Natural Food and Beverage Brands Rank on Inc. 5000

Earlier this week, Inc. released the 2019 edition of the Inc. 5000 list — a ranking of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Alongside marketing firms, healthcare management, financial services and other service providers, this year’s list featured dozens of natural food and beverage companies, showing the industry’s increasing impact on the American economy.

Taste Radio Insider Ep. 47: It’s Time To Prioritize Your Mental Health

Misfit Foods co-founder Ann Yang opened up about how the stress of entrepreneurship led to unhappiness and depression, and, ultimately, her decision to leave the company. She also explained how therapy has become a critical part of her life, her belief that we live in a culture that “mythologizes who the entrepreneur is,” and the resulting pressure to build “a personal brand.”

KOPU Water Appoints Richard Harrison Director of Sales

KOPU Water, the award-winning water sourced from New Zealand and packaged in first-to-market resealable aluminum bottles, has announced the appointment of Richard Harrison as Director of Sales.

Sunwink Launches in Whole Foods

Sunwink, a San Francisco-based female-founded herbal tonic beverage bringing herbs to the forefront of the wellness scene, is now carried at Whole Foods in the Rocky Mountain region, a total of 32 doors.

Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Launches Canned Cocktail Company Five Drinks Co.

“Less isn’t more. It’s right.” That’s the motto of Five Drinks Co., the new high-end, ready-to-drink canned cocktail venture co-founded by former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Felipe Szpigel. The tagline is apt given that Five Drinks’ offerings are made with five ingredients or less and packaged in 6.8 oz. cans.

Richard’s Rainwater Sets Sights on Advancement

Texas-based Richard's Rainwater is doubling down on its belief that its unique sustainability message can help forge new paths forward in retail. Since 2002, the brand has been bottling and distributing purified rainwater in both still and sparkling varieties, the first company in the U.S. to receive approval to do so.

Tequila Avión Announces Partnership With 21 Savage

Tequila Avión is proud to announce its new partnership with Grammy-nominated artist, 21 Savage, as part of its new "Depart. Elevate. Arrive." campaign. Inspired by the vibrancy of modern Mexico City, "Depart. Elevate. Arrive." introduces a bold, new look for Avión and celebrates the brand's heritage and passion for aviation, while targeting consumers who are adventurers in both mind and spirit.

E&J Brandy Named Official Spirits Partner of BIG3

E&J Brandy, the world's most popular American brandy, announced its official partnership with BIG3, the premier worldwide 3-on-3 basketball league founded by producer, actor and music legend, Ice Cube, and entertainment executive, Jeff Kwatinetz.

ZBiotics Launches Probiotic Shot to Aid Alcohol Byproduct Digestion

ZBiotics Company (ZBiotics), a genetic engineering company dedicated to creating consumer products that augment our health and improve our everyday lives, today announced the official launch of ZBiotics, a functional beverage that contains a genetically engineered probiotic bacteria designed to break down acetaldehyde, an unwanted byproduct of alcohol that is associated with rough feelings the day after drinking.

Reed’s: Supply Chain Issues Lead to Disappointing Q2

While customer demand for Reed’s products has grown, the company was hit by supply chain shortages during the second quarter of 2019 which resulted in an underwhelming growth report and delays on new product launches.