Ten years ago, U.S. consumers might have thought you were a bit “nutty” if you told them that coconut water would be a multimillion-dollar beverage category one day. In fact, Vita Coco Co-founders Michael Kirban and Ira Liran didn’t even believe it at that time.
Flashing back to arts and crafts projects from childhood, a common instruction from parents and teachers was to “use what you have.” Shaun Roberts took that concept a step further when he developed KonaRed juices.
Coconut water brand to help athletes, spectators stay hydrated
June 9, 2014
Foco coconut water, an import brand of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Vasinee Food Corp., announced that it is the official coconut water of the Seaside Soccer Storm Tournament, which will take place June 13 and 14 in Seaside Heights, N.J. One hundred youth teams from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with players between the ages of 8 and 19 will participate in the tournament. The event also is expected draw 3,000-4,000 spectators, according to the brand.
Cocozia, a brand of Epicurex LLC, North Miami Beach, Fla., is expanding its reach into Earth Origins Market and Mom’s Organic Market stores. The coconut water brand will be available at more than 10 Mom’s Organic locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Earth Origins Markets has locations in Florida, Maryland and Massachusetts.
Coconut water brand partners with actress Jessica Alba
May 21, 2014
Zico, a coconut water brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced that actress Jessica Alba will serve as brand ambassador for its new “Crack Life Open” national brand campaign. The multimillion-dollar campaign includes Zico print, out-of-home (OOH) and digital advertising across the United States.
The Juice Products Association (JPA) released a statement in January highlighting the nutritional benefits of 100 percent juice. “Can something that tastes as good as 100 percent fruit juice be good for you? Research shows it is,” the statement read. “More than just sugar and calories — 100 percent juice is a healthful, nutrient-dense beverage. It also contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (plant compounds).”
Coconut water company also partners with Roma Food Group
February 20, 2014
Epicurex LLC, North Miami Beach, Fla., has joined forces with Hialeah, Fla.-based Sedano’s Supermarkets to retail its Cocozia 100 percent organic coconut water. Sedano’s Supermarkets is expected to sell the entire Cocozia lineup, including original, coffee, pineapple, mango and chocolate varieties, at its 34 stores in Florida.