Review: Vita Coco Sparkling

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.

WTRMLN WTR Launches BLNDS Line Extension

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.

Review: Sail Away Nitro Cold Brew

New York-based Sail Away Coffee Co.’s Nitro Cold Brew is launching with three SKUs: Unsweetened, Sweetened, and Sea Salt & Caramel.

Ample Foods Raises $2M

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 Responds After FDA Warning

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.

Water, Yogurt, Soylent, Weed: BevNET Live Main Stage Agenda is Live

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.

Monster: Q1 Earnings Underwhelm Analysts

Monster Energy reported a rise in net sales in the first quarter of 2018, but a significant drop in gross profits has left investors pessimistic about year-end margins for the energy drink company.

Ugly Sparkling Water Set for U.S. Launch

Ugly Drinks, an United Kingdom-based sparkling water brand, is launching in the U.S. on May 14 via a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform and at independent retailers in the New York metro area.

IFF Acquires Frutarom for $7.1B

The New York-based flavor and fragrance giant announced on Monday its plans to acquire Israeli flavors and natural ingredients firm Frutarom for $7.1 billion -- its biggest purchase to date. The deal would boost IFF to a second-place spot in the global natural flavors market, seeing as 75 percent of Frutarom’s sales are in natural.