Top 10 Stories of 2015: Our View

Here’s what we thought were the most important stories and trends that we followed throughout 2015.

Top 10 Stories of 2015: Your View

Our most viewed stories centered around distribution moves, legal issues, and strategic investment.

Sugarlands Distilling Company Announces Rye Apple Moonshine

Rye Apple is an 80 proof, apple infused rye moonshine born from a collaboration between Sugarlands Distilling Company and legendary distillers Mark Ramsey and Digger Manes. The two moonshiners and long-time friends rose to national fame with appearances on the well-known Discovery Channel show, Moonshiners.

Koa Makes Strides in Education, Distribution of Olakino Beverages

Despite challenges building awareness and educating consumers about its uniquely formulated calorie- and sugar-free juices, Koa is making headway using a carefully planned marketing strategy to carve out shelf space in specialty and natural retailers in Southern California, Texas and parts of the Northeast.

The Coca-Cola System Announces $1 Million Contribution to Operation HOPE

The contribution, supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, will fund the expansion and delivery of Operation HOPE's nationally-acclaimed financial literacy, career training and entrepreneurship programs.

Kombucha’s Great Gas Cloud

A near-avalanche of filings about the relative alcohol and sugar content of a stunningly popular beverage.

Organic Valley Passes $1 Billion in Sales

Founded in 1988 by seven struggling farm families in Southwest Wisconsin, Organic Valley now has a membership of 1,800 farmers producing organic food in 35 states.