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Delivery Drones to Help Coke’s ‘With Coffee’ Lift Off

To celebrate the national debut of Coca-Cola with Coffee and the new Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero Sugar, starting today, select residents of Coffee County, Georgia, will be invited to opt-in to have orders of both products delivered via drone through a partnership with Walmart and delivery service DroneUp.

Flow Water to Take Company Public

Flow Alkaline Spring Water will go public this spring on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) as the Toronto-based beverage company plans a reverse merger with an initial public offering (IPO) that aims to raise $50 million. The announcement comes as the six-year-old brand seeks to double its U.S. footprint over the next 18 months.

Video: THC-Infused Beverages Struggle to Find Footing in 2020

Cannabis beverages are no doubt among the most buzzed about emerging categories of recent years. But although THC-infused drinks had a market value of $313 million in 2020, they accounted for only a drop in the bucket of the overall $19 billion cannabis market. Beverages still have a long way to go and face numerous logistical challenges to overcome as brands seek to breakout within a highly regulated environment.

‘Democratizing Investment’: Brands Turn to Equity Crowdfunding Platforms

Throughout the past decade, crowdfunding has proven to be a vital source of startup capital for young entrepreneurs looking to get off the ground. But in a crowded marketplace where companies are constantly competing for venture financing and require millions of dollars to grow their companies, platforms like Kickstarter can’t cut it for established brands.

Gallery: New Year, New Spirits

In this gallery, we highlight some of the notable new releases from the past month, including the debut of Cutwater Spirits' latest RTD cocktail, the launch of ultra premium tequila brand Dos Primos, a music-inspired package from Remy Martin and a new look for SelvaRey Rum designed by accliaimed singer Bruno Mars.

Category Close-Up: Kombucha and Probiotics – Product Showcase

In this episode of Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis, we explore kombucha and probiotic beverages with experts from SPINS, Gelson's Markets, Whipstitch Capital and Aqua ViTea. For the greater part of the last decade, kombucha has been one of the great success stories in better-for-you beverages, giving health conscious consumers a powerful alternative to sodas and high-sugar drinks.

USDA Issues Final Rule for Hemp Production

Americans are closer to seeing what a federally regulated hemp industry looks like today, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its finalized regulations.

Category Close-Up: Kombucha and Probiotics – Expert Analysis

In this episode of Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis, we explore kombucha and probiotic beverages with experts from SPINS, Gelson's Markets, Whipstitch Capital and Aqua ViTea. For the greater part of the last decade, kombucha has been one of the great success stories in better-for-you beverages, giving health conscious consumers a powerful alternative to sodas and high-sugar drinks.

Remedy Organics Launches Immunity Shots Line

Citing the growing demand for immunity-boosting beverages, Remedy Organics has launched a new line of wellness shots, available online ahead of a planned retail rollout later this year. Developed by co-founder Cindy Kasindorf, the plant-based Immunity+ line is available in four flavors.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 109: How Cleveland Kitchen Is Using Data And Innovation To Become A Household Name

Drew and Mac Anderson, co-founders of the fast-growing fermented food platform Cleveland Kitchen, spoke about how the brand drew its inspiration from their mother and from the city of Cleveland, their experience leaning into new use occasions for sauerkraut and why it was key to growth, the impact of data on its merchandising and sales and how the brothers balance family and business.

Rise Aims to Fuel Market Momentum With New Flavor, Funding

As one of the RTD cold brew and oat milk pioneers, the success of RISE Brewing Co., which launched its three-SKU line of oat milk lattes in 7 oz. cans in 2018, has helped pave the way for others to enter the category. The brand is seeking to leverage its first-mover advantage in oat milk to broaden its presence, starting with this month’s launch of a new Vanilla flavor.

Monster Unveils 2021 Product Slate But No Seltzer, Schlosberg Named Co-CEO

Defying the predictions of many industry analysts, Monster Beverage Corporation offered no official confirmation of nor announcement for its rumored alcoholic hard seltzer product during its 2021 Virtual Investors Meeting on Thursday. However, the company did announce Thursday that longtime president, CFO and COO Hilton Schlosberg has been named co-CEO of the company.