News of a couple notable investment rounds recently hit our desk, with organic soda brand Sipp and Coconut Cartel, which markets coconut water sold in unopened coconuts, each securing new equity financing.
From the the New York Post naming it “New York City’s hot new cult,” to its spotlight on NBC’s “The Today Show,” a recent wave of publicity has thrust matcha in front of the eyes of the general public.
Sound Sparkling Tea, which launched as Sodterra, is a line of carbonated tea drinks that come in three unsweetened and zero-calorie varieties. In our review of the brand's White Tea and Chamomile products, it's clear that Sound has created beverages that are very enjoyable and, aside from a couple adjustments to the labels, well-executed.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, one of a trio of high-profile investors in Aquahydrate, has once again worked the alkaline water brand into a national television ad, this time for Ciroc Vodka. The ad, which promotes designated driving, comes approximately 15 months after the debut of a widely aired TV spot for Fiat, which also included placement of Aquahydrate.
Teapigs, a U.K.-based producer of premium tea products, has launched a three-SKU line of ready-to-drink matcha products. In our review of the company's apple and grapefruit varieties, we found the flavor of each to be well-conceived, but feel that the packaging needs work.
Juisi's products are now available in specialty food chains Kings and Balducci’s, with distribution managed by Gourmet Guru.
Lumi Juice, a producer of cold-pressed, high pressure processed juice blends, has launched a trio of 2 oz. "shot" products. Formulated with a range of trendy and bleeding-edge ingredients (including turmeric and broccoli leaf), the juices are very well-executed and excellent addition to Lumi's portfolio.
Fortune magazine recently took a look at the ongoing troubles over at Keurig Green Mountain, where the company’s stock is currently trading at a 52-week low.
Jonathan Yohannan, the director of public relations for Panera Bread, stated that, for the time being, the company's "No No List" will not be extended to beverages sold at its stores.
Giannuzzi, who has worked with brands like Glaceau, Suja, and Mamma Chia during their fundraising processes, will discuss ways companies can consider their independence as they face a range of financial options.
A technical edge doesn't lead to a winning brand unless it's stated properly -- and it's copacetic.
A recent New York Times stated that SunOpta, a global supplier and processor of natural and organic ingredients and finished products, requested and won permission from the USDA to label corn and soy processed in a company-owned plant as non-GMO.
Packed with extremely informative presentations, the agenda is loaded with veteran and expert insights as well as valuable market data and insight into current trends.
The Non-GMO Project, the leading certifier of products free of genetically modified ingredients, is about to get some new competition from a big-time player in the food and beverage industry: the U.S. government.