Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) announced yesterday that it had acquired the majority of collagen-focused function food and supplement brand Vital Proteins. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but Vital Proteins will remain a standalone entity and continue to operate out of its Chicago headquarters.
In our last gallery from Expo West 2019, we highlight some of the new and notable products in the categories of water, plant-based and functional beverages, which includes protein and energy drinks. These include a new line of collagen-infused waters, new flavors from OWYN and Lemon Perfect, as well as a revamped look for MatchaBar’s Hustle.
In the first of BevNET's multi-part recap of the major beverage category trends, new products and news from Natural Products Expo West 2019, we examine how dairy producers are rallying around grass-fed products, the rise of collagen-infused drinks, and how coffee brands are building around plant-based milks.
The new year has kicked off with several new launches and line extensions, as January’s new product gallery features Dirty Lemon’s first release in a year of new monthly SKUs, Coca-Cola’s foray into non-alcoholic adult beverages and several launches which suggest the CBD beverage trend will continue to surge forward in 2019.
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