As Dorothy told audiences, “There’s no place like home.” Aside from being a memorable movie quote, this notion has taken on a deeper meaning in the food and beverage industries as local-buying trends and farmers markets are being celebrated by more and more consumers.
Between 2010 and 2015, high unemployment, stagnant disposable income, volatile energy costs and a changing mass-market perception of dollar stores contributed to a 3.3 percent growth rate, $66.7 billion in revenue and a $2.6 billion profit for the channel, according to IBISWorld’s September 2015 report titled “Dollar & Variety Stores in the US.”
Health and wellness remains an overarching driving factor in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market today. As such, consumers have increasingly grown cautious of the products that they put in their bodies, with a growing number avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages. But one brand is tackling this issue by trying to reinvent the juice category.
Whether it’s from their friends and family, doctors or TV personalities, Americans have numerous outlets from which to receive advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are hoping to make it easier for American consumers to make smart food and beverage choices.
Building a successful brand isn’t San Diego-based Suja Life LLC’s only mission. For those in the company, it’s about more than the product. “From a company standpoint, we want to make a difference in the lives of our consumers,” Suja’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Jeff Church says.
In an effort to encourage consumers to add more joy and wellness to their life, Evolution Fresh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co., has declared Jan. 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day. To celebrate, Evolution Fresh is teaming up with on-demand delivery service Postmates to deliver free Green Juice Breaks, a three-pack of 15.2-ounce, cold-pressed, high-pressure processed (HPP) Sweet Greens and Lemon juices, to consumers in 15 cities, the company says.
Cascadia Managing Brands, Rubicon Exotic Juices to launch three lines in 2016
January 25, 2016
Ramsey, N.J.-based Cascadia Managing Brands, a food and beverage brand management and consulting firm, announced it has signed a definitive brand management agreement with U.K.-based Rubicon Exotic Juices.
Acquisition company also owns Harvest Hill Beverage Co.
January 14, 2016
J.W. Child Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm and the owner of Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), has agreed to sell SDBC to Brynwood Partners VII L.P., Greenwich, Conn., for an undisclosed amount pending regulatory approval. SDBC, a Cincinnati-based company, was formed by J.W. Childs in 2004 when it acquired the SunnyD brand from The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati.