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Mamma Chia Celebrates National Chia Day

In addition to creating the first-to-market chia beverage in 2009, Mamma Chia also established National Chia Day (March 23) last year. Mamma Chia is commemorating the day this year by donating to a special cause that supports sustainability.

Chris Lansing Departs PepsiCo Amid Management Shuffle

Lansing’s departure was followed by other changes in PepsiCo’s warehouse team -- covering items like Tropicana, Gatorade, and other key direct-shipped products -- which had taken over the sales responsibilities for the Naked team in 2015.

Coke Announces Executive Shakeup Alongside New CEO

With President and COO James Quincey set to take over as CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1, the beverage giant today announced that several other executive moves will also go into effect on the new chief executive’s first day.

Halen Brands Acquires OWYN, Launches S.A.F.E. Platform

To give consumers what they want, and perhaps what they need, CPG collective Halen Brands has acquired plant-protein centric brand Only What You Need (OWYN). The brand debuted at Natural Products Expo West as part of Halen’s newly launched, allergen-friendly brand platform, Safe Allergen Friendly Environment (S.A.F.E.).

Project Juice Announces ‘Ugly and Awesome’ Seasonal Blend

Project Juice, California’s esteemed organic cold-pressed juice and clean eating company, proudly aims to change public perception surrounding an emerging food category—ugly produce – through the launch of its new seasonal blend for spring – Ugly and Awesome.

Top Note Tonic Launches Ready-to-Drink Line

Led by the husband-and-wife team of Mary Pellettieri and Noah Swanson, Top Note Tonic, a three-year-old company based in Milwaukee, is introducing a line of RTD craft tonics that feature bold, notably complex flavors.

Incoming CEO Johnson Lays Out 2017 Plans at Starbucks Meeting of Shareholders

Incoming Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson was given the ceremonial key to the company Wednesday during the coffee giant’s 25th Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held today in Seattle. Taking over for longtime CEO Howard Schultz, Johnson led this year’s meeting with a look at the company’s 2017 innovation pipeline.