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Juicero Under Pressure After Internet Wringing

The home juicer/foodtech startup, which famously raised $120 million in venture capital funding, seemed to be soaring for the stars. But as they say on the internet, life comes at you fast -- and the internet came at Juicero at the speed of life this week.

BodyArmor to Debut First TV Commercial During NBA Playoffs

BodyArmor will debut its first TV spot Wednesday night with a 30-second commercial designed by retired L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. The commercial, which will air on TNT during the NBA playoffs, kicks off a multimillion dollar ad campaign that is set to be the sports drink brand’s largest to date.

BevNET Podcast Ep. 53: “Artificial Intelligence Will Automate The Simple”

Last week BevNET sat down with IRI CEO and president Andrew Appel who discussed the global market research firm efforts to detangle and optimize an ever-evolving and complex web of sales and consumer data, why he believes that “voice is the next platform” for data collection and how IRI is expanding its use of artificial intelligence to "automate away the simple."

REBBL Announces Two New Hires

Chuck Engle joins REBBL as the its senior vice president of sales, while Rusti Porter, a former vice president of marketing at Kraft Foods-owned jerky brand Krave, was appointed as senior vice president of marketing.

Elmhurst Goes Non-Dairy With New ‘Milked Nuts’ Line

Elmhurst Milked unveiled its premiere line of non-dairy products — dubbed “milked nuts” — at Natural Products Expo West in March in four varieties: almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and walnuts.

“Ugly” Produce Platform Full Harvest Closes $2M Raise

The San Francisco-based Full Harvest, founded by Christine Moseley, a former head of business development at Organic Avenue, has raised $2.35 million thus far, having brought in $350,000 from The Impact Engine, Astia and Wilson last May.

Moonshine Sweet Tea Expands into Target

The Austin, Texas company announced this week that its entire six-flavor line will be available in 1,472 Target stores nationwide. The rollout is in process and expected to be completed by the first week of May

Daily Greens Expands Retail Presence, Adds ‘Just Veggies’ Line

After launching its Green ADE line at select CostCo locations in Texas in January, the new line of flavored lemonades will soon be expanding throughout the country in retail and grocery, with plans to extend into more CostCo regions, Meijer stores in the midwest, and for a a full line launch in the New York City metro area.

Study Finds Recyclability Issues In Weight, Labels for PET Bottles

The results concluded that ultra-lightweight bottles can negatively impact the effectiveness of recycling systems, while showing that the a majority of the bottles tested showed significant issues in recyclability, based on Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) guidelines.