, the two companies have expanded the partnership, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Declining demand has pushed sales of orange juice to their lowest point in 13 years. There is, however, a glimmer of hope for the beverage. Born out of a renaissance for home juicing and booming interest in cold-pressed blends, super premium and organic juice products have drawn acclaim and surging sales.
The company recently partnered with UNFI, the nation’s largest distributor of natural foods and a preferred supplier for Whole Foods. UNFI now distributes a range of Columbia Gorge juices in Texas, Madison, Wis. and Chicago, and the brand is gradually making its way east, now using HPP as a way to extend shelf life of products carried by the wholesaler.
Mounting food waste is said to be at the heart of operational losses that reached $600,000 a month across all Organic Avenue locations by May, 2015.
Mader brings extensive food and beverage sales experience to Califia Farms and spent the last eight years as Senior Vice President Sales, National Sales Manager for Annie’s, Inc., a natural food company that went public in 2012 and was acquired by General Mills in 2015.
Within the natural channel, the development of the cold-brew coffee category has been rapid and highly visible, and a new report from market research company Mintel confirms that the beverage is a hot commodity.
In a company release, Califia stated that new capital “will be used primarily to invest in deepening production and distribution capabilities, research and development, new hires, and sales and marketing.”
Fair trade-focused coconut water brand Harmless Harvest today announced that it is adding a pair of experienced big-company executives to help run the business.
The flavor ingredients are all sourced fresh and blended into the beverages, an aspect aligned with the positioning of Pok Pok Som as a taste-first-and-foremost brand that pulls from a flavorful Asian pantry.
Senomyx, a flavor supplier that manufactures Sweetmyx, today announced that a concentrated version of the ingredient, one designed to enhance the flavor profile of foods and beverages made with reduced calories and sugar, will be used in Manzanita Sol nationally and in Mug Root Beer in two U.S. test markets.
Hint CEO Kara Goldin said the genesis of Hint Kick sprung from its robust business in Silicon Valley tech firms, whose employees -- seeking alternatives to coffee and energy drinks -- asked the company to created a caffeinated version of its still water.
Expanding upon a commitment to sell food items made without artificial ingredients, Panera Bread today announced plans to add offerings from Blueprint, Harmless Harvest and Joia to its bottled beverage lineup.