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.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
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.