At SupplySide West 2017, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from Sept. 26 - 28, BevNET spoke to several companies working in the space about the state of the market for pea protein, what’s driving new innovation on a supplier level, and both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
As the founder and creator of Muscle Milk, Greg Pickett helped make protein drinks palatable for mainstream consumers. In his latest venture, Pickett wants to elevate taste profiles across the beverage spectrum.
In an interview with BevNET, Jerry Reda, the COO of Big Geyser, said his belief in the management and marketing team at Minnesota-based food conglomerate Hormel Foods, which acquired Muscle Milk parent company CytoSport Holdings in 2014 for approximately $450 million, was a key component of the deal.
The MUSCLE MILK® brand will feature Syndergaard in marketing collateral at retail locations throughout New York, in digital and social content and through unique brand experiences for retail and distributor partners.
CytoSport, Inc., owner of the MUSCLE MILK® brand, announced today that the MUSCLE MILK® Recovery Grant Program will be re-launched and will provide up to $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize high school athletic programs around the country that demonstrate a financial need.
Protein beverages (Protein2o, Mix1), probiotic offerings (Lifeway Kefir, Clearly Kombucha) and coconut water (Vita Coco, Minoku, Powercoco, Cocozia, Tongo) continue to draw interest from retailers and distributors.