Nielsen: Modest Growth in All Channel Non-Alc Beverage

Growth in total dollar sales for non-alcoholic beverages and snacks was a modest 1.3% during the four-week period ending on May 18, according to an analysis of Nielsen data by Wells Fargo Securities.

LaCroix Says Essences Confirmed As “Natural”

A lab, accredited under the strict standards set by the International Standards Organization, tested vendor supplied ingredients to confirm they were derived from natural sources, such as fruit, instead of being artificially created in a lab. The rigorous standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials conclusively proved that no trace of artificial or synthetic additives was found.

Press Clips: SEC Looking Into National Beverage

SEC Looking Into National Beverage; California Decides Coffee Doesn’t Cause Cancer After All; Seattle Scraps Head Tax After Pressure from Amazon, Starbucks; Struggling Dairy Farmers Turn to A2 Milks; Gatorade Wins ‘Sports Fuel’ Trademark Case

Sparkling Waters Rise From the South

BevNET spoke with three up-and-coiming, Southern-based sparkling water brands about their approaches to the market and how they hope to find a place to grow in this explosive category.

National Beverage Corp. Growth Accelerates

National Beverage Corp. announced that the Company continues its momentum with its first half of fiscal year 2018 achieving a half billion dollars in revenues while growth continues to accelerate.

Extra! Hudson News Distributors Adds Beverages, Snacks

For decades Hudson News Distributors has been one of the leaders in the magazine and book direct store distribution network, servicing more than 15,000 retail stores in the Northeast U.S. But this year, the company has decided to “wet” its palate, adding a CPG beverage leg that counts LaCroix, Nestle Waters, and now Hint in its growing portfolio.

LaCroix Rising, But For How Long?

According to several industry analysts who shared their insights with BevNET for this story, while the company should continue to enjoy LaCroix’s outsized success in the short-term, issues on the horizon could present National Beverage with serious challenges in the future.

Press Clips: Coke Offers $1M for Sweetener Innovations

Coca-Cola offers $1 million for new artificial sweetener innovations; Soda tax thwacks Chicago's suburbs; Will Smith plugs JUST Water on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"; NPR takes a look at the rise of seltzer; Bai seeks a more mature brand image.

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