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Death Wish Coffee Issues Recall on RTD Line

Death Wish Coffee on Wednesday issued a recall of its first RTD nitro cold brew production batch this week after a peer review showed their canning process could potentially lead to the growth of clostridium botulinum, the bacteria responsible for botulism.

Bolthouse Farms Launches Plant Protein Milks

The four-SKU line, which was first showcased in March at Natural Products Expo West 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., will be arriving on shelves next week. The milk is packaged in 48 oz. multi-serve bottles and has a suggested retail price of $4.99.

Cold Brew Finds Footing In Citrus Flavors

Often described as less acidic and smoother to the palate than traditionally brewed coffee, cold brew has become a top area for experimentation; high-profile coffee producers like Stumptown and, most recently, Chameleon have introduced sparkling varieties with citrus and ginger flavors.

Expo East 2017 Video: Trends and Insights

As expected, Expo East 2017 was a key showcase for innovative and on-trend product launches in both nascent and established beverage categories. Sorting through the nearly 200 drink exhibitors at the event, BevNET's John Craven and Ray Latif offer their take on the most notable and impactful new products for the industry in the above video.

Expo East 2017: Drinking Vinegars Finding Position At Retail

As the nascent drinking vinegar category continues to emerge, brands working in the space showcased different strategies and approaches last week at Natural Products Expo East 2017 in Baltimore, Md., as they seek to establish a place on-shelf at retail where their products can thrive.

Expo East 2017: RTD Tea Innovates with Ingredients

At Natural Products Expo East 2017, held Sept. 14-16 in Baltimore, Md., several beverage entrepreneurs showcased what have until now been largely unseen types of tea, as well as innovative herbal infusions, in the U.S. market.

Expo East 2017 Recap

Natural product brands and manufacturers of all sizes and types came from across the country to Baltimore, Md., last week for Natural Products Expo East 2017. From subtle product updates to category-disrupting innovations, this year’s expo, held Sept. 13-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center, gave attendees a chance to see and experience the latest developments in beverage firsthand

Taste Radio Ep. 75: Grandy Oats’ Founders on Why Authenticity Matters; The Evolution of Plant-Based “Meat”

Taste Radio Ep. 75 features an interview with Aaron Anker and Nat Peirce, who are the co-founders of organic granola maker Grandy Oats. We also explore the growing market for plant-based meat in the latest edition of Why is This a Thing? And we chat with Cindy Kasindorf, the co-Founder of Remedy Organics in this week’s Elevator Talk. This episode is presented by Virun.

Nestlé Acquires Majority Stake in Blue Bottle Coffee

As reported in The Financial Times, Nestlé, the world’s largest coffee company, has paid up to $500 million, at a valuation of over $700 million, for a 68 percent stake in Blue Bottle. The company will continue to operate as an independent entity and current management and employees will retain a minority stake in the business.

Bhakti Secures $5.1M Investment

Bhakti, based in Boulder, Colo., markets a variety of ready-to-drink chai teas and tea concentrates that are sold nationwide at natural and conventional retailers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and Target.

Iconic Lands $8M Investment, Bill Moses Joins

Grass-fed protein drink brand Iconic Protein announced today the completion of a $8 million round of fundraising led by private equity firm KarpReilly and includes KeVita co-founder and former CEO Bill Moses, who was named the company's executive chairman.

Report: Digitally ‘Connected Consumers’ Hold Major Buying Power

According to a report compiled by food and beverage packaging leader Tetra Pak, more than half of all in-store purchases today are influenced by digital channels, many of which are being accessed via smartphones. Because of this, many food and beverage brands are looking to social media and key influencers to reach consumers where they are: online.