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PepsiCo Pulls Stubborn Soda and Caleb’s Kola Because of Sugar Mixup

Last week PepsiCo removed bottled Stubborn Soda and Caleb’s Kola products from the market after discovering recent batches were inadvertently made with beet sugar. The craft sodas are normally formulated with Fair Trade Certified cane sugar and the gaffe was the result of a supplier error, according to the company.

Icelandic Glacial Launches “Pure Authenticity” Ad Campaign

Icelandic Glacial, the premium, naturally alkaline spring water from Iceland, has just launched an ad campaign developed to inspire individuals to find their personal authenticity in the face of adversity and discrimination, tying in purity of character with the purity of what you put in your body.

Stoli Launches Stoli Crushed, A Vodka Made with Real Fruit Juice

Stoli Crushed is distilled and blended at the brand's Riga, Latvia distillery along with Stoli's entire range of vodkas. Made from naturally gluten-free ingredients – including corn and buckwheat – and blended with real fruit juice, Stoli Crushed expands on Stoli Gluten Free, which was introduced in April 2016.

Rémy Cointreau USA Names Lou Conrad as the New Senior Vice President of Sales

Rémy Cointreau, one of the leading luxury spirits purveyors, names Lou Conrad as the new Senior Vice President of Sales for Rémy Cointreau USA effective immediately. Conrad will be replacing Bill Corbett who has stepped back from his SVP responsibilities as he moves toward retirement in September 2018.

Arteasan Expands Distribution with UNFI

Arteasans Beverages, makers of a 5-calorie ready-to-drink iced tea infusions, today announced new distribution through UNFI Next, United Natural Foods’ pioneer program designed to identify and grow emerging brands.

Juicero Under Pressure After Internet Wringing

The home juicer/foodtech startup, which famously raised $120 million in venture capital funding, seemed to be soaring for the stars. But as they say on the internet, life comes at you fast -- and the internet came at Juicero at the speed of life this week.

Jones Soda Green Apple Now Available on Fountain at 7-Eleven

Jones Soda Co., a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced that Green Apple Cane Sugar Soda will be available as part of the BIG GULP program at approximately 400 Pacific Northwest 7-Eleven locations.

MOJO Cold Brewed Coffee Announces Price Drop and New Partnerships

The New England-based coffee company completed construction of a brewing and bottling facility in Beverly, Massachusetts at the end of last year. It is passing on production efficiencies in the form of lower prices to its business partners.

FuelGood Protein Announces New Packaging

FuelGood Protein LLC, a HPP ready-to-drink protein, has rolled out a new packaging design to highlight the natural, premium ingredients packed in each of its four flavors: Toasted Cinnamon Vanilla, Thin Mint Cacao, Espresso Caramel and Matcha Cardamom.

Bloomery Introduces America’s First All-Natural Green Liqueur

Bloomery Plantation Distillery, known for SweetShine, its line of moonshine-based cocktail liqueurs, is releasing the first flavor in its new line of premium liqueurs that are designed specifically for mixologists who are looking for the ultimate enhancer for their drinks.