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Caddo Mountain Spring Water Receives USDA Grant

The Grant is derived from the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program. The USDA provides REAP Grants to deserving rural small businesses which support long-term community & economic growth strategies. The Grants reflect multi-stakeholder collaboration & capitalize upon the unique strengths of the rural area.

Taste Radio Ep. 71: Why Intelligentsia’s Doug Zell Will Never Be Satisfied; Runa’s Gage Is “Fully Alive”

Ep. 71 of the podcast includes an interview with Doug Zell, co-founder, Intelligentsia Coffee. Zell discussed how Intelligentsia’s relentless pursuit for improvement permeates its retail and packaged coffee business and why “quality will always find an audience." We also spoke with Tyler Gage, who co-founded guayusa beverage brand Runa and is the author of a new book called “Fully Alive," which chronicles his immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality and its life-changing impact on him and his company.

Drinkmate Announces Spritzer Carbonated Beverage System

The Drinkmate Spritzer enables consumers to carbonate any beverage, anytime, anywhere from the kitchen to the campground and tailgate. Spritzer is completely portable, does not require electricity for use, and is versatile enough to handle any beverage the consumer would like to sparkle including juices, teas, cocktails, wine and beer.

Bootleg Bucha Busting Out of Buffalo

Buffalo, New York is well known for its sports teams, lakes, and chicken wings. Now a new kombucha company is looking to add fermented tea to that storied list and spread the “Buffalove” across New York state and along the East Coast.

Detoxwater Expands Product Line and Increases Distribution

In addition to Kroger and its banners, other noteworthy retail accounts include Food Bazaar (Northeast), Harmons Grocery (Utah), Earthbound Trading Company (Southeast), Rosauers Supermarkets (Pacific Northwest), and Sendik’s Food Market (Midwest).

Cheerwine Partners for On-Premise Sales at Biscuitville

Starting this summer, Biscuitville will serve Cheerwine at most of its restaurants throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Biscuitville is known for its authentic, Southern-style breakfasts and fresh, scratch-made biscuits. Cheerwine is the legendary soft drink beloved by generations in the South.

Brooklyn Crafted Launch New Ginger Beers and Ginger Ale

Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beers and Ale is in response to consumer demand for even more zesty ginger taste, with all three SKUs designed to be enjoyed on their own or incorporated into cocktails.

Purity Organic Launches Sparkling Line

The San Francisco-based organic beverage company announced a new four-SKU line of fruit flavored sparkling waters as the latest addition to its product family, which also includes coconut water, juice and RTD iced tea.

Press Clips: Coke Offers $1M for Sweetener Innovations

Coca-Cola offers $1 million for new artificial sweetener innovations; Soda tax thwacks Chicago's suburbs; Will Smith plugs JUST Water on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"; NPR takes a look at the rise of seltzer; Bai seeks a more mature brand image.

Talking Rain Beverage Company Announces Strategic Alliance with Tata Global Beverages

The agreement will enhance the brand reach of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water under the Talking Rain Beverage Company umbrella, leveraging the Sparkling Ice distribution network to launch the mineral water in the U.S. This agreement will also signal the start of an alliance which will open doors for possible further expansion for Sparkling Ice into international markets.

Grady’s Expands With New RTD Line

This fall, Grady’s is seeking to further expand its brand with the launch of its first RTD offering, Lil’ Easy, a pre-diluted, single-serve version of its New Orleans-style cold brew concentrate packaged for portability.