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Coco Taps Earns Zero Waste Certification

Shark Tank contestant and Las Vegas-based Coco Taps, a fresh-tapped coconut supplier, announced today that its tapping and branding facility is the first in Las Vegas to earn the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Zero Waste certification.

Alkaline88 CBD Infused Water To Hit Market At End Of Year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSXV and OTCQB: WTER) (the “Company”), with products bottled under the trademark Alkaline88®, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary,…

BeatBox Beverages Announces ‘World’s Tastiest Party Tour with GTA’

BeatBox Beverages, makers of the ‘World’s Tastiest Portable Party Punch,’ announces their first-ever national party tour with popular DJ group, GTA. The company first made history on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2014 by securing a $1M investment with Mark Cuban for 1⁄3 of their boxed party punch company.

NACS 2018 Video: Fiji Takes New Paths Forward

In July, Fiji left the Keurig Dr Pepper allied brands portfolio to handle its own distribution. The transition marks the start of a new era for the premium water brand, and at NACS this month the company’s president Elizabeth Stephenson gave BevNET some insight into what the future might look like.

Stratus Group Beverage to Expand Perfect Hydration to Ralph’s, 7-Eleven

Following tremendous success in 7-Elevens across Southern California, Perfect Hydration, one of the cleanest forms of purified water, will continue quenching consumers’ thirst this fall with increased regional distributions. The alkalinized, mineralized, electrolyzed and ionized water is set to hit the shelves of over 120 Ralph’s and expand in 7-Eleven locations in Southern California this November.

Fairlife Unveils Line of Snack-Sized Ready-to-Drink Beverages

Fairlife, LLC, the dairy-based health food company, today announced the launch of fairlife® smart snacks, a new collection of snack-sized beverages designed as the perfect snack to help curb hunger between meals. The latest addition to the company’s portfolio of highly nutritious beverages, fairlife® smart snacks are made with fairlife ultra-filtered milk, which is dairy milk that has been cold-filtered to remove the lactose while delivering 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk.

Natalie’s Juice Company to Feature Latest Juices at PMA Fresh Summit

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company, recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the U.S., will showcase its new Cucumber Jalapeno and Organic Orange Juices, as well as popular, returning seasonal favorites, Pumpkin Apple Spice and Orange Cranberry, at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Expo being held October, 18 – 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Taste Radio Ep. 133: The BluePrint For a Legacy of Wellness, Success and Getting a Direct Line to Howard Schultz

BluePrint founders Zoë Sakoutis and Erica Huss discussed the brand’s origins, early wins and struggles, and how a voicemail left by former Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz factored into their decision to sell the company. They also spoke about their experience moving into the food space with Erzo, a brand of vitamin-infused biscuits, and explained how their new podcast has provided a way to address some unfinished business.

As Pilotworks Shuts Down, New Brands Face Uncertain Future

“Distributed kitchen” startup brand incubator Pilotworks abruptly ceased operations nationwide this weekend, leaving hundreds of food and beverage businesses without production and storage facilities or distribution to retail outlets.

Distribution Roundup: OWYN Expands to Walgreens, Wegmans

OWYN Aims to Triple Store Count, Enters Walgreens and CVS; Dunn’s River Brands Partners with Big Geyser for Sweet Leaf Distribution; Wandering Bear Expands in Target with Grab-and-Go Placement; Alkaline88 Adds 7,500 Stores

Soylent Launches 4-Pack Tetra in Target and Walmart

Rosa Foods, the makers of Soylent, announced today that two of their Ready-to-Drink flavors will now be offered in an 11 oz Tetra Pak, available in a 4-count multipack. The new packaging will retail in both Walmart and Target, which will enable the brand to reach the masses in this rapid expansion in thousands of Walmart and Target locations.

NACS News Roundup: New Age Embraces CBD; Red Bull Revamp; Sparkling Waters Rising

In this roundup of news from the 2018 NACS trade show in Las Vegas, BevNET checks in with Red Bull and Hint about recent line extensions, examines developments in the sparkling water space, learns about new CBD drinks from New Age Beverages, and samples Brew Dr. Kombucha's new C-store exclusive innovations.

Welch’s New Ad Campaign Targets Gen X Men

Welch’s, the world’s leading seller of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, shines a light on a frequently ignored shopper in America and it’s not who you’d expect. Launching today, the marketing campaign “Tough as Grapes” will focus on a new audience of Gen X men with a tough and gritty look at how Welch’s Grape Juice is made with the world’s toughest antioxidants.