Cide Road Expands Presence in More Than 200 Safeway Stores Across Northern California and Hawaii

Cide Road, LLC, the leading producer of Switchel beverages continues to expand its national presence in more than 200 Safeway stores throughout Northern California and Hawaii. Cide Road’s uniquely refreshing functional beverage will join emerging brands, including other drinking vinegars, in the “New Age” refrigerated beverage sets recently made available in all Safeway store locations.

Lotus Botanical Elixirs Releases Sugar-Free Option

Lotus Botanical Elixirs has announced that it will expand its line of lotus-flower-infused drinks with a new sugar-free flavor. Gold Lotus, which debuted at Expo West 2017, features a proprietary natural sweetening system with Lotus Elixirs’ same unique formulation of botanical extracts, highlighted by the pure natural flavor of citrus and peach.

James E. Pepper Distillery Welcomes Aaron Schorsch as Master Distiller

The James Pepper Distilling Co., producer of the award winning James E. Pepper ‘1776’ whiskey brand, is pleased to announce that Aaron Schorsch has joined the team in the role of Master Distiller at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY.

Ganeden Unveils Probiotic-Based Ingredient for Shelf-Stable Products

Ganeden thinks it’s found a solution for brands looking to add probiotics to shelf-stable products. At Natural Products Expo West 2017, the company announced the soft launch of Staimune, a new ingredient that finally gets around the refrigeration issue that Ganeden president Michael Bush called “the Achilles’ heel of probiotics.”

Tampico Forges Premier Partnership With Dreamworks

Inspired by the animated comedy DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby, Tampico Beverages, one of the world’s leading beverage brands, is introducing its “Raise a Boss” promotion. Participants in the promotion will receive a free digital activity book and a chance to win prizes including $10 movie gift cards and a grand prize educational scholarship of $5,000. The “Raise a Boss” promotion runs from March 1 through April 30.

JBT Corp. Acquires HPP Manufacturer Avure

Steve Smith, the president of JBT FoodTech, said that the company had been looking at various sterilization techniques that do not use heat for over two years before making the decision to purchase Avure.

FitWhey Expands Distribution into California

BFit Brands continued its aggressive distribution strategy for FitWhey, the fitness beverage that combines protein and functional energy, by signing a deal with Creative Drinks for distribution at all 73 In-Shape Health Clubs in California. In-Shape Health Clubs, one of the top 10 health club companies in the United States, is California’s premier destination for fitness, recreation and fun.

ADM Introduces Two New Sweetener Brands

Archer DanielsMidland Company (NYSE: ADM) is bringing two new sweetener brands, SweetRight stevia and VerySweet monk fruit, to market. These two new additions to the ADMportfolio, sourced through ADM’s partnership with GLG Life Tech Corporation, offer food and beverage product developers all the benefits of stevia and monkfruit, as well as access to ADM’s extensive ingredient portfolio, formulations expertise and blending capabilities.

Bulleit Distilling Co. Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Event At New Distillery In Shelbyville, Ky.

Under the supervision of Vice President of Distilling, Pauline Rooney, the distillery employs approximately 30 people for the whiskey distillation and maturation processes. While the distillery is opening at the previously announced capacity of 1.8 million proof gallons annually it was built as a modular distillery and expansion opportunities are being explored

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Updates Plastic Recycling Efforts

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water announced today that it has dramatically increased the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottle production. Thanks to the high recycling rate of California residents, and with help from its strategic partner CarbonLITE, Arrowhead now ensures that 9 out of 10 of its Arrowhead bottles made in California incorporate 50% post-consumer recycled plastic content.

Expo West Video: La Colombe CEO on Retail Growth, Innovation

Todd Carmichael, the co-founder and CEO of La Colombe, says he has a “firm belief that nothing is ever truly finished.” He is, however, content with the recent completion of the company’s 60,000 sq. ft. production facility, one that will support a dramatic increase in the distribution and retail placement of its RTD Draft Latte products.

Hotbox Roasters Introduces Canned Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Hotbox Roasters' Nitro Cold Brew is available for sale at all Oskar Blues Brewery and Fooderies locations as well as Hotbox Roasters CBD Cafe located in Denver's RiNo Art District. It can also be found on shelves at major grocers in Alabama, California, Colorado, North Carolina and coming soon to Florida, Kansas and Missouri.