Even before its acquisition by Nestlé last year, the Austin-based coffee company has been active in exploring ways to translate its brand identity into new formats and styles, both in ready-to-drink and dry packaged coffee.
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Brynwood Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm with existing investments in a variety of food and beverage companies, yesterday announced that Cold Spring Brewing had purchased Carolina Beverage Group.
Almond milk has enjoyed broad appeal for its versatility; it brings value as an ingredient for cooking, as a tool for baristas creating espresso drinks, and as an alternative for dairy intolerant consumers and for those who simply enjoy the taste.
Mitchell J. Joseph, CEO of The Joseph Company International, hopes that he’s found the “Holy Grail” of the beverage industry: the self-chilling can.
Vita Coco Sparkling is a four-SKU line of sparkling beverages that are made with coconut water from concentrate. The product is packaged in a slim 12 oz. can and is available in four flavors: Lemon Ginger, Grapefruit, Pineapple Passionfruit, and Raspberry Lime.
From “kitchen to exit,” this week’s episode features interviews with two founders who have personified the entrepreneurial dream: Clayton Christopher, the co-founder of Sweet Leaf Tea, Deep Eddy Vodka and private equity firm CAVU, and John McDonald, the founder of iconic craft beer company Boulevard Brewing.
Similar to the existing Lemon, Ginger and Cherry SKUs, the new BLNDS varieties are a combination of cold-pressed watermelon juice and other flavors, in this case Blood Orange, Cayenne, Cucumber, and Mint.
In caffeine, an ingredient that consumers typically associate with sodas, a handful of sparkling water makers see a natural opportunity to extend their brands amidst a crowded field of competitors.
New York-based Sail Away Coffee Co.’s Nitro Cold Brew is launching with three SKUs: Unsweetened, Sweetened, and Sea Salt & Caramel.
In this People Moves roundup, ex-AQUAhydrate CEO Hal Kravitz starts anew as chairman of the board at Certified Management Group; also, Kona Red expands its management team, Bill Meissner is named CEO at Dunn's River Brands and Voss CEO Jack Belsito confirms he has left the company, as of last summer.
Ample Foods has closed a $2 million round of seed funding led by San Francisco-based venture capital group Slow Ventures.
Hood River Juice Company, owner of Ryan’s brand apple juices and ciders, says a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month was “completely unexpected” and that it has taken action to correct past violations.
Bringing insight and strategy from a broad range of cutting-edge beverage companies to the industry, the agenda for BevNET Live New York 2018 has been posted. BevNET Live, which takes place on June 6 and 7 at the Metropolitan West, 639 W. 46th St. in New York, has a lineup that culls growth and innovation ideas from successful companies and leaders.