Rowdy Mermaid sees rapid growth in lead up to $2 million Series A round; The New York Times probes cold brew; Massachusetts coffee shop sells Donald Trump-themed "Covfefe Coffee"; NIH delivers more bad news about diet soda in latest study.
Included in our first episode as Taste Radio is a conversation with Jordan Gaspar and Lauren Jupiter, the founders of venture capital fund AccelFoods, which invests in early-stage and innovative food and beverage companies. Gaspar and Jupiter discussed the evolution of AccelFoods’ investment and business strategy and shared their take on nascent trends in food and beverage.
The two companies have been working on each other’s projects and products for several years. Much of MetaBrand’s sales and sales execution work will be handled by Cascadia Managing Brand, while MetaBrand will handle much of Cascadia’s research and development and production management.
Drinks Technology, a new information technology (IT) services company focusing exclusively on the beverage alcohol industry, has launched to meet the technology needs of suppliers, distributors and the other companies operating in the three tiers of the alcohol beverage industry.
The Gin Foundry Europa London Dry Gin is a new, artisan gin that travels the World to come to you. Founded by Chris McClain, who spent over a decade traveling the world seeking out the best gin and gin cocktails that he could find.
The experience was created in partnership with Kazendi, Europe’s leading HoloLens development studio, to allow consumers an entertaining yet educational opportunity to learn how the luxury consumer brand, Rémy Martin, is “Rooted in Exception,” most notably through specializing in making Cognac Fine Champagne.
Pernod Ricard, through Pernod Ricard USA’s New Brand Ventures division, today announced that it has signed an agreement to take a majority stake in Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, the leading producer of artisanal, hand-crafted mezcals and number one mezcal brand in the U.S. The transaction is subject to usual condition precedents and is expected to close within 90 days.
Beverage technology company LifeFuels raised $5 Million in seed funding in a round led by healthcare entrepreneur and angel investor Trenor Williams. The funding round primarily consists of strategic angel investors with experience in consumer products, beverage, and healthcare.
San Francisco-based agency Guru, a purpose-driven creative agency, has been chosen as Agency of Record (AOR) for family-owned and operated dairy Clover Sonoma and organic beverage and family-owned and operated snack company Mamma Chia. Guru will serve as AOR for both companies, with responsibility for delivering creative work in the U.S., spanning brand activation, digital, broadcast and print.
PureCircle, the world’s leading producer and innovator of great-tasting stevia ingredients for the global beverage and food industry, today announces the successful production of the first stevia leaf extract from the new, breakthrough, proprietary stevia leaf - StarLeaf stevia.
After Massachusetts-based Spindrift Beverage Co., Humm is now the second beverage brand to receive investment from VMG Partners, a private equity firm with a portfolio that includes Kind Healthy Snacks and Health Warrior.
Two days after Seattle became the latest addition to a growing group of cities that have implemented a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, “Soda Politics” author and advocate Marion Nestle appeared at Harvard University for a scheduled talk about the business of soda.
Sipp Sparkling Organics has just announced that their product is now available in Costco and Safeway stores. This retail expansion is just an example of the many strategic growth initiatives that Sipp has planned for 2017.
CVS takes Dry Soda and Drink Maple nationwide following better-for-you pilot program in select stores last year, Verday Chlorophyl Water expands into Whole Foods South Pacific region, AQUAhydrate expands presence in Arizona.