Reed’s Inc. Puts Los Angeles Facility Up for Sale

On Monday, Reed's Inc. announced it has retained Gordon Brothers, a Boston-based advisory, restructuring and investment firm, to manage the sale of its Los Angeles manufacturing facility, which was brought online in 2001.

Review: VitaMind Blends Coconut Oil and Water

Featuring both coconut oil and coconut water as its core ingredients, VitaMind is a line of shelf-stable beverages that positions itself as being “all natural brain energy.”

Riff Cold Brewed Brings Craft Sensibility to Coffee

The founding team includes Crux Fermentation Project's Paul Evers, his son Bobby, former Stumptown cold brew product developer Nate Armbrust, former LinkedIn director Steve Barham, marketing consultant Kevin Smyth.

Shirazi Distribution Looks Locally to Build Beverage Business

In emphasizing strong customer service and close relationships with local brands, Boston-based Shirazi Distributing has grown from a small one-truck operation to an established supplier to restaurants, coffee shops and independent stores.

Review: Zest Tea Delivers “High Octane Tea”

Zest Tea is a line of sparkling “high octane teas” that are positioned as having high caffeine content (150mg from green tea extract) and being relatively low in calories (25-35 per can).

People Moves: Joey Cannata Leaves Rockstar

In this People Moves roundup: Longtime Rockstar Energy executive vice president of sales and distribution Joey Cannata departs the brand and Cie Nicholson joins the advisory board at Lavit, plus new hires at Clearly Canadian and Zola.

Iconic Protein Launches Two New Flavors

Protein drink brand Iconic Protein on Monday announced the launch of two new flavors, a move designed to meet consumer demand for additional functional benefits, according to the company.

Zest Tea Launches RTD Line

The new 12 oz. cans of “High Octane” energy teas, launched in December for sale via the company’s website and Amazon, mark a large growth opportunity for Zest Tea, which is positioning the three-SKU line as an alternative to both coffee and traditional energy drinks.

Review: Red Barn Nitro Cold Brew

Like many coffee roasters getting into the cold-brew game, this is their first ready to drink offering and it’s one that will serve as a takeaway product from their retail locations.

New Episodes of Taste Radio Now Available Every Tuesday

Esteemed readers, we have exciting news... starting next week, new episodes of Taste Radio will now be available every Tuesday! We’ll kick off the New Year with the new schedule, which will commence with Episode 90 on Jan. 2. Until then, please enjoy our special Best of 2017 episode, comprised of the most indispensable advice on business strategy, team building, branding, marketing, data and innovation we’ve heard all year.

IPA Proposes Probiotic Guidelines for Food

The nonprofit trade organization has submitted a proposal to create an updated definition and a set of “harmonized” international guidelines for the use of probiotics in foods and dietary supplements.