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Distribution Roundup: Diabolo Expands with Kroger

Diabolo Adds More Than 1,200 Stores with Kroger; Soylent Signs Strategic Partnership with Kroger; SOM Sleep Goes Nationwide in GNC, Makes Grocery Gains; Purpose Tea Enters Wegmans; FORTO Coffee Shots Go Nationwide in Walmart

SnackNation Acquires Love With Food

SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, today announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with one of the nation's largest direct-to-consumer snack subscription services.

All Market Inc. Acquires Runa

All Market, Inc. (AMI), the parent company of coconut water maker Vita Coco, today announced the acquisition of Runa, an organic energy drink brand made with the guayusa leaf. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

GoodBelly Lands $12M Round, Led By 301 Inc.

Today NextFoods Inc, the producer of GoodBelly Probiotics, announced the close of a $12 million round of funding led by 301 Inc, the venture arm of General Mills.

GT’s Living Foods Releases Unity Kombucha

GT’s Living Foods, maker of the original Kombucha and #1 selling brand in the U.S., today announced its new limited edition offering, Unity.

JUST Water Partners with Shaina Twain

JUST Goods, Inc., maker of JUST Water 100% spring water ethically sourced and packaged in a bottle made of 82% renewable resources, today announced JUST Water will be the exclusive water of Shania Twain’s 2018 North American NOW tour.

A. Hardy USA Releases Amaro Dente Di Leone and Verney Vermouth

Vermouth connoisseurs will be pleased to learn that Verney Vermouth is now available in the United States courtesy of A. Hardy USA, Ltd. Vermouth was discovered in Turin, Italy in the mid-1800’s as a natural evolution of liqueur wine.

Hope Springs Distillery Opens in Georgia

Located just east of Atlanta in the heart of Lilburn, Hope Springs Distillery launched its first products in 2017 and produces premium, small batch spirits made for the discerning drinker. The distillery currently produces Top Hat Vodka and Jetty Absinthe, with plans for several types of gin to be produced this summer.

Seedlip Announces New U.S. Offices

On a mission to solve the ever-growing dilemma of “What To Drink When You’re Not Drinking” today, Seedlip operates in over 15 cities around the world, employs a team of 60 and has seen year-over-year growth of more than 1,000 percent. Their first international office & new Culver City space houses sales, marketing and operations and marks the next major step forward for the brand as the unprecedented demand for sophisticated non-alcoholic options continues to grow. 

Sazerac Company Purchases Former General Mills Pillsbury Plant

Upon purchasing the 34.5-acre property in late 2016, the JV quickly auctioned off General Mills' excess equipment assets in order to clear the building and make the property more marketable to the next user. Additionally, the JV sold an adjoining 25-acre parcel adjacent to I-265 to a local developer that has begun construction on a self-storage facility.