National Beverage: Q2 Earnings Show Slower Summer for LaCroix

LaCroix maker National Beverage Corp. saw year-over-year revenue drop 9.9% to $263 million in the second quarter, marking the Florida-based company’s fourth consecutive quarter in which it underperformed analyst expectations. The diminished year-over-year results reflect a subdued summer for LaCroix.

In The Courtroom: Keurig Coffee Pods Recycling Suit Moves Forward

A California judge denied a motion on June 28 to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Keurig Green Mountain (now Keurig Dr Pepper) claiming its single-serve plastic coffee pods were mislabeled as “recyclable.”

When The Bubble’s Bursting: Inside LaCroix’s Decline

As the sparkling water category experiences all time highs, LaCroix -- the brand that helped ignite the trend -- should have a lot to celebrate right now. Instead, the 38 year-old brand is struggling to maintain dominance in a marketplace that is rapidly moving past it.

LaCroix Defends Ingredients, Packaging in Public Letter

Sparkling water brand LaCroix has issued an open letter defending its production process, ingredient integrity and packaging safety in the wake of a series of lawsuits, claiming “We never have, and never will, make false statements about our products.”

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.

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