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Gallery: November’s New Products

Heading into the end of the year, brands are wasting no time launching new innovations, line extensions, collaborations and refreshed packaging. Check out the gallery to see some of November’s notable launches, including the latest from Dirty Lemon, new kombucha flavors from Better Booch and KOE, and plenty of CBD-infused releases and brand launches.

Press Clips: Nestlé Loses Michigan Water Lawsuit

Nestlé Loses Michigan Water Lawsuit; Retailers May Shy Away from CBD Following FDA Ruling; Twitter Users Call For Whole Foods Market Boycott in Mitch McConnell Mixup; Man Claims He Got High From Spiked McDonald’s Tea

PepsiCo Launches Second Greenhouse Program in North America

PepsiCo has announced the launch of its second PepsiCo Greenhouse program in North America, an innovation initiative designed to support emerging entrepreneurs and brands in the food and beverage industry.

Counter Culture Partners with BKON for Launch of Kegged Cold Coffee

Counter Culture, pioneer of the third-wave specialty coffee movement, and BKON, beverage technology innovator and inventor of the RAIN™ (Reverse Atmospheric Infusion®) brewing process, has announced a joint partnership to launch kegged cold coffee.

New Spirits Gallery: Whiskey, Scotch & Brandy

In this gallery, we review a handful of notable new releases in whiskey, scotch and brandy, including a new limited run expression from Wolves, the latest from Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door label, plus the launch of The Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey.

Brew Dr. Shuts Down Townshend’s Distillery

The Oregon-based company announced in an Instagram post last week that it will close down its Townshend’s Distillery business on December 23. The distillery produced a variety of premium spirits made from the alcohol byproduct leftover from its kombucha brewing. However, the announcement noted that the closing of the distillery was not “goodbye,” but merely a “see you later” as the company explores options to reopen under a new model.

Gallery: November’s New Coffee and Energy Launches

Several of November’s new product launches are offering consumers a jolt of energy as we head into the end of the year. Check out the gallery below for the latest energy and coffee product launches this month, including new lines for Kitu Life Super Coffee, Pop & Bottle and Bolthouse Farms.

In Memoriam: Benjamin Zuckerman

Zuckerman, who was president of the fourth-generation bottling and canning firm Zuckerman-Honickman, left his son Michael in charge of the company and a strong legacy of innovation within the industry.

Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg Joins Hälsa

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and former long-time CEO and Chairman of Stonyfield Organic, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, has become an investor and board member of Hälsa Foods, the maker of the first and only 100% clean and organic oat milk yogurt.

Taste Radio Ep. 191: How This Mission-Driven Entrepreneur Won Millions For Her Brand

Alix Peabody is the 28-year-old founder of Bev, a wellness-focused canned wine brand that aims to change the narrative around how women are projected and perceived by the alcohol industry. In this episode, she spoke about aligning mission and brand, tapping tech investors for capital, and strategizing around digital content. This episode is presented by Blue Pacific Flavors.

Strength in Numbers: Spartan Race Expands CPG Partnerships

The recent development of niche fitness subcategories has opened new opportunities for Spartan Race to partner with innovative brands like rapid hydration mix Liquid I.V. and performance energy drink Adrenaline Shoc.