Juice & Juice Drinks

Jamba, Inventure Foods invite consumers to pick next at-home Fusion smoothie recipe

Jamba Blue Fusion, Red Fusion smoothies now available at retailers nationwide
July 30, 2014

Inventure Foods Inc., Phoenix, a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands under a variety of company-owned and licensed brand names, announced a consumer-facing campaign to invite fans to vote for the next Jamba At Home smoothie recipe. The Jamba brand is owned by Jamba Juice Co., Emeryville Calif.


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Lassonde Industries completes acquisition of Apple & Eve

Transaction totaled nearly $148 million instead of anticipated $150 million
July 28, 2014

Lassonde Industries Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of fruit juices and juice drinks based in Rougemont, Quebec, completed its previously announced acquisition of Apple & Eve LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., for a total cash consideration of $147.9 million.


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2014 State of the Industry: Juice and juice drinks

Juices play up the health benefits
July 11, 2014

From 2009 to 2014, juice and smoothie bars saw a 2 percent rise in revenue each year, according to a May 2014 report by IBISWorld, Santa Monica, Calif., titled “Juice & Smoothie Bars in the US.”


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KonaRed announces positive results for first half of 2014

Coffee fruit juices on track to double sales this year
July 8, 2014

KonaRed Corp., the Koloa, Hawaii-based manufacturer of antioxidant juices from CoffeeBerry coffee fruit, announced strong sales growth in the first half of 2014.


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Lassonde Industries to acquire Apple & Eve for $150 million

Transaction expected to close in July 2014
July 7, 2014

Lassonde Industries Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of fruit juices and juice drinks based in Rougemont, Quebec, has entered into a definitive agreement through its U.S. subsidiary US Juice Partners LLC to acquire Apple & Eve LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., for approximately $150 million.


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‘Tude Juice

July 1, 2014

Fresh Matters LLC will add four new cold-pressed, high-pressure processed (HPP) juices to its ‘tude Juice portfolio.


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Evolution Fresh adds green juice varieties

Super-premium green juice outpaces juice segment, IRI reports
June 26, 2014

Super-premium green juice is outpacing the growth of the $1.6 billion super-premium juice category, according to Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co., citing data from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI). Additionally, Greek yogurt, which five years ago represented less than 10 percent of yogurt sales, today represents nearly 50 percent, according to the market research firm’s data.*


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WTRMLN LMN

June 24, 2014

World Waters LLC expanded its WTRMLN WTR brand with WTRMLN LMN, a cold-pressed juice made from watermelon flesh and rind, with the addition of organic lemon.


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'tude Juice adds 4 new flavors

Apple-based juices exclusively launched in select Whole Foods Market stores
June 17, 2014

Federal Way, Wash.-based Fresh Matters LLC’s ‘tude Juice brand is launching four new cold-pressed, high-pressure processed (HPP) juices in Apple Marionberry, Apple Cranberry, Apple Blueberry and Apple Ginger + Turmeric varieties. The new additions to the 'tude Juice line will be exclusively available in 166 Whole Foods Market stores in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern Pacific, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions during July and August. The juices will be available to retailers nationwide beginning Sept. 1.


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Vita Coco works to make coconut water the next orange juice

Coconut water brand uses flavors to appeal to consumers
June 12, 2014

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.


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