Retailer Roundup: Bubble Preps New Platform Launch; Court Orders Walmart to Pay $115M

Health food ecommerce retailer BUBBLE Goods announced this week that it has named Savraj Singh, former CTO of Daily Harvest, as chief technology officer, responsible for leading the company’s engineering team and digital platforms; Walmart was ordered to pay $115 million to Texas-based food tech startup Zest Labs after a jury in Arkansas ruled that the retailer was guilty of stealing its shelf-freshness technology.

Hornitos Tequila And The Black List Team Up To Help Emerging Filmmakers

Hornitos® Tequila, a leading premium tequila brand founded on the belief that nothing great ever happens without taking a chance, and producer and screenwriter hub the Black List today announced the 2021Black List X Hornitos "Take Your Shot" Short Film Program, a unique granting program aimed at supporting and amplifying underrepresented, creative voices in the film industry.

Category Close-Up: Expert Analysis – Bottled Water

In this episode of Category Close-Up, the panel examined the present and future of the $19 billion-plus bottled water segment, from the business and investment climate to consumer perception around the category to advances in technology that could unlock future purchasing occasions.

DRY Aims to Build ‘Zero-Proof’ Story with Bitters & Soda Launch

For the last 16 years and counting, the Washington-based company has been offering a wide range of fruit and botanical flavored, premium, carbonated soft drinks. But relative to its bigger goals, the brand’s latest innovation — a three-SKU line of bitters & soda in 8.45 oz. glass bottles — represents more than just another choice for consumers on the shelf.

Nautilus Launches “Dr. Prune” Caffeinated Prune Juice

Richard H. Davis, President and CEO of Beverage Marketing USA and Nautilus Mineral Waters of America, states that his company intends to produce and market “Dr. Prune” a caffeinated prune…

Walker Brothers Announces Wholesale Distribution in North Carolina

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beginning Monday, April 12, Walker Brothers craft kombucha will be available in North Carolina through the brand’s recent partnership with Charlotte-based craft beverage distributor, Artisan Beverage Group.…

Taste Radio: There Are Millions To Be Made In Niche. Oded Brenner Explains How.

Today’s episode features an interview with Oded Brenner, the founder of both Max Brenner, an international chain of upscale chocolate-centric cafes, and Blue Stripes, a unique brand of food and beverages made from upcycled cacao fruit. Brenner spoke about his unconventional approach to entrepreneurship, why he believes that “there will always be a place for the niche,” why he embraces ideas that would commonly be perceived as mistakes and his definition for the ultimate form of success.

BevNET & NOSH June Events: Virtually Live, Pitch Competitions, Boot Camp

Get ready for June. BevNET and NOSH are cooking up a virtual feast of brand-building content and suspense, including BevNET & NOSH Virtually Live, our signature New Beverage Showdown and NOSH Pitch Slam, and a Boot Camp for new brands that encompasses both Food and Beverage startups.

Distribution Roundup: UFO Partners with Imperfect Foods; Proposition Cocktail Enters Urban Outfitters

California-based hemp milk maker UFO announced this month that it has opened a new 7,000 sq ft. co-packing facility, owned by a local SoCal brewery, ahead of a distribution expansion this year; Hemp extract-infused mocktail maker Proposition Cocktail Co. announced that it has partnered with Urban Outfitters for online sales, increasing the California-based brand’s nationwide presence.